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Half-life 2 Episode 3: The Return Mod will release on April 10th

Modder ‘valina35’ has announced that Half-life 2 Episode 3: The Return will release on April 10th. Moreover, the modder shared three new screenshots that you can find below. Ah sh!t, now that I think of it, I could have done that “HL, 3 screenshots” joke. What a missed opportunity.

Half-life 2 Episode 3: The Return promises to provide a thrilling gameplay experience that lasts around 20-30 minutes. According to the modder, its Arctic environments will pack enjoyable combat sections. Furthermore, players can expect some new lighting effects too.

In October 2021, we shared the first HL2: Episode Three Mod, called Half-Life 2: Episode Three Minimalist Therefore, this will be the second HL2 mod that tells the events of Epistle Three.

Do note that this mod has nothing in common with either Boreal Alyph or Project Borealis. And, I must advise you to temper your expectations. This will be a simple mod. To be frank, though, I don’t expect the other two projects to ever come out. You see, the last update we got for Boreal Alyph and Project Borealist was two and three years ago, respectively. So yeah, they are pretty much dead. It’s a shame as both of them were ambitious.

Anyway, I’ll be sure to share a story when this mod comes out. Until then, enjoy the following screenshots!

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