Portal 2 spawning on April 21 in Australia

This release date is not a lie.

Few games have had as big an impact on gaming culture as 2007's Portal, spawning fan-made papercraft, memorable catchphrases, and even a Rock Band song. With this in mind, few people were surprised last year when Valve announced that a sequel was in the works, but unlike the typical Valve production cycle, which is renowned for taking an eon, Portal 2 was slated for a 2010 release.

Unfortunately, and somewhat expected, it wasn't to be, and 2010 saw two delays for the much-anticipated puzzle game, with the second knocking it back to April 2011.

While North American gamers have had a solid date to mark in their calendars for weeks now, Australians have been left with no more than an "April" date. That changed this morning when EA's Australian arm confirmed that Portal 2 would be released on April 21, two days after its NA release on April 19.

Portal 2 is set 100 years after the first game and sees the return of both Chell and GLaDOS as they face off against each other in the Aperture Science laboratories. Cooperative play has also been added into the mix and brings along two new robotic characters, Atlas and P-body, who star in their own story that's independent of the main plot of the game.

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11 comments
selbie
selbie

Woohoo! Perfect timing for the Easter long holiday :D

lrsp
lrsp

So excited. I'm guessing that since its 100 yrs later, Chell spends that time in a stasis pod?

rayman589
rayman589

to lie or not to lie... that is the cake.

Vaelis
Vaelis

My birthday! Huzzah! =D

Antherian_being
Antherian_being

I really don't like the boxart for this game.... It just is SO distant from the original (and I know that IS the idea), that it feels wrong and out-of place. @Mitchell_1797 Valve announced a 6 hour co-op AND 6-hour single player "story".

Antherian_being
Antherian_being

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Pete5506
Pete5506

Looking forward to this game

Zold2012
Zold2012

LOL first line made me laugh

sliperywhenwet6
sliperywhenwet6

@SR71halo Most games, including Valve's, don't get delayed once box art is out and the different release dates for different sections of the world are announced. Then again, I said "I doubt they'll delay it again, they even said so :D" back in November, when they yet again delayed it.

SR71halo
SR71halo

inb4"thereleasedateISalie" Seeing how it's Valve.