Portal 2 Announced
This news is a day or two old, but it’s interesting to mention all the same. The sequel to 2007’s much-loved puzzle game Portal has been announced by the good people at Steam, you can read the brief piece of text on the subject here. The game will also be gracing the cover of Gameinformer Magazine next month, which you can see to the right of this post.
Personally, while I enjoyed the first Portal game I’d much prefer the developers to at least give some information on Half Life 2: Episode 3. Like any Half Life 2 fan I’ve been eagerly awaiting the final episode of the game for far too long, the latest information I read (while not official) was that it won’t even be released this (financial?) year, which is ridiculous. I can’t help but feel it’s gradually getting sucked into some sort of development hell, not to the extent of Duke Nukem Forever but by now a release date at the very least should have been announced.
Anyway, Portal 2 is great news for fans of the first game, and Kotaku has put together an insiders guide to what we can hope to expect:
A co-operative multiplayer mode – an “entirely separate campaign with a unique story, test chambers, and two new player characters,” according to a product description from Gamestop.
It’s likely to retail at $49.99 (£33) on PC and $59.99 (£40 on Xbox 360, also according to Gamestop.
A release date has been tentatively set for this coming holiday season.
So there’s plenty to get excited about, the multiplayer addition alone is reason enough to generate a lot of hype for Portal 2. Here’s hoping it delivers and is as good if not better than its predecessor.