The date is not a lie.
Portal was one of the most pleasant surprises in recent gaming history, and that's even with it coming from a pedigree of great games from Valve Software. But Portal now is no longer an unknown and everyone is looking forward to the second one.
Mark your calendars, everyone, Portal 2 is coming on February 9, 2011. Yes, it's still all the way in next year, but at least we know exactly when… unlike for Episode 3.
In related news, The Office co-writer Stephen Merchant will be voicing Wheatley, the "Buddy Sphere".
Check out the latest demonstration of Portal 2 from GamesCom, courtesy of IGN.