Portal 2 delay sarcastically confirmed by Valve

Portal 2, 2011’s Game of the Year as decided by me and no I’m not being premature, has been delayed by two months.

The great news about this: that’s a RECORD SHORTEST DELAY for a Valve game. Don’t just take my word for it, though: even Valve’s facetious press release proudly flaunts this fact:

Valve today announced that Portal 2 — the sequel to the ground-breaking title that won over 30 game of the year awards, despite missing its original ship date — will now be available the week of April 18th, 2011. This two month slip not only marks the shortest delay in Valve’s proud tradition of delays, it represents the approaching convergence of Valve Time and Real Time. Though this convergence spells doom for humanity, it will not affect the new Portal 2 release date.

Oh you japesters, Valve. As the presser says, April 18th, 2011 is now Portal 2 day. Whenever it happens, it’s going to be damn beautiful.

See also:Portal 2 gets a bunch of new trailers

[Via press release]