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Natural Selection 2

No room for creationism in this online FPS, now in closed beta.

SAN FRANCISCO - November 19, 2010

Unknown Worlds, the San Francisco-based indie developer of classic Half-Life mod Natural Selection, today announced the launch of the Closed Beta for highly-anticipated online FPS Natural Selection 2. It’s been years since the scattered forces of the Marine Frontiersmen last clashed with the alien threat known collectively as the Kharaa, but recently-received distress calls indicate they have returned to the galaxy in force. Want to be one of the first marines to take them on? Pre-order NS2 today for exclusive early access to the Closed Beta at

Natural Selection 2 features:

Superior Firepower vs. Alien Evolution – While Marines form squads and use a high-tech arsenal of guns and gadgets to blast through foes and destroy alien hives, the adaptable Kharaa can evolve into five deadly forms with completely unique abilities: wall-running Skulk, pudgy Gorge, flying Lerk, teleporting Fade or giant, door-smashing Onos.

Real-Time Strategy - Commanders direct the action from overhead, building structures, collecting resources and researching essential upgrades as the rest of the team goes toe-to-toe with the alien forces.

Dynamic Environments – Spreading alien infestation deforms hallways, destroyed power nodes result in tech-neutralizing outages and maps continually evolve as players destroy, seal off and break open pathways.

Players who have already bought an advance copy of Natural Selection 2 are all invited to join the Closed Beta and the first 10,000 players who pre-order the game in the coming weeks will also be offered early access. The Closed Beta features several atmospheric maps, multiple Marine weapons, four playable alien classes (Skulk, Gorge, Lerk and Fade) and plenty of strategy-focused FPS action.

For more information about Natural Selection 2, including full details about the Closed Beta and information on how to join the fight early, visit

To check out the new video showcasing the teleporting alien Fade, head to:

About Natural Selection 2

Natural Selection 2 is an immersive, strategic online FPS that pits aliens against humans in an action-packed struggle for survival. Teams of up to 16 players with unique abilities face off in dynamic environments that change as you play. Weld bulkheads shut, disrupt power to an entire section of the map and witness the corruption of the alien infestation as it spreads. No matter what side you choose, you’ll never play the same game twice.

About Unknown Worlds

Founded in 2001 by Charlie Cleveland, Unknown Worlds has established itself as an independent game developer with a passion for quality while maintaining a truly indie spirit. The team is currently hard at work putting the final touches on Natural Selection 2, a full-fledged sequel to their immensely popular Half-Life mod, Natural Selection, that promises to push the boundaries of the FPS and RTS genres to new limits.

Ryan Morgan, TriplePoint for Unknown Worlds


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