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Portal 2 In MotionLast year around this time we heard about a new downloadable expansion for the PC version of Portal 2 that required a PC-specific motion controller.  At the time I idly said that it would be nice to see that exclusive DLC come to the Sony PlayStation 3 version of the game for use with the PlayStation Move controller, and now comes word that it's going to happen.  Sixense Studios is bringing Portal 2 In Motion to the PS3 with twenty new testing chambers.  Here's the announcement:

P2IM was developed independently by Sixense as DLC for Valve’s Portal 2. Our game designers were focused on creating the most immersive and intuitive motion gaming experience ever seen on consoles. The result is a campaign that’s pure puzzles, each of which requires the user to use the motion controller in new ways. We created motion control gameplay to take advantage of everything the PlayStation Move can do and we added this to all of the gameplay mechanics from the Portal 2 universe. Sixense is also implementing PlayStation Move support for the full Portal 2 campaign.

P2IM features 20 test chambers that progress in difficulty from tutorial to advanced levels. Players choose to play as either Atlas or P-Body (the robots borrowed from Portal 2), and use new motion features like 1-to-1 control of objects, Portal Surfing (moving and reorienting placed portals) and scaling cubes. When used in conjunction with familiar features imported from Portal 2 (such as Excursion Funnels, Hard Light Bridges), the possibilities quickly multiply. Because Sixense is focused exclusively on developing motion content, we believe that we can deliver new experiences that will get gamers excited about motion gaming – P2IM is just the beginning.

We've seen Move gameplay shoehorned into core titles where it doesn't necessarily belong before, but I'm interested in motion controlled Portal 2 levels.  However, I'm not going to buy a Move just to play a few new levels.  I already have motion controllers that are gathering dust at the moment and I'm not eager to add to that collection.  Still, I'm glad to see that this DLC is coming and if I ever do end up with a Move, I know the first expansion on which I'm going to use it.  Check out the trailer for Portal 2 In Motion and see how motion controls change the experience.  There's some wild stuff happening here.  What would Cave Johnson say?  Alright, that's it; we're done here.

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