Resident Evil 6 X Left 4 Dead 2 Crossover DLC Announced

By Ishaan . March 15, 2013 . 12:17pm

Crossovers. Everyone’s doing them these days. Namco Bandai and Capcom and Sega with Project X Zone. Atlus and Nintendo with Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem. Capcom and Valve with Resident Evil 6 X Left 4 Dead 2.


…wait, what?


Yep, it’s happening. Although, unlike the others, Resident Evil 6 X Left 4 Dead 2 isn’t a full-fledged game. It’s a collaboration by which Left 4 Dead 2 enemies will appear in the PC version of Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil 6 enemies will make their way into the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2. This content will be made available to owners of both games for free.


Resident Evil 6 on PC will add four survivors from Left 4 Dead 2—Coach, Nick, Ellis and Rochelle—as playable characters to its Mercenaries: No Mercy mode, which Capcom announced earlier in the year. Each character will have a customized weapon load-out for the game. Two L4D enemies—the Witch and Mini Tank—will make an appearance in this mode, too. The additional content will be automatically downloaded to the PC version of Resident Evil 6 starting April 5th.


Meanwhile, the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2 will get the Lepotitsa, Napad and Ogroman enemies from Resident Evil 6. All three enemies will be depicted in the game using Valve’s Steam Workshop tools. The enemies will be made available sometime 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.”


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  • SolidusSnake

    Wtf? Why? Well at least you can have the zombie killing dream team of Coach and Barry in mercenaries mode.

    • Barry should be a playable character in every game. Ever.

  • Crevox

    That’s… weird…


  • Patrick Gover

    Leon startled the Witch! Wait, what?

    • komiko12

      *shudders* really terrifying.. those witches.. very dangerous and deals major pain

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      then get Tackled by a Charger

  • Richard N

    That’s, eh… cool?

    Free DLC is free DLC I suppose.

  • Hollowkoopa

    Damn that’s a awesome crossover and it makes sense.

  • Theofratus ‘Geese’ Lester

    This is actually happenin’… on Steam.

    Don’t know if it’s the stupidest idea… or the greatest idea of all Capcom crossovers.

  • Ethan_Twain

    That’s cool – though it kind of illustrates how zombie games have so many elements that are totally interchangeable. This could be upgraded to a three way crossover with any other zombie shooter (say, ZombiU) and it would still work just as well.

    More interesting would be Resident Evil X Plants X Zombies. That I would actually be super curious to play both games with the crossover content. This? I pretty much know what this is gonna be.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Chris VS a Tank would be awesome

    • Eliézer Dos Santos

      Poor Tank.

      • maggosh

        That’s a funny way to spell Chris.

    • Luis Camargo

      Wait for the next Capcom fighting game.

  • kmantle


    “…for free…”
    wait… WHAT?
    *then I remembered…*
    oh, right, VALVE

    Next update: hats on RE6

    • Don’t forget! Ada in RED’s side vs Carla in BLU’s side!

  • Honestly I would much rather have all the RE characters reunite for the mercinaries.Excella, barry , rebecca, wesker , sheva , Jill, josh.I would LOVE to have them all again instead of this.

    • D H

      …how could you mention Excella and Josh, yet not mention Claire (and maybe Steve, take him or leave him, I don’t really care)?

      • I am so sorry its been so long.Claire has been so out of the picture recently but she is definitely worthy of her own entire game.I think she is the only one left with human abilities in her :/ Here’s to RE7 led by claire.

        • Another Claire-lead game? Bah, here’s to Billy Coen taking the spotlight once more!

  • Jake Deerberg

    I’m down with this. But if they really want me interested. Put in enemies from Killing Floor.

    • maggosh

      You mean Generic: The Zombie FPS?

      • Jake Deerberg

        Hey now Killing Floor is way more than just a zombie game. Their not even zombies. Okay well Clots are kinda like zombies…

  • Elvick

    Why? :/

    I guess it’s neat.

  • Well that was… unexpected.

    Hell, hey Capcom: while you’re at it, why not just let Valve develop the next RE game entirely?

  • Just Tim

    I hope we’d get a player character rendition of Nemesis… *S.T.A.R.S.!*

  • What’s next:

    Star Ocean/Mass Effect crossover
    Yakuza/Grand Theft Auto crossover

    • Syn

      Yakuza X GTA FTW

  • No

    This is pretty damn cool. I hope more companies do this in the future.

  • Visa Vang

    I was hoping for Bill to be in there just to hear him complain.

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