Meet the Soldier from Team Fortress 2
This video wins the award for “Funniest Trailer of the Day.” It had some stiff competition, but none of the other videos released today had a twisted re-telling of the Noah’s Ark story. Steve reported on this the other day, and now here it is: the “Meet the Soldier” trailer for Team Fortress 2. In it, we get introduced to the gung ho soldier class, who moves fast and carries an array of weapons, including the all-powerful rocket launcher. It’s interesting how Valve is giving each of these classes their own distinct personalities. The soldier seems to do a good job filling the role of “the crazy one” of the group. Kind of like Bunny in “Platoon,” for those who have seen it. It’s certainly ranks up to the “Heavy Weapons Guy” video that was released a few months back.
Team Fortress 2 will be released as part of “Half Life 2: The Orange Box,” along with Half Life 2, Episode One, Episode Two, and Portal. The full package will retail altogether for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. PC owners however will have the option to download each of the components separately, which might save a few bucks for people who already have HL2 and Episode One (like myself).