New Portal 2 trailer showcases Stephen Merchant

Valve's latest Portal 2 video showcases Wheatley's new voice, provided by British comedian Stephen Merchant. We also get to see a few of the areas showcased yesterday's collection of screens in full motion. Look at those pipes go. Whoosh!

Opinion is already divided between those who prefer Wheatley's old voice and those who like Stephen Merchant better. For me, the old Wheatley spoke too slowly and loudly, and I find that Merchant's more clipped delivery suits Wheatley's nervousness better. Then again, I am easily impressed by celebrity.

Also, that bit at the end that's been shown in a few trailers, where Glados pulls herself back into shape and says "you murdered me ". That never fails to send a chill down my spine.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.