Day of Defeat: Source Coming September 26

Valve sends along word that the long awaited Day of Defeat: Source is finally heading to Steam on September 26. Owners of Half-Life 2 Silver / Gold or the Counter-Strike: Source retail package will receive the game for free, others interested in playing the World War 2 multiplayer game will have to plunk down $19.99. Pre-loading starts next week.

"Day of Defeat has quietly been one of the most played online action games for the past three years," said Gabe Newell, president and founder of Valve. "Day of Defeat: Source represents a major leap forward in both graphics and gameplay, and pushes the Source engine harder than any other Source project. " DoD: Source takes the classic teamplay of DoD and expands the experience with Source, the engine technology Valve created for Half-Life 2 and it's next generation of games. With this technology, DoD: Source offers state of the art graphics with optimized versions of popular maps and all new player, weapon and world models, plus support for HDR lighting. DoD: Source leverages the power of the Source engine by introducing advanced sound technology to provide a more immersive soundscape and integrated physics simulation technology for ragdolls and physically simulated objects throughout each map.