L4D2 pre-orderers to get early access to demo (Update)

Huge fundamental update: Electronic Arts neglected to mention a tiny detail in regards to the October-bound Left 4 Dead 2 demo: it will be, initially, a pre-order “early-access” thing.

As originally reported by Shacknews, those who pre-order L4D2 for either the PC (via Steam) or the Xbox 360 will get access to a demo for the game. A Valve representative told us earlier this afternoon — September 24th — that this pre-order deal is an “early-access” thing, not unlike what the studio offered with the original Left 4 Dead. Thus, the L4D2 demo will be made available for everyone to try out at some point — the details of when are to come later.

At a recent pre-TGS event in Roppongi, the publisher said a demo for the follow-up title was coming on October 27th. The announcement was a bit of a tease for the media who will be mowing down zombie-clowns and walking around an infested carnival in the “Dark Carnival” campaign portion of L4D2 at TGS.

Left 4 Dead 2 hits November 17th.

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Electronic Arts neglected to mention a tiny detail in regards to the October-bound Left 4 Dead 2 demo: it’s a pre-order thing. 

According to Shacknews, only those who pre-ordered the game for either the PC or Xbox 360 will get, at least, instant access to the demo. Valve didn’t clarify if the demo would later become a traditional download that didn’t require some sort of financial investment. You know, like a proper demo or something.

At a recent pre-TGS event in Roppongi, the publisher said a demo for the follow-up title was coming on October 27th. The announcement was a bit of a tease for the media who will be mowing down zombie-clowns and walking around an infested carnival in the “Dark Carnival” campaign portion of L4D2 at TGS proper. 

Left 4 Dead 2 hits November 17th.

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