First Natural Selection 2 Screenshots Released

To celebrate the seventh anniversary of its Half-Life multiplayer mod Natural Selection, independent developer

Unknown Worlds Entertainment today issued the first screenshots from its impending standalone sequel Natural Selection 2.

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Powered by Unknown's proprietary "Spark" engine, the multiplayer-focused game mixes elements of strategy with first-person shooting action. It's slated to arrive via Steam in 2010, with those that pre-order getting access to the level editor in November.

For another glimpse of the sequel, check out the initial teaser trailer: