After showing it in action during E3 back in June, Sony has now announced the release date for new downloadable content (DLC) for one of the biggest titles of last year – Portal 2. The DLC is centred on the use of the motion control controller for the PlayStation 3 – the PlayStation Move. The DLC is set to release on Tuesday next week and will cost $9.99 (roughly Rs 530) and PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to buy the DLC at a 30 percent discount. Sony has released a trailer for the Portal in Motion DLC.

The trailer shows some new additions to the gameplay of Portal 2, including the ability to control the distance at which you hold objects, altering the geometry of objects by stretching and squashing them, and the ability to sustain and drag a portal around. The new levels have been designed specifically with the Move controller in mind.

Back in August, Valve had released an update for the game that added co-operative gameplay to levels created with the Perpetual Testing Initiative. This would allow players to create and share levels that can be played co-op. To promote the new co-op feature in the Perpetual Testing Initiative, Valve has given everyone who already owns a copy of Portal 2 a discount coupon that would get them another copy of the game at 75 percent off. Another major feature added to the game in the update is 'Quick Play', which creates never-ending, automatically generated playlists of the top rated maps in a variety of category.  All these updates are completely free.

Portal 2 now has 'Long Fall Boots'

Now play Portal 2 with the Move

Portal 2 is a game in the first person perspective that is, surprisingly, not an action game. The game focuses on puzzles revolving around physics and a gun that lets you shoot portals you can pass through. The first game was released in 2007 in The Orange Box as an extra game and was only around three hours long if you didn’t know what to do. The first game was a critical hit because of the tight gameplay, great pacing and witty dialog. The sequel took it up a notch by being a fully featured eight hour long game. Though not as well received as the first one, Portal 2 still got enough acclaim to be counted as one of the best games of 2011.

One of the other games Valve has updated in recent times is Team Fortress 2. In the last major update, the game had received the Mann vs. Machine update which adds a new game mode. The new game mode is a co-op mode where you and five friends have to team up to fight a “desperate battle to stop a lethal horde of robots from deploying a bomb in one of Mann Co.’s many strongholds,” according to the official page for the update. Players can upgrade abilities and weapons in the breaks between waves. Surviving all the waves in a variety of missions earns the players new loot.

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