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.

NS2 Fade and his new blink ability released 18th November in build 155. If you have not already seen the reveal video then check it out!

Posted by SgtBarlow on Dec 13th, 2010

Hello everyone! Earlier last month we revealed the new NS2 Fade and his new blink ability (see mayhem below). It was always the goal to have the Fade truly teleport properly, but the old Half-life engine never seemed up to the task, so he just moved really fast. Not any more! He can disappear and reappear behind marines, on top of structures and pretty much anywhere else his little black heart desires.

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FatManJim Dec 14 2010 says:

i had a question about that cinematic trailer, was that made in-engine

i.e. would we be able to make something like it in the game

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WarlockSyno Dec 14 2010 replied:

Yea. They hey their own cinematic editor. Even all the media is in-engine renders.

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_Simulacra_ Dec 14 2010 says:

Yeah was made in-engine. They also ship the cinematic editor with the game so you can actually make them yourself. Very cool.

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SinKing Dec 14 2010 says:

Gives new meaning to the phrase: Smoking can kill you!

Cool creature, I'm awaiting the release. I pre-ordered a year ago.

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Sn1pe Dec 14 2010 says:

Holy stiff animations batman!

Nah it's not that bad but the animations could have used a bit more work.

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Mkilbride Dec 14 2010 replied:


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xXMaNiAcXx Dec 14 2010 says:

That's simply amazing! I really can't wait to see more! Also, good luck with IOTY!

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nenti2k Dec 14 2010 says:

The Fade rocks the battlefield.

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Mkilbride Dec 14 2010 says:

Also, teleporting properly was easy on the HL Engine, many mods implemented it. ESF for example had it done well.

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ShadowFear Dec 14 2010 says:

Who else noticed the bladerunner reference at the very beginning?

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Vcc2cc Dec 14 2010 says:

I just watched the HD vid... please tell me sprinting is NOT going to be in the final game.

NS2 can own without sprinting.

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Shoelip Dec 15 2010 says:

Cool trailer but is the marine chatter supposed to be almost inaudible?

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