Valve time be damned, we've just received word that Portal 2, which now features an innovative co-op mode, has just received a rock solid release date for Australia and New Zealand, and that date is April 21.
It's not quite a synchronised worldwide release - the game comes out in the US a couple days earlier - but it's as close as dammit.
Considering the fact that the original is one of the most original and influential games of the last five years, Portal 2 sits pretty close to the top of our most anticipated games of 2011.
The other great news, for PS3 and Mac owners, is that Portal 2 will be released simultaneously across all platforms.
“Portal 2 is Valve's most innovative title in the company's history and will be launched with a first-class launch campaign this April," said Doug Lombardi, vice president of marketing at Valve. "We're excited to be working with Electronic Arts to deliver this title as we expand our platform strategy to include the Mac and PlayStation 3 platforms.”
April can't come quick enough.