Valve has teamed up with arcade game manufacturer Taito to bring their hugely popular video game series Left 4 Dead to the Japanese market. Originally announced as Project Z, the zombie-themed shooter has recently rebranded itself as news of the merger began to spread across the internet. While details are still sketchy at this time, the new gaming system is reportedly scheduled to arrive in arcades all across Japan later this year!
Of course, this isn’t the first time that Taito and Valve have worked together to produce some amazing arcade games for the overseas market. Elements of Half-Life 2 eventually found their way into a sit-down cabinet shooter known as Half-Life 2: Survivor. And so, following in this tradition, the new arcade version of the classic zombie video game has officially been announced as Left 4 Dead: Seizansha-tachi (Left 4 Dead: Survivors.)
As we await more details on whether this upcoming arcade version will offer players an all-new gameplay experience or simply be a modified adaptation of the original, Taito has already begun to release a number of promotional videos online. We’ve embedded the first teaser trailer below, but be sure to visit the official website online for additional details!