A mud known as Gagnetar has previously released one Half-Life 2 mod who replaced Alyx Vance with Krystal from the Star Fox series. Now, in an update, the same person has taken this courage to the next level – by getting the original VA of Krystal, Estelle Ellis, to re-record Alyx’s dialogue with Krystal’s voice.
As you may remember, Crystal’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 VA for years now:
“I’ve talked to her occasionally for years now, decided to give her a decent microphone, and we worked from there.”
As can be seen in the video below, the mod has full face animations and tail physics for Krystal. She will even appear on television where Alyx would normally appear.
All of the footage above is still in progress and the mod is scheduled to release on Star Fox’s 20th anniversary, which takes place in September this year.