April 23, 2010

L4D2 - "The Passing" Graffiti Easter Eggs

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Observant zombie fans may have noticed some zombie-related Easter Eggs in the latest DLC for Left 4 Dead 2, "The Passing"

"The Passing," released yesterday, gives players the thrill of seeing the Left 4 Dead 2 cast interact with the classic team from the first Left 4 Dead. In the second level of "The Passing," you find yourself in a room with a pool table. Zombie fanatics probably won't help but notice that the graffiti on the wall is full of references to other zombie films and video games.

Otis, 
Out of film, no helicopter. Zombies are too fast. Not going to make it.
Frank West

Frank West is the hero character of Capcom's Dead Rising game. West spends the whole game fending off zombies in a mall while waiting for Otis the pilot to come back in his helicopter and rescue him.

EDIT: Otis, as reader Paul correctly puts it, "was the janitor that wouldn't shut the hell up over the radio"

Went to save my dog. If I'm not back in fifteen minutes everyone drop everything and come save me
Nicole

A reference to the character of Nicole in Zack Snyder's remake of Dawn of the Dead and the completely ridiculous scenario that sees Nicole crash a delivery truck into the gun store while trying to save her dog, Chips.

Ed is King of the Zombies

I'm pretty sure this is a reference to Shaun of the Dead in which Ed asks Shaun, "Who died and made you fucking king of the zombies?"

REPENT. THE END IS EXTREMELY FUCKING NIGH 

 Reference to wall graffiti seen in 28 Days Later

Roger
Went to mall
Francine

Roger and Francine are both characters in Romero's original Dawn of the Dead

Looking for an M60? Come see me.
Crazy Dave

Crazy Dave is a character in PopCap Games' highly popular Plants vs. Zombies . In the game, Crazy Dave sells you items to help keep the zombies off your lawn.