The first details of the next installment of the Half Life 2 saga are here! If you don't want light spoilers, don't read on, folks.
The Steam forums
are awash with details from the latest PC Gamer magazine in the US.
At the end of Episode 1, Alyx - and the intriguing packet of Combine data that she downloaded from within the Citadel - was pictured holding on precariously. You'll never guess, but she makes it through fine, and proceeds to join Gordon in a mission to deliver the information to her dad, scientist Eli Vance, and Dr Kleiner.
We're promised more info about the G-man and his apparent collusion with the Vortigaunts. There's another upgrade to the Gravity Gun (groan
) and a new Strider-smashing weapon.
There's also news that a multiplayer game will ship with Episode 2. What could it be? Surely not Team Fortress 2?!
News that we're hearing puts Episode 2 just the wrong side of Christmas. Let us know if you're hungry for it over in the forums.