Although most of Valve's focus is likely on its new handheld system the Steam Deck right now, it's managed to find time to bring both Portal and Portal 2 across to the Nintendo Switch.
Yes, that's right - Portal: Companion Collection is coming to Nintendo's hybrid system later this year for just $19.99 USD or your regional equivalent.
Here's some additional information, which highlights a collab with Nvidia Lightspeed Studios:
"Portal: Companion Collection, developed in collaboration with @Nvidia Lightspeed Studios, includes the full single player experiences of Portal and Portal 2, as well as Portal 2's full co-operative game mode, which is playable via split-screen, local, and online multiplayer."
The first game debuted on PC in 2007 and the second game followed in 2011. In this series, you play as Chell - a silent protagonist who must escape facilities controlled by the artificial intelligence GLaDOS. To do this, you'll have to solve all sorts of puzzles with your special portal gun.
It's worth noting that this is technically the first time a Valve game has ever been released on a Nintendo system.
Will you be grabbing this two-in-one pack when it arrives on the Nintendo Switch? Leave a comment down below.
Well this was a surprise and a half.
I can't wait to delve into these again on the switch
This is great news, I have never played the second game and haven't played the first since the Xbox 360 days, these games are very welcome on the Switch.
Valve, you're supporting your competition, WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?
But really I'm pretty hyped for this.
It would be really cool to have a physical Valve game on a Nintendo system.
This is amazing for anyone who somehow hasn't played either of these.
If this goes Physical CIB I'm buying it day one. 2 of THEE best games ever made. If its DL only? I'll still wait for physical.
Update: Just watched the actual gameplay trailer. Wth? Why does it look so rough??? Its 10 years old!
Never played these, but only heard good things about them.
Price looks right, too.
It is cheap enough that I might bite. It has been a hot minute since I played either, and I can still hear Cave Johnson ranting about lemons.
@HotGoomba Steam Deck = handheld PC. There’s a difference. Gabe has said this numerous times. It isn’t a console.
I’m surprised it came out now, but I’ll grab it since I’m not going to take the Steam Deck on the go with me.
Play the game's, thats all I will say, just do it, Don't want to bite the bullet well you bite that bullet and you bite it hard!
No kidding, I literally though about playing those games yesterday. Guess I'll wait til they arrive on Switch
I'm still in disbelief we are getting Portal. I did pretty well out of this Direct lol.
Valve, give us Half Life 2 next
Gyro aiming please.
Left 4 dead collection better be next, Valve.
@progx It was sarcasm.
Day one, physical or not. Never played these games but I've always wanted to. Now I can, and even play the co op online?
Missed this game back in the day and have been planning to play it for years.
Very happy about this because this is one collection I've been wanting on the Switch. I have them on PS3 but this will actually be an upgrade from them. Definitely hoping we get a physical version as well.
@progx console or not, it's the first handheld device that is major competition in the handheld space. A massive library and a comparable price point.
@BenAV so true. No gyro = no purchase, I've played these games to know that you need to do some precise aiming, and sticks only aiming feels horrible to me
I'd rather have half life 1 and 2, but this is still really tempting.
Cool! The Half Life games and both LFD’s would be awesome!
@Aurumonado Is it definitely physical? If so, I'll buy it in a heartbeat.
This was a fantastic surprise! I'm hoping they'll bring over Half-Life as well, it's my favorite Valve franchise and one of my all-time favorite game series of all time.
@mariomaster96 Get them for PC, you can play mods!
Nice that Valve and Nintendo are finally working together. Hopefully someday we see the Half-Life series on Switch or even see Valve bring the Steam platform to Nintendo's Switch family of consoles.
@__jamiie I highly doubt it but it could definately happen in the future with all these Limited run companies.
Half Life Collection next please! Those games are my favourite shooters!!
@HotGoomba sorry. I’ve been dealing with too many over zealous future Steam Deck users.
Good gawd Valve. WTH?! 😆
@Thorthegreat12 yeah… I’m starting to think so
19$ is a decent price for two (2) quality and fun games that were released after 2007. Respect to Valve. Hope Square Enix and other publishers is charging 10$ or less for their back catalogue too
Now we can only dream for Half Life Alyx on VR Labo!
@ballistic90 but the Switch doesn’t turn into a fully functional PC when you plug it into a monitor or TV. Again, Gabe has been tempering expectations to people it isn’t one. Compared to the AYA Neo and OneXPlayer… this is doomsday for them.
