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Valve Reveals Portal 2 Pre-Order Info, Specs

Monday Valve released additional details regarding the upcoming game Portal 2 including pre-orders and PC/Mac hardware specifications.

According to the developer, various retailers are now taking pre-orders worldwide. Here in the States, GameStop is offering online and in-store buyers customized skins for the co-op bots Atlas and P-body. PC gamers also receive $5 off the regular price of $49.99 ($59.99 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners). Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't offer the customized skins, but the online retailer does offer a $5 credit, reducing the PC version to $44.99 and the console version to $54.99.

Gamers who prefer to use Valve's Steam service to purchase PC and Mac digital copies can pre-order Portal 2 for $44.99 and receive the original Portal game for free. Additionally, consumers can purchase the Portal 2 Two Pack for $79.98-- this is ideal when buying the game for yourself and a friend. Out of the three retailers offering pre-orders, Steam is apparently the only retailer offering the Mac version.

"Portal 2 is shaping up to be the most innovative title in Valve's history, and to be a much larger experience than we originally planned," said Doug Lombardi, vice president of marketing at Valve. "As such, we are aggressively promoting the title with more retail promotions than we have put behind any prior release."

Also released today were the PC and Mac hardware specs for Portal 2. They are as follows:

PC System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2000
  • Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
  • Memory: 1 GB XP / 2 GB Vista
  • Hard Disk Space: At least 7.6 GB of Space
  • Video: Video card must be 128 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 2.0b (ATI Radeon X800 or higher / NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or higher / Intel HD Graphics 2000 or higher).
  • Audio: DirectX 9.0c compatible

Mac System Requirements

  • OS: MAC OS X 10.6.6 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2 GHz or better)
  • Memory: 2 GB Hard Disk Space: At least 7.6 GB of Space
  • Video: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or high

Portal 2 is scheduled to hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Mac worldwide on April 18, 2011.

  • wfrantz
    careful those PC specs seem a little steep.
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  • RogueKitsune
    wfrantzcareful those PC specs seem a little steep.10 years ago I might of not been able to play this game, thank god its the future now... anywho.
    I am excited about this game, and hopefully it will be super challenging just like Portal: Prelude when it first came out
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  • squanto
    Portal 2 and Mass Effect 3, two titles that will live up to the hype. Valve does not mess around, game looks beautiful but sound like it runs beautifully too
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  • rubix_1011
    careful those PC specs seem a little steep.

    I seriously hope you are joking. Dual core CPU, 2gig of RAM for Vista or higher? Radeon X800 or nVidia 7600 or higher? Those cards are like 4+ years old.

    At almost 8GB of HDD space, that might throw some people, but go look up how much space your BFBC2 or COD:MW...or even Supreme Commander games take up.
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  • sdedalus83
    There's no difference between the Mac and Windows steam clients when activating a dual platform Valve product with a retail key. If you have a Mac and want to pre order through a brick & mortar or online retailer, the PC version will work for either.
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  • PieceMaker42
    Thank god it still runs on Windows 2000.
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  • theshonen8899
    rubix_1011I seriously hope you are joking. Dual core CPU, 2gig of RAM for Vista or higher? Radeon X800 or nVidia 7600 or higher? Those cards are like 4+ years old.At almost 8GB of HDD space, that might throw some people, but go look up how much space your BFBC2 or COD:MW...or even Supreme Commander games take up.
    It's sarcasm dude. The damn specs are the exact same ones as Left 4 Dead 2. I really hate it when people like you take these kinds of jokes as an opportunity to insult people's intelligence. Either that or you legitimately took his post seriously, which is also sad.
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  • skora
    Does that really say Intel HD 2000 or higher? They must be counting on the CPU to make up a lot for the lack of GPU horsepower. The 2000 is well below the discrete GPU min.
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  • newbie_mcnoob
    woohoo! DirectX 9! Thanks consoles from 5 years ago.
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  • Darkerson
    rubix_1011I seriously hope you are joking. Dual core CPU, 2gig of RAM for Vista or higher? Radeon X800 or nVidia 7600 or higher? Those cards are like 4+ years old..
    Someone'e sarcasm meter definitely needs to be fixed...
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