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Resident Evil 6 ✕ Left 4 Dead 2 was an exclusive crossover on Steam for the PC versions of Resident Evil 6 and Left 4 Dead 2.

History

Sometime after Resident Evil 6 was officially announced for PC, Capcom had worked with Valve over the possibility of releasing a crossover between Resident Evil and the Left 4 Dead series.[1] The crossover produced exclusive content for both games. The free content for each game was released to Steam on April 4, 2013.[2][3]

Gameplay

Resident Evil 6

The Resident Evil 6 expansion added content to The Mercenaries No Mercy gameplay mode. The main cast of Left 4 Dead 2—Coach, Nick, Ellis, and Rochelle—were added to the character roster, as well as two new enemies, the Witch and the Mini Tank.[4] While playing as these characters, the music tracks used in the stages and results screen are changed to Left 4 Dead 2 tracks. These additions are compatible with the standard characters in the game, allowing the Resident Evil 6 cast to combat the same enemies and partner with the new characters.

Left 4 Dead 2

In Left 4 Dead 2, three enemy skins from Resident Evil 6 were added to the Steam Workshop as the "Official Resident Evil 6 Collection": Napad as the Tank, Ogroman as the Charger, and Lepotica as the Boomer.[5] Featuring no official character skins in the collection, Valve encouraged users to add their own custom Resident Evil 6 characters to the Workshop.[6]

Gallery

Further notes

  • Each of the assets added to Resident Evil 6 were based upon preexisting characters and enemies: Coach is based on Chris Redfield, Nick is based on Leon Scott Kennedy, Ellis is based on Piers Nivans, and Rochelle is based on Sherry Birkin. Each of the Left 4 Dead 2 characters uses melee attacks, gestures, and some weapons shared by their Resident Evil 6 counterparts. Likewise, the Witch is based on the Bloodshot and the Mini Tank is based on the Napad.

Sources

References
  1. Youtube.com, Machinima Trailer Vault, Resident Evil 6 X Left for Dead 2 -- Producers Message (Retrieved December 11, 2015).
  2. L4d.com, Left 4 Dead Blog, Resident Evil 6 Day (Retrieved December 11, 2015).
  3. Store.steampowered.com, News, Resident Evil 6 X L4D2 Update Released (Retrieved December 11, 2015).
  4. Youtube.com, Official Capcom UK, Resident Evil 6 X Left 4 Dead 2 gameplay trailer (Retrieved December 11, 2015)
  5. Steamcommunity.com, Left 4 Dead 2 Workshop, Official Resident Evil 6 (Retrieved December 11, 2015)
  6. L4d.com, Left 4 Dead Blog, Resident Evil 6 / Left 4 Dead 2 Mash-up (Retrieved December 11, 2015)

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