Left 4 Dead 2 has become pretty infamous in the gaming world since it's announcement at E3, never before has a sequel to a game generated so much negative buzz for begin released "too early". Fans of L4D started a petition against purchasing the sequel, their argument begin that the original will be forgotten with no new content, and that most of the new features in the L4D2 could have been made available to part 1 through DLC. Well the petition which claimed to have several thousand signatures seems to have made little impact because Valve has just announced that the Left 4 Dead 2 has doubled the preorders that the original had. Keep in mind however that L4D was an original title and therefore didn't have any fanbase to build those preorders off from.
Left 4 Dead 2 was shown off at Microsoft's Press Conference, the video was only a trailer but the game is available to play at the show floor. The game this time takes place in the American south, Louisiana to be exact. The game's new feature will be melee weapons, an aspect that wasn't in the original. Where the original title had you just hit the undead with your gun, the squeal will allow players to wield chainsaws, bats, frying pans and a many other weapons. Interestingly enough the game also takes place during the daytime, the original took place completely at night. Value has mentioned the game will have a "deeper" level of cooperative gameplay, stay tuned as we learn more.