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New Episode 2 video

New Episode 2 video

Follow Alyx through the woods. You big stalker.

There's a new video out, previewing Half-Life 2: Episode 2.

Due to arrive before Christmas (but expect it after Christmas), the Episode follows Gordon's race through an outdoors, wooded section of the planet to reach Eli Vance and Dr Kliner with the Combine information Alyx stole from the City 17 Citadel.

Evident in the trailer are the new cinematic physics effects which Valve has been working on, employing a chap from WETA (who handled physics for Lord of the Rings) to help make that look all swanky.

There's alien action and we could be in for some vehicular stuff too, as well as some new weapons.

Check out the trailer for yourself. Remember that you should also check out the latest news on Team Fortress 2 and Portal, both of which will ship alongside Episode 2.

Let us know your thoughts over in the forums!