One of the year's most anticipated games, Portal 2 from Valve Software has broken free of its captors two days early and can now be obtained from both Australian retail outlets as well Valve's Steam online content delivery service.
The broken retail store street date was likely provoked by the fans' completion of the intricate Alternate Reality Game
that recently achieved it's target.
Portal 2 draws from the award-winning formula of innovative gameplay, story, and music that earned the original Portal over 70 industry accolades and created a cult following.
The single-player portion of Portal 2 introduces a cast of dynamic new characters, a host of fresh puzzle elements, and a much larger set of devious test chambers. Players will explore never-before-seen areas of the Aperture Science Labs and be reunited with GLaDOS, the occasionally murderous computer companion who guided them through the original game.
The gameâ€™s two-player cooperative mode features its own entirely separate campaign with a unique story, test chambers, and two new player characters. This new mode forces players to reconsider everything they thought they knew about portals. Success will require them to not just act cooperatively, but to think cooperatively.
Portal 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For the best (and non-regionalised) price, PC and Mac users can purchase the game directly from Steam