Valve has confirmed though Gamescon the release date for the long anticipated Portal 2. Portal 2 will be hitting shelves Feburary 9th, 2011. Also confirmed from previous press releases, Portal 2 will be supported on the Playstation 3, and as Valve originally stated, it will be “the best version on any console”. However, it was also confirmed that Portal 2 will have neither 3D or PlayStation Move support. The game will also launch on the Xbox 360, Mac, PC, and will be released at the same time.
More suprisingly, however, is the direction the voice acting seems to have taken. It was also announced at Gamescon that hit “The Office” actor and writer Stephen Merchant has been selected to voice a “buddy sphere Wheatley” in the upcoming Portal 2.
New Voice Actor Stephen Merchant, Playing Wheatley in Portal 2