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As the release of PV gets closer, we give you a brand spanking new release trailer and some downloadable wallpapers, as well as info on the hows and whens of release!

Posted by Zanboo on Jan 18th, 2008

We have some exciting news concerning release coming your way!

The Project Valkyrie Release Trailer

Here it is, one minute of in-game footage of Project Valkyrie in it's finished form. While it might not be the most action-packed trailer, you can see some of our features we haven't really mentioned quite yet, included charged item-pulling, the melee beam blade, our turbine morph charge system, and more. The audio in the clip is Sunnyvale Trailer Park by our good friend Paper Sailboat.

Larger version available at our profile page.

Wallpapers Galore!

In addition to our trailer, we're also releasing some very high resolution wallpapers for your enjoyment.

                Wallpaper 1     Wallpaper 2     Wallpaper 3
                1920x1200     1920x1200     1920x1200
                1680x1050     1680x1050     1680x1050
                1440x900     1440x900     1440x900 Interview

We also had a nice interview with the guys over at, talking about the history of PV, what we've done and where we're going. They also have some exclusive media.

So Where's the Release?

Valve has completed work on the cache files required to run Orange Box mods, and as such, we now have the ability to release the client. Unfortunately, Valve has not made the update live yet, and we do not have a tentative release date of the Steam update. The good news is that these cache files allow anyone who can play mods (Owners of at -least- HL2:DM) can run Project Valkyrie. The bad news is, although we have a tentative release date for Project Valkyrie of Friday the 25th of January, we may have to postpone the release while we wait for the cache files. Either way, the Windows server binaries will be available next week after final internal testing. They will be going out to our launch server partners, and then later released to the public. Please note, these are only Windows binaries, we do not have the capability yet to build Linux server distributions.

If everything goes as planned, Friday we will have a launch party in our IRC ( #blackened-interactive) and the files will go live on Fileplanet. Fileplanet will be carrying the mod exclusively for 24 hours, at which point the mirrors will be available. We are currently working with server partners to ensure we have around 30-40 servers available for release. We look forward to getting the mod into your hands as soon as possible and appreciate your support and patience!

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Deadlypudding Jan 18 2008 says:

You guys sound like you are handling the release very professionally. I mean 30-40 servers at launch? Thats awesome!

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Midnitte Jan 19 2008 replied:

Agreed :), can't wait to give this a spin - need something after the devastation that was zombie panic source.

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Mechanical_Rabbit Jan 23 2008 replied:

Woot...the SDK gets released tomorrow 1/24!

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Noobkiller Jan 18 2008 says:

awesome! I can't wait to review it on Pariah's Guild.

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swiftseraph Jan 18 2008 buried:


Wow, way to steal Metroid Online's idea for a melee "beam blade".
*eye roll*
Granted, we're probably never releasing, but that's a blatant steal, man.
Message me on AIM.

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Betelgeuze Jan 18 2008 replied:

wait, isn't your mod based on an existing franchize? isn't that stealing? Did you get permission to make a Metroid project?

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swiftseraph Jan 18 2008 buried:


They're doing the same thing, except their character isn't called Samus, and their mod isn't called Metroid. It's like those cheap Chinese toys based on Spider-man, and they call them Super Arachnid-Man. It's still copyright infringement.

You can't really put down my project as it is discontinued, for your said reasons (our choice, not theirs). I'm just frustrated that they blatantly copied one of our ideas, and of course, there is no mention of the reference. I can prove that we had the idea first, if need be.

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Zanboo Jan 18 2008 replied:

Just to clarify, here's one of our original concept pieces from September 28th, 2007 (the actual art is a bit older, we began the mod in early September.

You can see our nice energy blade concept from the get-go.

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swiftseraph Jan 18 2008 replied:

Then I stand corrected and that's really cool concept art. Wish the actual suit had the angel wing glowy stuff coming out of it though.

Oh well. Thanks for clarifying. ^_^

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lcpuche Jan 18 2008 says:


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hypesystem Jan 18 2008 says:

Ehm... when can we have some content seen as the player, and not "free look" ? Please im so curious!

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Snarboo Jan 18 2008 says:

I wish I had been watching this mod earlier. I'll definitely be watching this mod now. :D

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Capital88 Jan 18 2008 says:

Great job guys! Very professional! Can't wait to play it!

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Rhizobium Jan 18 2008 says:

Hmm. Well I don't care who this is 'stolen' from, at least their ACTUALLY getting it done. If you want people to play your mod then finish it!

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Xzero27 Jan 18 2008 says:

nice work so far guys! this mod looks absolutely awesome!!!

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Masterfulplayer Jan 18 2008 says:

I love it guys, can't wait for release!!!I'm telling all my friends about it and bragging in their face :P they all love metroid.

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AndyTheGeeky Jan 21 2008 says:

...fileplanet? *Seriously*? FILEPLANET?

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AndyTheGeeky Jan 21 2008 says:

Sorry, that came out wrong. What I meant to say:
I love how this mod looks, and I can't wait for it be released on Friday. But why upload the file on a site that you need to login to?
Why not Filefront? Or ModDB, they don't push subscriptions. Also, will we need a subscription to download the file, or just a FP account?

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