Bouncing Around The Room In Portal 2

Two new all-gameplay videos from Valve show a couple of tools you'll be using in Portal 2, both of which launch you through the air. Some creative use, in conjunction with the portal gun, is required. Isn't it always?

Repulsion gel (above) looks like it works like silly putty in reverse. Instead of it bouncing everywhere, it bounces you (and associated objects).

The Aerial faith plate (at bottom) is a kind of angled trampoline that can get you where you want to go, and get others where they don't want to be.

Portal 2 is coming out next year on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Mac, but the videos done told you that. Twice.


    This game looks like it's going to be ridiculously challenging...

      It might be if we don't get walkthroughs of every puzzle disguised as promotional videos before the game comes out.


    I thought we knew about this stuff already?

      And the speed gel (whatever that was called), excursion tunnels and discouragement beams...
      I thought I'd first heard about this stuff here on Kotaku as well...

        Yep these videos and more have been available on Valve's youtube channel since 1 July

          Same gameplay mechanics, but on different levels to the ones on Valve's YT channel.

          I think they were on that booth video from Gamescom a while back.

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