Capcom and Valve announce Resident Evil 6 x Left 4 Dead 2 project for PC

RE6PC_x_L4D2_Rochelle_03_bmp_jpgcopyCapcom and Valve have announced the “Resident Evil 6 x Left 4 Dead 2 project” today, and no, it’s not an early April Fools joke. The crossover will happen in both games over then next few months and will be available exclusively for PC gamers.

So, Left 4 Dead 2 characters will show up in Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil 6’s enemies will mix it up in Left 4 Dead 2. Pretty cool stuff!

Read on for the announcement and a whole batch of screens.

Resident Evil 6 x Left 4 Dead 2 project screens:

Capcom and Valve are pleased to announce the Resident Evil 6 x Left 4 Dead 2 project. This crossover project between two of the interactive entertainment industry?s most respected publishers will see characters from Left 4 Dead 2 featured exclusively in the forthcoming PC version of Resident Evil 6, while enemies from Resident Evil 6 will invade the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2. All content will be made available completely free for fans of either game to access and play.

Owners of Resident Evil 6 PC will be able to select one of four survivors from Left 4 Dead 2?s iconic cast ? Coach, Nick, Ellis and Rochelle ? when playing PC exclusive mode, The Mercenaries No Mercy. Each character will have a special customized weapon load-out created just for use in Resident Evil 6. In addition to the four survivors, two of the infamous Special Infected zombies from the Left 4 Dead franchise ? the Witch and Mini Tank ? will also make a cameo appearance in this mode, relentlessly attacking players regardless of whether a character from Left 4 Dead 2 or Resident Evil 6 is chosen. This new and exclusive content will automatically be downloaded in the background to all owners of the PC version of Resident Evil 6 from April 5.

Making the leap to the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2 will be some of Resident Evil 6?s most fearsome enemies ? Lepotitsa, Napad and Ogroman. All three characters were brought to life in Left 4 Dead 2 by Valve?s renowned developers using its Steam Workshop tools. Owners of the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2 will be able to face a new deadly challenge when Resident Evil 6 characters infect Valve?s classic zombie title this spring.

Commenting on the crossover project, Chet Faliszek from Valve stated: ?We?re huge Resident Evil fans, so when the opportunity arose to work directly with Capcom to combine L4D2 and RE6, we jumped at it.?

Resident Evil 6 Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi added: ?The Resident Evil 6 team really enjoyed working on this crossover, and we?re confident that our fans will have a great time with it too! We hope you enjoy this unique content.?