See Chell's acrobatic badassery in the new Portal 2 'Long Fall Boot' trailer

Valve (in conjunction with Aperture, of course), has released the final Portal 2 "product" trailer. The new promotional spot introduces Aperture's one-of-a-kind "Long Fall Boot," with a fantastic clip of Chell getting acrobatic with her new Moon Shoes. The clip is, as usual, narrated by Aperture founder Cave Johnson, voiced by J.K. Simmons.

Valve's redesign of Chell is more apparent than ever here - while she still acts as a vessel for the player, she seems to be expressing far more resolve than her original lab rat persona. More resolve, and more badassery. Next Tuesday can't come soon enough. Well, unless you messed with the earth's rotation to make it come sooner, because that'd probably end up killing us all. That would be too soon.

Apr 12, 2011




  • usmovers_02 - April 13, 2011 2:22 p.m.

    I feel ya steampunkjim. I won't have money for this for a while too :( And Valve has put out the best ads I've ever seen. GOD I can't wait for this game. Looks like I'll be selling a few to afford this.
  • Coolicle122 - April 13, 2011 9:44 a.m.

    I wonder if we will be able to wear those boots in real life....
  • Rub3z - April 13, 2011 4:27 a.m.

    That... doesn't look like Chell, guys. Okay, it does. From a distance. But only because of the short dark hair. That could be any girl, right? Anyhow, you don't get the chance to see her face clearly in the video... Chell looks homely, and this test subject doesn't evoke 'Chell' to me at all. After all, Portal 2 is going to take place in the far future in a dilapidated Aperture Labs, and this obviously must be from the lab's glory days as a recognizable company with a CEO, y'know, before GLa-DOS went bonkers. And as one of you guys said, these boots were already in the first game, along with a couple other things that have featured in these videos. Yeah. Sorry for the rant. Anyway... ONE WEEK UNTIL PORTAL 2!!! GAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!
  • Apocalypse265 - April 13, 2011 3:38 a.m.

    Gah! all these ads are killing me. I am so excited for portal 2 now! And i preordered it too, lol.
  • XLGirthMan - April 13, 2011 2:50 a.m.

    @Imgema And when's the last time you've seen a Valve game with cutscenes?
  • Chanel21 - April 13, 2011 1:02 a.m.

    I can't wait for this to come out! Someone get on top of that Earth rotation business! And I kinda want those boots...Just sayin...
  • MoChilla - April 13, 2011 12:09 a.m.

    Just how I like my women: hot and in heels. I mean, in the first one she looked drab and determined. Naw, Tank top is much better. - Sarcasm
  • 93bleach - April 13, 2011 12:05 a.m.

    I'll make my checks out to cash any day for you cave johnson as long as you keep advancing on that lovely portal technology
  • Cleanser247 - April 12, 2011 11:50 p.m.

    Awesome! I'm really excited for the main story : )
  • 8bitBaby - April 12, 2011 11:46 p.m.

  • bigwill1221 - April 12, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    Why do those remind me of those moon jumper shoes...
  • FreedomPhantom - April 12, 2011 10:15 p.m.

    I was always wondering what those boots were for in the first portal!!! She had these weird things coming out of her calves and I thought it might be some robotic skeleton. Looks like I learned something new today... ABOUT SCIENCE!
  • SteampunkJim - April 12, 2011 10:04 p.m.

    It's valve. Let's give them some credit, and wait to see the game before we lose our shit.
  • jayajaya415 - April 12, 2011 10:03 p.m.

    This game has been under the radar for me until about a week ago. I am glad because if I had known it existed earlier the wait would have been too long for me to handle. Can't wait.
  • Imgema - April 12, 2011 9:59 p.m.

    You are probably right, as long as Valve stays away from cutscenes this won't be a problem.
  • gilgamesh310 - April 12, 2011 9:44 p.m.

    Imgema, it's only a trailer. Chell won't actually have any personality in the game and we won't see her from a third person perspective. She's only as confident as the player is.
  • Imgema - April 12, 2011 9:32 p.m.

    @Nadrewod These videos don't introduce new things. They just "advertise" various items that the company made. Like the portal turrets for instance. These were in the first game too. Chell was wearing these boots in the first game. Its not new as you say. The only new thing here is hes baddasery Neo-like attitude, unfortunately i must add.
  • nadrewod - April 12, 2011 9:25 p.m.

    Um, not to be an obnoxious nerd here, but those boots are hardly new. Go back and play Portal 1, unlock both portal settings on the gun, aim one at a wall right next to an inside corner (AKA a corner that would squeeze you in before it poked you), and shoot the other portal at the other side of that corner. If you look through one, you can see Chell through the other. She is wearing those boots. They were just lower-rez than in this vid.
  • Imgema - April 12, 2011 9:22 p.m.

    I really hope that this wasn't Chell. I don't need another overconfident, poser superhero. How many times do we have to see that landing pose to stop being "cool?" Even if Chell is more experienced it doesn't mean that she is now Neo from the Matrix. Portal is supposed to be more subtle than this mainstream approach.
  • 2snappedshins - April 12, 2011 9:03 p.m.

    "Next Tuesday can't come soon enough. Well, unless you messed with the earth's rotation to make it come sooner, because that'd probably end up killing us all." Too crazy for science...but not for Aperture Science!

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