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Whether you play as one of the elite marine Frontiersmen or the vicious alien Kharaa, you must use unique strategies and your abilities to win. Marines buy weaponry and form persistent squads to find and destroy alien hives. Aliens can choose a wall-running Skulk, pudgy Gorge, flying Lerk, murderous Fade or gigantic Onos that can devour enemies whole.
New strategy gameplay allows players to Command from overhead. Build structures anywhere, collect resources and research upgrades. The marines can build phase gates, sentry turrets and siege cannons to assault the enemy. Aliens can build upgrade chambers, evolve special abilities, lay eggs and plant traps.
Levels change as you play. Spreading alien infestation deforms hallways and causes space station power failure, halting all lifts. Destroying a catwalk's supports causes it to fall, revealing a new route. Use a flamethrower to clear infestation, spin webs to block a passage or weld a bulkhead shut for a last defense. Every game is different.
Flexible game rules and scripting allow you to create your own unique scenarios like "Colonist Rescue", "Alien vs. Alien" or anything else you can dream up. Free automatic updates keep the game fresh by adding new levels and abilities.
Naturally, this date calls for a celebration. Natural Selection 2 build 259 is now live on Steam – It doesn't have a special name, because its special nature lies in its normality. Natural Selection 2 has been updated countless times since launch, and it is the cumulative improvement that these updates have brought which are most proud of.
The birthday build also includes some new toys to play with – The Shadow Gorge, and Shadow Lerk.
Both the Shadow Gorge and Shadow Lerk are available to everyone that has purchased Shadow Tier in the Natural Selection 2 Reinforcement Program. For a limited time, anyone with Silver, Gold, or Diamond tiers can upgrade to Shadow Tier for only the difference in tier price. To upgrade, go to naturalselection2.com/shadowupgrade.
That’s not all. It is also Natural Selection 1′s birthday – It’s 11th birthday. To celebrate, a very special piece of Natural Selection history is making a comeback later this year. Here is a teaser. Prepare to nostalgia:
The party carry’s over to Steam as well – This Halloween through November 4th, Natural Selection 2 is 75% off on Steam!
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