First Natural Selection 2 screens creep out

In celebration of the original mod’s seventh anniversary, developer Unknown Worlds has whipped out the first two screenshots from Natural Selection 2, the stand-alone follow-up to the highly praised FPS/RTS Half-Life mod. If you missed the teaser trailer back in May, do yourself a favor and catch up. Considering the game’s being developed by a five-man team who even cooked up their own game engine, it’s pretty impressive stuff.

The game’s expected to see release via Steam some time next year with, unless plans have changed, Xbox 360 and Mac versions following later on.