|Day of Defeat:
Valve's remake of the classic Half-Life WWII mod will be
available September 26 via Steam.
Valve Software took longer than expected to release Half-Life 2,
the sequel to its groundbreaking shooter. However, the developer
has fared better with remakes, releasing new versions of the
original Half-Life and Counter-Strike based on HL2's Source game
Today, another Source-powered remake of a classic Valve game was
given a firm date for release. The studio has announced that Day
of Defeat: Source, the revamped version of the classic Half-Life
mod, will be available on September 26 for the price of $19.95.
Purchasers of the Half-Life 2 Silver or Gold packages will
receive a request to preload the game today and will receive
free access to the game when it goes online.
"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
Being a remake, DOD: Source is essentially the same game as the
original, which let teams of players face off as squads of
either Allied (British or American) or Axis (German) troops on
World War II-inspired maps. The new version will feature the
same maps, updated with snazzy new Source-powered graphics, HDR
lighting, and new player, weapon, and world models. DOD: Source
will also feature HL2-style realistic physics, including rag
However, unlike Counter-Strike: Source, which will be available
as a stand-alone boxed product in stores later this month, Day
of Defeat: Source will only be available online--for the time
being. PC Gamers wishing to download the game will have to log
onto Valve's Steam service at www.steampowered.com.