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Portal 2 GI feature gets scanned, is internetalised, looks awesome

Sunday, 7th March 2010 09:25 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Not even two days since its formal reveal, but yet already, the Game Informer feature of Portal 2 is already online.

But we know what you want: the info. So here it is, served with chocolate cake.

  • The game takes place hundreds of years after the original. Hence why the Aperture centre looks a lot like a jungle possibly.
  • GlaDOS returns as the main villain, with the subject from the last game, Chell, coming back to be the protagonist.
  • The co-op campaign is separate from the main story in the game. It lets you play as two bipedal robots.
  • Those personality cores thrown into the fire at the end of the last game? They’ve shut off areas of the Aperture lab and made it their own.
  • Physics has a bigger role this time, with one demo showing a portal could be used from an air vent to suck air from one area to an another.
  • Reflection cubes will be added to the game for laser-based puzzles.
  • Valve had no idea Portal 1 would be so big.
  • The original Portal was seen as a “test bed”. The sequel will be a fully fledged title.

Already sounding awesome. We’re pumped. There’s some more info and scans over at PALGN.

Let’s just hope we get a debut trailer this week during GDC.

The game’s due out this holiday season for PC and 360. The magazine also mentions a Mac release.

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11 Comments

  1. Freek

    -The sequel will be a fully fledged title.

    And another exuse not to talk about Episode 3 for atleat 2 years. ;(

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Dr.Haggard

    Good stuff, glad to hear it’s going to be a full length game. They did an excellent job of keeping the original interesting in terms of pacing and narrative etc, I can only imagine what twists and turns (and laughs) await in a much longer game based on the same concept.

    It’s ‘Aperture’ btw Johnny.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. NiceFellow

    @1 I don’t see why they wouldn’t have teams working on both. Didn’t Valve buy the team that brought them the concept of Portal, and the guys behind L4D? They should have enough bandwidth to support all their main franchises.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. satsugai

    I’m very excited for Portal 2 and everything but come on where Ep 3? :(

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Awesome, i loved Portal. But damn..it sure doesn’t seem they are in a hurry for Episode 3….

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Yoshi

    @5 maybe becos their not lol
    Probz creating a new engine or just bein abit lazy

    #6 5 years ago
  7. AHA-Lambda

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

    yeah I just creamed myself :P

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Freek

    Oh I have no doubt they are working on it, but they only talk about one title at a time, and now it’s Portal 2.
    Wich is cool, I love Portal, but I really, really wanna see how the Half Life trilogy ends. All these L4D’s and Portals just putt more time between that happening.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. mescalineeyes

    we’re going to need a clean-up on aisle 3.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. DeSpiritusBellum

    The Episode 3 is a lie.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    I replayed the whole of the original Portal on Saturday afternoon. And had more fun with it than the first time around, bizarrely. :-)

    #11 5 years ago

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