Well, this is okay. January and February are too jam-packed, anyway.

It was initially revealed that Valve Software's highly anticipated sequel, Portal 2 , would release on February 9 but now, the developer has revealed that we have to wait a couple more months. The game is now scheduled to arrive during the week of April 18 (April 20 in North America and Australia; April 22 in Europe); it's the second reported delay as the title was actually first expected out for this holiday season. But not afraid to poke a little fun at themselves, the designers said this delay is the "shortest in Valve history." Ha. This sequel follows up on the events of the first game, and will boast a single-player campaign that is supposedly twice as long as that of the original. The big focus is on the new multiplayer co-op mode, though, and it'll actually tell a "parallel story" and last just about as long. So in order to get the most out of the adventure, you kinda have to do both.

But like we said, with Killzone 3 hitting in late February and other big titles slated for the first quarter, we can live with this delay.

Related Game(s): Portal 2

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NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
9 years ago

Sad news, but there are a crap ton of other games early next year so its not a huge deal.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Oh, I can definitely see the great pun in what Valve just told us…

"Portal 2 gets a 2 month Portal 2"

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Valve=delay. Not that I care.

What are January and February jam packed with? Killzone 3 is a lock, but I'm not aware of any others.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 11/18/2010 10:11:51 PM

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Dead Space 2, LBP2 and MVC3… And I think that those four are enough to last the first two months. Well, I won't be getting MVC, but the others are must haves.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Dead Space 2 is a must have for me, but I suppose I can wait a bit to get it.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

What? No sacklove?

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Don't forget Bulletstorm too, that game looks awesome and I'm already sold.

Then there's the new Ace Combat.
I'd say February is pretty much loaded.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I love my sack, but LBP2 I'll have to pass on, I won't have the time.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

Portal 2 and Killzone 3. 2011 is starting off with a fizzle.

___________
___________
9 years ago

ūüôĀ
why is it only the games i actually really am excited to get that only get delayed?
COD, TRON, PSN games, MoH, could not care less if those never released, so why is it only the games i do care about that get delayed?
sigh, only puzzle game were getting, and we have to wait a few more months for it.
sony, would you hurry the fudge up and release eccochrome 2 already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
was suppose to be out late september for crying out loud!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

You said that about Create a couple of days ago… And don't forget about Tumble.

___________
___________
9 years ago

tumble?
create ive given up on, none of the retailers are stocking it so im not going to bother with it.

dante_zero
dante_zero
9 years ago

good news for them as its gives them a little extra time to polish. I really wanna see how steams works is going to be intergrated into PSN. I mean i was interested in Portal 2 anyway cause the first one was great but Valve have piqued my interest further with intergrated PSN/Steamworks connectivity.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Bagh, good for them. I like to look at delays as an opportunity for further polish. I'd rather devs take their time and make their game shine than rush out a buggy product like Craptivision. *cough*BlackOps*cough*

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Problem is, COD BO is the biggest seller of all time ( for one week).

It's not going away.

Zorigo
Zorigo
9 years ago

meh.
like everyones saying… to much in the first quarter anyway… this being later now is kinda good on my time and wallet.
all though its gonna f*ck me up in exam season…

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Game looks good, might have to depend on the review score to be interested in this.

And good thing it's delayed though, cause I already have 3 games to buy in February.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

Can Ben or anyone else confirm whether it'll be split screen co-op aswell? I think this'll be amazing to play sat next to a buddy.


Last edited by Lotusflow3r on 11/19/2010 8:32:13 AM

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
9 years ago

@ LotusFlower,

I am almost certain it will have split-screen as well, either way its co-op is some respects. Honestly this is sad news but I am going to need more time for big games releasing in that time zone.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

That's enough hope for me.

We need more old school co-op back. Too much online ain't healthy!

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
9 years ago

It's been confirmed already that players will be able to enter split screen temporarily to coordinate actions but the game will not be played in split screen the whole way.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

Hmmm….have to see how good that is.

tanner1
tanner1
9 years ago

Looks like they r struggling with wats under the hood lol