Signs Point To Portal 2 Releasing Early

Emails sent out by Valve's Gabe Newell reportedly point to the developer's upcoming sequel, Portal 2, releasing ahead of its scheduled release date.

According to this source, the emails were sent out by Newell to major video game publications by the way of coded images. When put together, the images create the emails sent out by Ol' Gabe.

A little puzzle work yielded perhaps that most telling thing about these coded images, a dissected portion of the message looks like this "4/19/2011_7am=4/15/2011_9am". April 19 is the scheduled release date of Valve's upcoming title, Portal 2.

According to Kotaku, if you play BIT.TRIP BEAT between now and April 19, Valve could release Portal 2 a tad bit ahead of schedule.

It could all be a ploy just to people to play a game, or it could be the real thing. I guess we won't know until we play BIT.TRIP BEAT, huh?