‘Left 4 Dead’ Getting New DLC Levels, ‘Street Fighter IV’ Costumes En Route

Gamers burnt out on Left 4 Deadcan look forward to the “Survival Pack” this spring, which includes two new campaigns and a “Survival” game mode, and Capcom announced details on a free expansion and five costume packs for Street Fighter IV.”


Downloadable content is moving forward in a big way in 2009, with “Left 4 Dead” and “Street Fighter IV” becoming the latest games to jump on board.

Valve made their intentions to support “Left 4 Dead” with downloadable content clear early on, but today brings details on what that means. The “Survival Pack” is coming this spring for both Xbox 360 and PC gamers and features two new campaign scenarios and a new game mode called “Survival.”

No price point has been announced for the “Survival Pack.”

“Street Fighter IV” will receive downloadable support, too, with Capcom revealing a series of five costume packs to be distributed in the coming weeks and a “Championship Mode” expansion with new enhancements for the game, free of charge. From the press release:

Replay Mode – Record, upload, and download top matches to share with the Street Fighter IV community. Players can analyze top tiered fighters matches, leave voter feedback for others, and share their own triumphant victories.
New Points System – Two new points systems to measure your skill (Championship and Tournament Points)
Enhanced Tournament Matching System – Skill level matching system offers improved tournament match making for beginners and mid-level players. Competitors earn Grade Points (GP) to earn entry into more advanced tournaments.

The costumes cannot be purchased individually, as Capcom is only offering them as packs. Each pack will cost 320 Microsoft Points ($3.99). The full lineup:

2/17 – Brawler Pack DLC Pack will include alternate costumes for: Zangeif, E.Honda, Rufus, El Furete, and Abel.
2/24 – Femme Fatale Pack will include alternate costumes for: Chun-Li, Cammy, Sakura, Rose, and C.Viper.
3/3/09 – Shoruken Pack will include alternate costumes for: Ryu, Ken, Akuma, Gouken, and Dan.
3/10/09 – Shadowloo Pack will include alternate costumes for: Seth, M.Bison, Sagat, Balrog, and Vega.
3/17/09 – Classic Pack will include alternate costumes for: Guile, Dhalsim, Fei-Long, Blanka, and Gen.

What do you think of the downloadable offerings for each game?

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