Last week, one of Blend Games' writers informed The All-Knowing Editor about a Left 4 Dead 2 rumor. "Pfft, Valve doesn't make sequels that quickly," I said and threw a gin bottle at him. Turns out I was wrong.

During Microsoft's E3 press conference, they revealed that a sequel to last year's zombie coop shooter is in development. Like the first game, it's apparently a PC and Xbox 360 game. It'll be released on November 17th, 2009, which is almost exactly a year after the original was released.

According to a press release sent out by Valve, melee combat will be fleshed out with new weapons such as a chainsaw, frying pan, axe, and baseball bat. The A.I. Director will now have the ability to "change weather effects, world objects, and pathways in addition to tailoring the enemy population, effects, and sounds to match the players' performance." The game adds new Survivors, boss zombies, and equipment and is said to have a lot more maps than the first game.

Valve taking only a year to make a new game? That might be the biggest surprise of the convention.

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