Blade Symphony — Half Life 2 Mod
Puny Human, the development team behind the popular cyberpunk Dystopia mod, has been hard at work on what is shaping up to be an impressive display of what the Half Life 2 Source Engine is capable of. Blade Symphony is a multiplayer mod that features sword duels in an alternate universe filled with ancient monasteries and temples. Select between a variety of sword models, earn experience points and rise in ranks as you defeat opponents in vicious sword fights.
Character selection includes the cyber-ninja Hokuten Assassins, the fabled Black Rose knights, and the shinobi and ronin Vagrants–which probably don’t mean much to you until you see them in action, but rest assured that the art team has crafted some fantastic character concepts and rendered them into highly-detailed models.
A recent update added a new game mode called Freelance, which is a hybrid between free-for-all and duels. All players can attack each other as in a regular free-for-all, but a player may use an in-game function to challenge another player to a private duel, in which the two dueling players can only damage each other.
The developers recently released 200 beta keys over at their official site–grab one while you still can!
Watch the trailer: