While it has yet to be officially confirmed by Valve, Game Informer is reporting that the much anticipated first-person puzzler Portal 2 will hit stores on February 9, 2011. According to the magazine, which first revealed Portal 2 with it’s April 2010 cover story, this release date was confirmed by Valve employees at Gamescom 2010.
Apparently, Game Informer is also reporting that the new robo-buddy Wheatley, seen in the trailers, will be voiced by Stephen Merchant, best known for being the co-creator of The Office.
While I’m excited about this news, I still remain cautious. There is a reason why all Valve game release dates have a little asterisk next to them followed by the phrase “Valve time.” Valve has never been one to stick to release dates. Remember when Half-Life 2 was delayed for a year? To be honest, I prefer when Valve misses their release dates. It lets me know that they won’t release a product until it is up to their high standards.
Anyway, what do you guys think about this? Will Portal 2 fall victim to Valve time? How do you feel about Stephen Merchant being involved with the game? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.