Capcom and Valve are teaming up for an event in time for the upcoming PC release of Resident Evil 6. The event is a crossover between Resident Evil 6 and Valve’s own zombie-shooter Left 4 Dead 2. Characters from L4D2 will be making an appearance in RE6 and enemies of RE6 will be invading the levels of L4D2. The crossover event will be available on both games regardless of whether you own one game and not the other.

Owners of Resident Evil 6 PC will be able to select one of four survivors from Left 4 Dead 2’s iconic cast – Coach, Nick, Ellis and Rochelle – when playing PC exclusive mode, The Mercenaries No Mercy. Each character will have a special customised weapon load-out created just for use in Resident Evil 6.  In addition to the four survivors, two of the infamous Special Infected zombies from the Left 4 Dead franchise – the Witch and Mini Tank – will also make a cameo appearance in this mode, relentlessly attacking players regardless of whether a character from Left 4 Dead 2 or Resident Evil 6 is chosen. The content will automatically be downloaded in the background to all owners of the PC version of Resident Evil 6 from April 5.

Not pictured: The Tank from Left 4 Dead 2

Not pictured: The Tank from Left 4 Dead 2

Making the leap to the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2 will be some of Resident Evil 6’s most fearsome enemies – Lepotitsa, Napad and Ogroman. All three characters were brought to life in Left 4 Dead 2 by Valve’s developers using its Steam Workshop tools. Owners of the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2 will be able to face a new deadly challenge when Resident Evil 6 characters infect Valve’s classic zombie title.

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.”

The PC version of Resident Evil 6 is still up for pre-order on Steam. Capcom used a tiered reward system to promote the pre-orders, and right now, all of the tiers have been filled. So you'll get all of the rewards if you pre-order it. The game will be out for PC on March 23, 2013 and can be pre-ordered for $40 (approx. Rs 2,150).

The rewards are split into three tiers. The first tier got buyers the Resident Evil 6 digital soundtrack and a digital copy of the Resident Evil 6 Artworks: Creature Design book. The second tier got buyers everything from tier 1 along with a free copy of Resident Evil 5. Those who already own RE5 can gift the game to their friend. Tier 3 got buyers everything from the previous tiers along with a free copy of the Resident Evil 6 DLC Season Pass to get free access to all four of the upcoming multiplayer DLC modes including Survivor, Predator, Onslaught and Siege.

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