Portal 2 Dated, New Gameplay Demonstration

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.

Marcus Yam
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  • Spanky Deluxe
    Looks amazing. Alas this is Steam time so February 9th, 2011 probably means August 24th, 2011 at the earliest. :( It probably also means that Half-Life 2: Episode Three is at least about two years away still.
  • dan117
    this should have been red news...
  • nevertell
    Hope they port it to linux too.
  • adikos

    least they gave a date. blizzard is worse, i know valve isnt perfect, but they didnt use a vague 'soon' or 'when its done' (im looking at you grrm). i appreciate the fact they gave a DATE.

    ill be preordering.
  • plasmastorm
    The bot at the start of Vid 1 sounds like Rickky Gervase. Oh god no......
  • megahustler
    "We both said a lot of things you're going to regret."

    Should be a Hallmark card...
  • yzfr1guy
    Portal 2 FTW!! This looks more difficult and the graphics appear even better, I can't wait to try figuring out the levels, especially after catching a buzz :)
  • ImagineTek
    Actually the bot in Vid 1 sounds like his writing and performing partner in many things Steve Merchant not Ricky. In fact that's exactly who it is.
  • SirGCal
    I'm SOOOOOOOOO excited!!!
  • Trueno07
    Damn that game looks good. (And did you see the repulsion gell effects in the second vid!? The modding community around Gmod has been trying to do that forever!)