Buddy System: Portal 2 Co-Op Trailer

We don’t know too much about the robo-chums who make up the characters for Portal 2’s co-op game, but they’ve now got their own brief clip. No real spoilers here, by the way. Go take a look at GT‘s exclusive trailer.

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  1. Dyst says:

    I saw this earlier. Looks craaaazy good. I love the robot designs though, they’re pretty incredible. I hope they say witty things.

    • pafnucy says:

      Gee, guys, just read an interview or two. This is what multiplayer is gonna be like. You will be the robot.

  2. Skusey says:

    I don’t like the orange one’s head, it’s all pointy.

  3. Sarlix says:

    Something about them makes me think ‘bonanza brothers’ ha!

    • Sarlix says:

      For those who have no idea what I’m talking about link to google.com

    • YogSo says:

      They remind me more of Bert & Ernie from Sesame Street.

    • Spacewalk says:

      Bonanza Brothers is a game that needs a requel.

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      Hodge says:

      Well the Bonanza Bros. were clearly modeled after the Blues Brothers, so I’ll go straight to the source and say they remind me of the Blues Brothers.

      Bonanza Bros. does need an online team-based remake though. One team as the guards and one as the Bros, with potentially multiple teams of Bros competing for the loot. Indeedy yes.

    • Sarlix says:

      Oooo I’m liking that idea! Make it so!

    • Longrat says:

      They remind me of the red & yellow M&Ms

    • sfury says:

      link to dan-dare.org

      Ok, apart from the small round one, I’ve got nothing on this.

  4. Dzamir says:

    Then… the blue one can shots 2 blue portals, and the orange one 2 orange portals… cool! :D

  5. Trollface says:

    Is it just me, or does the modified turret still look kinda excitable and childlike?

  6. dayeight says:

    we love you too

  7. Tom says:

    I hope Kevin Costner voices one of the bots, like he did with GERTY in the film ‘Moon’ by Duncan Jones.

    • Tom says:

      Dammit, I meant Kevin Spacey

    • P7uen says:

      There are 2 robots, why choose!

    • bill says:

      No. Kevin Costner would be awesome!

    • sfury says:

      Two robots voiced by Kevin Spacey and Kevin Costner would be a crack team!

      They might make a 3rd that would be voiced by Kevin Smith but silent all the time. Won’t be a new for Valve.

    • CTA says:

      He was pretty amazing in that film. Some definite Crowning Moments of Heatwarming, which is surprising given that he was an AI.

    • DigitalSignalX says:

      A Kevin Spacey bot would indeed be one bot to rule them all. A silent-Smith bot though would still have to say something singularly profound near the end of the game though.

  8. RogB says:

    that image IS a spoiler for me.. i’ve avoided all trailers and news so far and didnt know anything about these guys.. :(
    yes, i know.. trying to avoid portal news and reading a pc games blog is rather silly.

    • DJ Phantoon says:

      Did you not know they were going to have a co-op?

      The only spoiler is OH HEY DATS WUT DEY LOOK LIKE which I found acceptable considering I carefully choose what spoilers I intake. They haven’t really released anything that drastic.

  9. Baka says:

    Fudge, I wanted to get into Portal 2 absolutely unprepared and vowed to ignore every gameplay trailer.
    And now there’s a big fat “These are the new characters” on my favorite frontpage. sadface.
    Guess there wasn’t really a way around something Valve wanted to make so obvious. Still.

  10. kenoxite says:

    Draw mustaches on those robot faces! QUICKLY!

  11. Guildenstern says:

    Somehow they look like main characters from a silly buddy cop movie.

  12. sleepygamer says:

    link to polyvore.com?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=6947591

    I watched that, like, 5 times. And then a bunch more times just for the music.

  13. GHudston says:

    I could not be more excited for this. Though they remind me of the M&M’s mascots…

  14. LashLightning says:

    I think it’s actually a blue and a purple portal.

  15. unholy waffle says:

    I knew they’d make you use two separate for two halves of one portal in portal multiplayer…Here come the griefers.

    • OptionalJoystick says:

      @unholy waffle
      Two separate what? AHPDs? But only the little guy shoots any portals. There’d be four portals in total if the Bert shot his.
      Of course, you’re still going to need actual teamwork, so griefers will be an issue anyway.

    • unholy waffle says:

      No, One shoots the orange, one shoots the blue.

    • unholy waffle says:

      Actually, maybe I’m wrong about that. The fat one fired twice in that video. They both have portal guns, however. My guess is that they have two separate functioning portal guns if they didn’t split up one gun.

    • DJ Phantoon says:

      Don’t be silly. He’s not fat, he’s the Mario design. The other one is Luigi.

  16. Spence says:

    I was about to rage there. Good thing you corrected yourself.

  17. Inigo says:

    Could be set before the events of Portal 1 – GLaDOS has her old voice.

  18. Dozer says:

    faintly disturbed by the idea of robots needing to blink and communicate by nudging one another with their elbows. I really don’t get anthropomorphic robots.

    • Dominic White says:

      If you’re faintly disturbed by cartoon *robots*, furries will blow your mind forever.

  19. Stense says:

    Ahhh, they’re so sweet.

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  22. artrex says:

    Just think of them as mechanical receptacles for a pair of transplanted human consciousnesses. You know… “bring your whole-body-paralyzed loved one to work day is the perfect time to get her the body of a modified turret!”
    That makes far more sense, is far more likely, and above all, is MUCH less disturbing, right? Right?

    Less sarcastically, @Dominic, aren’t animals actually closer to anthropomorphism?

    • artrex says:

      Reply fail. The first part of my comment was meant for Dozer

  23. Matt says:

    The blue one is plain and the yellow one is peanut, right? :D