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This Fall: Natural Selection 2

By: Derek Yu

On: May 27th, 2009

BREAKING KOTAKU EXCLUSIVE! Natural Selection 2, the sequel to the popular multiplayer Half-Life mod, is slated for a Fall release on Steam, according to its developers. The original game blended FPS and RTS mechanics and featured two very different playable teams – the alien Kharaa and the human Frontiersmen. NS2 will maintain the same basic mechanics, but with some new features (and obviously much prettier). It’s now running on an unnamed proprietary engine, with Valve’s Source engine having been dropped due to the cost of licensing.

This is great news, as the development has been through some rough times, with its creators selling a Sudoku puzzle game to make ends meet at one point.

(Source: Alec Meer, via Rock, Paper, Shotgun)