Courtesy of the April edition of Game Informer, Portal 2 has gone from speculation to reality. The sequel to the best part of The Orange Box has been a long time coming, but ultimately inevitable.
Via Game Informer:
Valve is known for making quality first-person shooters: The Half-Life series redefined how players think about the FPS genre, while titles like Team Fortress and Left 4 Dead took team-oriented multiplayer action to a whole new level. But among Valve’s stable of popular shooters, one game stands alone: the mind-bending puzzler, Portal. A small-scale experiment that was squeezed into 2007’s The Orange Box alongside some powerful heavyweights, the love Portal received from fans was beyond anything Valve could have imagined, winning it a full-fledged, standalone sequel. Our 12-page cover story gives you the first details on Portal 2’s new gameplay mechanics, storyline, and some surprising new twists.
Valve would be crazy to just bring this title to the PC, so I’m pretty sure we will see a retail release of Portal 2 to the Xbox 360. Valve doesn’t care much for the PS3, so a port will probably come much later. As for any other concrete information, we will have to wait until this issue of Game Informer hits stands. Until then, go read up on our continuing coverage and watch the extended ending to the original game that Valve recently added.
Still alive, indeed.