New melee weapon announced for Left 4 Dead 2

Howzat?! It's a cricket bat!

Valve last night announced their latest addition to Left 4 Dead 2's melee arsenal in timely fashion on IGN.

The announcement is timely as it perfectly coincides with the beginning of The Ashes today and the weapon itself is a lovely lump of willow for you to knock marauding zombies for six.

There's an image through the link above showing the cricket bat being used by L4D 2's resident hick, Ellis decked out in an England cap, on a zombie in full Australian cricket garb. Nice.

The game is slated for a November 17th release and we've got a lovely hands-on preview on the way soon.

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