Russians get to play Left 4 Dead, too

Videogame development royalty Valve (Half-Life series, Team Fortress) has announced that they have struck a deal with publishing company Akella to bring the forth coming survival horror game Left 4 Dead to Russia. Akella says that gamers in Russia are really looking forward to playing a game of this caliber.

Left 4 Dead is a first-person shooter with cooperative elements built in. The player can choose to play alongside partner A.I. or actual human players. What sets this game apart from others is the reliance on your teammates to survive. Think 28 Days Later in videogame form. Players will go through four campaigns of zombie slaying goodness that is rumored to last over an hour per scenario. Or, if you’re feeling infected that day, you can choose to play as one of the various enemies in the game and take on humans. Up to eight people can participate at once in this thriller. The AI Director in the game plays out each situation differently, so don’t expect planning your way through any part of the game.

Left 4 Dead will be released on PC and Xbox 360 in the Fall of this year. There’s no word on whether the game will be released on PS3, but I’m sure owners are gnawing their fingers off in anticipation.