Portal 2 with Atlas and P-Body

Valve Software is building anticipation for the April 18 release of Portal 2 with an advertising campaign featuring bipedal robots Atlas and P-body (Blue and Orange), and the voice of GLaDOS. The two new characters demonstrate the new 2-player mode, putting the portal guns through their paces in the Aperture Science Enrichment Center. “We’re going to have fun, with science”. Rated Everyone, 10 and up. Valve’s TV commercial will be complemented by banners mounted on buses and train station walls in the UK.

Atlas and P-Body in Valve Portal 2 Preorder 2 ad

Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube

Click on the image below to play the originally shown at the 2010 VGAs (Video Game Awards).

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 game’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.


The Preorder campaign was developed inhouse at Valve Software.

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