Left 4 Dead planned for arcade release in Japan

Arcade game manufacturer Taito has partnered with Valve to produce an arcade adaptation of Turtle Rock Studios' co-op zombie FPS Left 4 Dead in Japan.

News of the tie-in arrives shortly after Taito announced "Project Z", a zombie-themed shooter due to hit arcades this year. The official Project Z site has since been updated with a Left 4 Dead logo and Valve copyright, though it's currently unknown whether Taito's upcoming Left 4 Dead: Seizansha-tachi (Left 4 Dead: Survivors) is an all-new spin-off or a modified adaptation of a previous game in the series.

Taito previously struck up a partnership with Valve for Half-Life 2: Survivor, a sit-down cabinet release featuring elements from Half-Life 2 and its follow-up episodes.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.