E3 2009 / Left 4 Dead sequel brings the zombie slaughter south

Among the exclusives announced at Microsoft’s E3 conference is Left 4 Dead 2, which moves the shuffling, moaning hordes of walking dead south to the swamps of Louisiana, tasking four new survivors – Nick, Rochelle, Coach and Ellis – with the difficult challenge of besting the sadistic A.I. Director 2.0.

Adding melee weapons such as chainsaws, axes, baseball bats and frying pans to the already expansive arsenal, the sequel will also up the ass-kicking ante with new boss zombies, weapons and items in addition to “more co-operative campaigns, more Versus campaigns, and maps for Survival mode available at launch” on November 17.

In the meantime, we can look forward to an advertising campaign even more aggressive than the zombie hordes, starting with the teaser trailer, screenshots and images you can find after the break.