VALVE ANNOUNCED LONG-AWAITED HALF-LIFE 3 IN GROUNDBREAKING PARTNERSHIP WITH ELECTRONIC ARTS.
BREAKING BARRIERS WITH EXPLOSIVE HOLLYWOOD ACTION AND ALL-STAR VOICE CASTING
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - April 1st, 2013 - Valve Software, this morning, has announced a groundbreaking partnership with Electronic Arts to publish the long-awaited follow-up to Half-Life 2: Episode Two™. Players looking to jump back into the shoes of the world's hottest theoretical physicist can do so this Holiday season with Half-Life 3™. Set to be the first game powered by EA DICE's revolutionary Frostbite 5.0, Half-Life 3™ delivers all of the cutting-edge Hollywood action and explosions that Half-Life™ players have come to expect from the franchise.
Half-Life 3™'s groundbreaking story begins 20 years after the events in Half-Life 2: Episode Two™. With no explanation whatsoever, Gordon Freeman has retired to the sunny streets of Venice Beach, California. Hoping to live the rest of his life in peace, Gordon has opened up a Lemonade stand on the boardwalk. His freedom is to be short lived, however. When the terrorist group Beta Sigma Sigma comes out of the woodwork, threatening to destroy the United States with a lethal chemical weapon known as The Catalyst, the United States Military calls on Gordon to come to our aid.
Fervently hoping this is his last mission, Gordon Freeman joins up with the Navy SEALs to take the fight to Beta Sigma Sigma in the heart of Afghanistan. This globe-trotting singleplayer campaign will take players to every corner of the globe, from the penguin-strewn vastness of Antarctic to the sweaty jungles of Myanmar. Gordon will be forced to use every weapon at his disposal, from the deadly Nausea Gun - causing anyone in its radius, including Gordon, to vomit uncontrollably - to the much-anticipated Vertigun that causes instant loss of equilibrium to Gordon's hapless foes.
"We are beyond thrilled and delighted to be partnering with Electronic Arts and Microsoft for Half-Life 3™," said Gabe Newell, Managing Director at Valve Software. "EA's stellar track record in the past decade has guaranteed a strong, powerful launch for Half-Life 3™ and the support of Origin means that players no longer have to be bogged down by all of the additional features and capability of our own platform, Steam™.
Deciding to release Half-Life 3™ as an Xbox 360 exclusive was really a no-brainer. If there's one thing we know, it's our audience, and this announcement is sure to thrill them beyond compare."