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Portal 2's officially official release date is April 21, 2011

Valve has given Portal 2 a stone cold, uber official, 'we pinky swear' release date of April 21, 2011. And as usual, EA has signed on to make sure the sequel will also be available in stores to purchase for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

As per today's official announcement, EA has again partnered with Valve to distribute its eagerly awaited sequel to brick and mortar retailers at the same time it is made available for PCs and Macs on Steam. Which – for those in the back - was absolutely, 100%, officially declared to be April 21st, 2011.

Portal 2 takes place hundreds of years from the first game and finds Chell fresh from stasis exploring new areas in the now abandoned Aperture Science facility. A new cooperative mode will also see players adopting the role of two puzzle-solving Aperture robots which, judging from our brief Pax 2010 impressions, may be worth the price of admission alone.

Portal 2 is honest-to-goodness, really coming out on April 21st, 2011. Unless there's a rift in the Valve-time continuum.

Dec 22, 2010

Watch the Portal 2 cooperative testing initiative
VIDEO: Latest Aperture Science trailer teases two-player co-op


 

Portal 2 co-op demo impressions from Pax 2010
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10 comments

  • rabidpotatochip - December 23, 2010 8:07 p.m.

    I can't wait for all the nerd rage when this gets delayed to October.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - December 23, 2010 6:36 p.m.

    Whaddaya know, it's just after my birthday. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
  • RandomHbomb - December 23, 2010 12:32 a.m.

    That's 3 days after my birthday! Convenient...
  • oryandymackie - December 22, 2010 11:17 p.m.

    CAKE.
  • onewingedantista - December 22, 2010 9:29 p.m.

    Delayed within a week from now. Fine, two weeks to account for Christmas vacation. Just watch.
  • LTS - December 22, 2010 8:32 p.m.

    It better not suck on PS3
  • Amnesiac - December 22, 2010 8:30 p.m.

    Actual release date: November 2011. Teehee!
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - December 22, 2010 8:19 p.m.

    Just pointed this out on twitter, but... Pilot of The Sarah Connor Chronicles: "The Skynet missile defense system goes online April 19, 2011. Declares war on mankind and triggers a nuclear apocalypse two days later." Portal 2's release date: April 21, 2011. GLADOS IS SKYNET.
  • Jesse1066 - December 22, 2010 8:06 p.m.

    So, it'll be released in 2011. Probably.
  • WillisTron - December 22, 2010 7:57 p.m.

    A release date! Good thing these things are never pushed back!

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