Portal: Companion Collection brings Valve’s classic series to the Nintendo Switch

Nathan Warby
Portal Companion Collection
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Portal: Companion Collection has been announced for Nintendo Switch, packaging Valve’s Portal and Portal 2 together for players to enjoy from June 28.

Despite there being no new entries in the series in over a decade, Portal remains one of Valve’s most beloved franchises. Portal 2, in particular, wowed gamers by combining mind-bending puzzles with a compelling narrative.

They’ve gone to become two of the most critically acclaimed games of all time, but the third appearance of GLaDOS and co. has never materialized.

Both Portal and Portal 2 have been playable on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation platforms for some time, but the franchise had never ventured over to Nintendo consoles. All that is about to change as Portal: Companion Collection has been announced for Nintendo Switch.

GLaDOS in Portal
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GLaDOS quickly became one of gaming’s most likable villains when Portal was released in 2007.

Revealed during the Nintendo Direct Mini which took place on June 28, Portal: Companion Collection brings both Portal and Portal 2 to the Nintendo Switch in one handy package. Switch owners won’t have to wait either, as the collection dropped later the same day.

Players can seamlessly switch between both titles’ single-player campaigns, and Portal 2’s physics-breaking puzzles can once again be tackled alone or with a friend in local or online co-op.

Portal: Companion Collection doesn’t appear to be a remake or remaster of the classic titles, but there is new content for returning players to enjoy. Nintendo teased that fans will have to: “Think [their] way through dangerous, never-before-seen areas of the laboratories and a wider variety of portal puzzles.”

If you’re concerned about the cost of two games rolled into one, don’t worry. Portal: Companion Collection is listed on the Nintendo eShop for just $19.99.

For those who never got the chance to play the iconic puzzlers, this is the perfect chance to experience their witty humor and flawless level design for the first time. But with new areas and challenges to take on, tried and tested fans also have plenty of reasons to take their beloved games on the go.

While it’s unlikely that we’ll see Portal 3 any time soon, it’s great to see one of Valve’s best series in the spotlight once again on a new platform.

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