Resident Evil and Left 4 Dead Join Forces

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Capcom sure is infatuated with franchise crossovers. They usually cross breed franchises in-house, but this time the Resident Evil makers are collaborating with Valve to combine their legendary survival-horror series with the zombie forces of Left 4 Dead.

Don’t get too overjoyed just yet. Resident Evil 6 x Left 4 Dead 2 isn’t the ultimate cross-franchise zombie apocalypse thriller you may have been waiting for. It’s actually just a crossover gimmick to help push the upcoming PC release of Resident Evil 6.

In this crossover, Left 4 Dead 2 survivors Coach, Nick, Ellis and Rochelle will appear as playable characters in RE6‘s PC-exclusive The Mercenaries No Mercy mode. They’ll each take custom weapon loadouts into the survival time trials, which will also feature cameos from Left 4 Dead‘s terrifying infected enemies the Witch and Mini Tank.

On the flip side, RE6 enemies Lepotitsa, Napad and Ogroman will join the infected bestiary of Left 4 Dead 2.

This exclusive content will be automatically added to the PC version of Resident Evil 6 on April 5th, completely free of charge. Valve will be adding the RE6 content to Left 4 Dead 2 sometime during the spring, also for free.

Not as exciting as a Resident Evil x Left 4 Dead crossover could be, but hey, you can’t argue with free bonus content.

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