Natural Selection 2 is the sequel to the popular Half-Life mod Natural Selection. It is built on our own engine and will be distributed through Valve's Steam platform.

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Today, Natural Selection 2 went up on the Steam Store for pre-order.

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Today, Natural Selection 2 went up on the Steam Store for pre-order. This day is one we have looked forward to for many years, and marks a major milestone in the development of this game. We are also happy to announce a release month: October. As we clear some final hurdles over the next few weeks, we will nail that down to a specific day.

Two versions of NS2 will ultimately be available on the Steam Store: Standard and Deluxe.
The Standard edition will cost $24.99 and gives you the full game.
The Deluxe edition costs $39.99 and gives you the full game plus a whole bag of goodies:

Deluxe Edition

  • NS2 Official Soundtrack (almost 1 hour of music)
  • Digital Art Book (40 pages)
  • Exclusive wallpapers and avatars
  • Exclusive new in-game marine armor

From now until release day in October, Deluxe Edition will be the only version available on Steam, and will be discounted to $24.99. There is also a 4-pack available for $74.97.

Now for the really cool part
: We have some presents for everyone who pre-ordered the game before today's Steam release (anyone who has played in the NS2 beta). You all receive:

  • A free upgrade to the Deluxe Edition detailed above
  • A free copy of NS2 Standard Edition to give to a friend or stroke lovingly
  • Continued private beta access right up to launch day in October

This means that today, we are giving away 45,000 copies of the NS2 Standard Edition for free. If you own the NS2 Special Edition (Black Armor) we will be adding an option to allow you to switch between Deluxe and Special Edition armor.

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AussieKanga
AussieKanga

wow you guys are awesome, thanks for the free copy and keep up the great work!

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~Mapster(WFc)
~Mapster(WFc)

Congratulations on all your hard work Unknown Worlds. I have been tracking for years since before it came onto the new engine and have been amazed at your work and am glad to have contributed towards it. :)

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billyboob
billyboob

Why did I not pick this up when it was bundled with Overgrowth. Pity the fool.

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Pennypacker
Pennypacker

You silly boob.

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Orac|
Orac|

I shall be advising everyone I know to buy this.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

AWesome!

Had this since December 2010, so I get an upgrade to Deluxe & a free copy for a friend?

Good to spread the word.

And I'm glad to see you took in the suggestion on the price; I'm sure it was not me specifically or anything, but I often argued in all news posts to lower it to 24.99$.

As for the extra copy, when do we get that? Have a friend I want to play it...I didn't get an email.

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SgtBarlow Author
SgtBarlow

Within the week (valve time) you should see a gift appear in your steam gift manager.

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Spooboy
Spooboy

I was under the impression NS2 would have a SP element. Am I wrong on this?

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SgtBarlow Author
SgtBarlow

Correct, there is no single player. Need a lot more money for SP.
Maybe one day we can make one.

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chsignal
chsignal

As i know, this was always MP only game.

Anyway if I buy now i wont have beta access? Also i have core2duo @ 1.80, 2gb ram and HD 6670 and XP. This is quite old configuration but is it good enough to run game?

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DNR3
DNR3

YEAH

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Dieger
Dieger

is there still no offline bots?

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warbrand2
warbrand2

one way to get people to buy it give a tf2 item to people taht pre order. don't think that's a good idea though.

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Aeneas2020
Aeneas2020

Great news guys loving the beta.

Quick question i can't find NS2 anywhere on steam (pre order or otherwise)

Clearly i still have access to the beta so i am assuming the NS2 will appear in my game list at some point (just missing the "beta" line) and also that the free copy of NS2 will go to my inventory is this correct?

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Aeneas2020
Aeneas2020

nevermind a steam restart seems to have fixed me not being able to find it! congrats again

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

So you found your free copy?

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Aeneas2020
Aeneas2020

No i just found the listing on the steam page i'm assuming the free copy will come later

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ninjaman999
ninjaman999

Im just wondering
I missed out on the black Armour preorder and was wondering if there is ANY other way to get it.
It looks beautiful :_________:

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Darklord42
Darklord42

nope, for alpha people only.

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Darklord42
Darklord42

UWE twitter states that the free copies are in the pipeline and have not been released yet. It will be through steam gift system.

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Zedrion
Zedrion

you guys are kewl like always. TY

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Xyrom
Xyrom

I preordered it on steam wish i could have grabbed it earlier but never had the money at the right time =/

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