Portal And Portal 2 Hit Nintendo Switch This Year In Companion Collection
Get ready for a new wave of "the cake is a lie" and SPAAACE jokes, because the Portal games are headed to Switch.
The Nintendo Switch looks to be giving all sorts of new life to old games in 2022. Both Portal and Portal 2 are heading to Nintendo's console, combined together in a single release called Portal: Companion Collection.
Nintendo announced the new Portal ports during the February 2022 Nintendo Direct with a new trailer. As fans of Valve's space-bending puzzlers already know, a big part of Portal 2 was the cooperative play it offered. The Switch version will include local, online, and split-screen cooperative multiplayer.
If you're unfamiliar, the Portal games are first-person puzzlers known as much for their humor--and quippy AI antagonist GLaDOS--as for their challenging, inventive puzzles. In the first Portal, you play Chell, a woman who wakes up in the strange Aperture Science portal testing facility and who is run through a series of tests by GLaDOS, which eventually become more and more unnervingly dangerous. The first Portal was relatively compact, coming as a part of Valve's Orange Box release for Half-Life 2.
Portal 2, on the other hand, expands on everything in the original, making for a much longer and more in-depth experience. It also expands on all the story related to the game, giving you a lot more information about GLaDOS, Aperture Science, and its founder, Cave Johnson. It also is pretty damn funny.
We don't have a definitive release date for Companion Collection, however. The Direct has slated the game as coming out "later this year," so we're stuck waiting for further details.
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