No… OK… it’s not actually a direct sequel but instead an officially-licensed spin-off title in the Bridge Constructor series (obviously). Hey, at least I didn’t tease that it was a new Half Life game.
Remember when you tried to kill me twice?
This newly-released trailer announces the imminent launch of the next instalment in the Bridge Constructor series – Bridge Constructor Portal.
While it’s not the same gameplay as portal, the trailer is narrated by GLaDOS her/itself and welcomes you to the new Aperture Laboratories testing facility.
All of the good stuff from the series seems to be present and correct – a worrying disregard for Health and Safety, killer turrets, and the lovable yet psychopathic AI.
Early warnings that “serious injuries may still occur” sets the tone nicely and gets me ready for some dastardly test chambers to come.
As GLaDOS mentions in the trailer above:
We are going to have a lot of fun together….
Except the ones who are dead
The trailer shows us how this setting will fit with the rest of the Bridge Constructor series – the new testing facility is designed for vehicle-based experimentation.
Trucks and forklifts appear to be the test subjects you will guide through GLaDOS’s devious traps, setting up portals to divert your vehicles away from certain doom.
It also looks like you will be constructing bridges as well (funnily enough) which will need to be structurally-sound in order to get your vehicles across safely (and into the path of killer turrets).
Aside from the trailer, we have a single screenshot to hint at the gameplay and how many portals and forklifts you may have to orchestrate at once:
Go make some new disaster
The game has apparently been in development for the last year and so this trailer actually announces the upcoming game launch.
The game is due to be launched on Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android and iOS on 20 December 2017 (only two weeks away).
The game will also get a console release on Xbox One, PS4 and Switch in early 2018.
Are you looking forward to some more GLaDOS action?