Half-Life 2: Episode 3 will star…

SPOILER ALERT (Half-Life 2: Episode 2)!

Kikizo has published an interview with Valve’s Doug Lombardi, where he gives a small hint about Episode 3.

Kikizo: When are we going to start to hear about Episode Three? Because the gaps seem to be quite long based on the first couple of episodes.
Lombardi: Yeah, the next time you play as Gordon will be longer than the distance between HL2 to Ep1, and Ep1 to Ep2.
Kikizo: Won’t you announce or show anything on Episode 3 this year?
Lombardi: We may at the very end of the year.

It seems like he’s saying that we won’t play Gordon this time around. Rock Paper Shotgun suggests that we might play Dog (Alyx’s robot pet), but it seems to me like it’ll be Alyx herself.

As you know, (and if you don’t, here comes the spoiler) Episode 2 ended with Alyx’s father getting killed before her eyes. I predict that Episode 3 will be a dark tale of Alyx’s revenge.

And I look forward to it.

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