I’ll go with what Valve’s owner tells me it is and move on. It’s a Trojan horse for Linux.
Would of much preferred the orange box collection
@dimi Wow that’s a solid price!
I’ve been wanting this since day 1 of the switch, never thought it would actually happen
Okay now I want Valve characters for the next Smash Bros.
I already played these years ago, but for $20, if it gets good motion controls I think I'd have to get it.
Is this Valve's way of saying there are no hard feelings? lol
But seriously, is this a Switch exclusive? This is the first console Valve game since Portal 2. They abandoned consoles since the PS4/Xbox One generation began, so this speaks a lot of things
Okay.. now get Half-Life 3 on the Switch. Please, Valve.
I just read this is a collaboration with Nvidia's Lightspeed. I remember they ported Portal to the Nvidia Shield Tegra K1 Tablet. This game suddenly makes much more sense
I am excited for this. I’d love a physical copy but will be buying digital if there is no physical copy.
I played Portal on Xbox 360. I bought portal 1 and 2 a couple years back on steam with the intention of streaming them to my phone to play with an Xbox One controller mount as a “handheld”. However, my old computer was not good enough to run even portal one well and stream it to my phone like I wanted.
I've owned both of these on PC since release. I've played through them multiple times. And yet, I'm still excited about this.
20$!!? Sold! Or bought. Or whatever, I’m getting it.
Cool! It's been so long that I can't even remember if I played them both or just part one
I played through these I think on Xbox and I would LOVE to have another go again. I absolutely loved these games and how it felt like I was breaking the game slowly with the way the story progresses. It’s about time this gets released on Switch! Very excited!
That’s an insane deal. Never played these games, but now is my chance!
I will buy physical. Make it happen!
Cool I can stop playing the orange box then.
If only we could create custom puzzles, had plenty of fun doing this on the Steam version. lol
I'm quite surprised Valve did this. Then again, Portal and Portal 2 did come to both the Xbox 360 and PS3, so I shouldn't really be too surprised.
Never played these before, but for only $20 I will definitely give these games a try.
This interests me more than most of the Nintendo direct offerings
I was not expecting this to ever come to switch.
Hoping for a physical release, but I'm really excited for this, all the same.
I’ll probably get this one. Both games are 10/10s and it’s such a cheap compilation. My wife got excited while we watched the Direct about this on behalf of me, but… as great as it is to have this on the Switch… I feel like Directs shouldn’t be used to announce a decade old game getting a re-release.
Not on my radar nor really essential, but happy to have it available nonetheless.
Cool stuff but unfortunately I 100% them both back on Xbox 360 so no need to double dip to restress over shaving off milliseconds for gold medals.
Nice! I can finally check this acclaimed series out. The beauty of ports when you've missed out haha.
Message to Third Party Devs: Please keep the Remastered Collections coming on Switch!
... Wun can only hope.
It’s no exaggeration to say I’ve waited 5 years for this, this was one of the greatest directs ever.
Valve on Nintendo is historic. Finally.
Day 1. These are two of the best games ever made, period! I urge anyone who hasn't played either (especially if you're into puzzle games) to check these out.
Portal is fantastic and Portal 2 is up there as an all-time favourite, so I will 100% be getting this.
I can't wait. This is one of the Switch ports I have wanted. I would love to see HL and L4D come to the Switch.
Now this is the kind of third party support i like to see!
Physical please!!!!!!!!!! Buying it no matter what but I’d love a cartridge copy.
I'll be getting it (again), and can't wait to play it (again)! I was just thinking during the day on Wednesday that I wanted to replay this at some point soon, not even considering the Direct that was coming up in the evening.
Day one for me !
I give my €uros to Valvle, in order to incitate them to release other of their hits to Switch. (HL2, TF2, L4D(2) …)
We need a LRG Collector's edition for this. Maybe after that bring the orange box collection. Some notice would have been nice. I just picked up Portal 2 (xbox 360) on Best Buy two weeks ago. Now I don't want it.
@fishbujin I literally was scrolling through the comments just to see if someone already had said, "Chell for Smash!" or something, lol.
@Sans_Undertale I don't own a pc 😟 I hope they bring portal reloaded to the switch at least
@Nickinator that would be funny and also very dangerous for anyone on the other end. ouch* (portaled off the map)
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