Left 4 Dead gets 4 New Characters in Japanese Arcade Version

Japan’s arcade version of Valve’s first-person zombie survival shooter Left 4 Dead is apparently coming with some local flavor.

It seems that none of the 8 characters from Valves popular Left 4 Dead series made the cut, it seems that Taito has decided to appeal more to the Japanese audience by localizing the characters so that the Japanese public will relate to them better.

The official trailer for the arcade version of Left 4 Dead shows a bit of footage from the cooperative shooter, allowing a quick peek at some of the new characters and featuring a lot of screaming and moaning.


The official character art allows us a much better look at them, making them much easier to identify. As such, what Japanese players will be able to man into battle against hordes upon hordes of zombies is a line-up consisting of a Japanese university student, a Japanese schoolgirl, an American bartender, and a half-American tour guide who seems ready to ride off into the sunset.

Weirdly though the game still takes place in the United States which is disappointing that they haven’t tried a different setting, never the less it will be interesting seeing arcade cabinets and how they will perform with 4 person coop and how they will try and emulate the Mouse and Keyboard controls of Left 4 Dead.

So what do you think? Do you think they should have attempted a Japanese setting? Who is your favorite Left 4 Dead character? Are you a fan of the series? Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube.

Article By Jonnie Dixon



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