Half-Life 2 Mod Krystal
Image: Gagnetar via YouTube

A modder known as Gagnetar previously released a Half-Life 2 mod that replaced Alyx Vance with Krystal from the Star Fox series. Now, in an update, the same individual has taken this mod to the next level - by getting the original VA of Krystal, Estelle Ellis, to re-record Alyx's dialogue in the voice of Krystal.

As you might recall, Krystal's original debut was in Star Fox Adventures on the GameCube in 2002. So, how did this Half-Life 2 mod come about? Apparently, the creator had been talking "on and off" about it with the VA for years now:

"I've been talking with her off and on for years now, decided to just get her a decent microphone and we worked from there."

As can be seen in the video below, the mod features full facial animations and tail physics for Krystal. She'll even feature on televisions where Alyx would normally appear.

All of the footage above is still work-in-progress, and the mod is scheduled to release on Star Fox Adventures' 20th Anniversary, which will take place in September this year.

[source krystalarchive.com, via polygon.com, techraptor.net]