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Hold onto your Companion Cubes, Portal is coming to Shield

Portal on Shield

Launched on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2007, Portal is now in the works for Nvidia's Shield games console

Portal, Valve’s critically acclaimed first person shooter puzzle game is being ported to Android and will be available exclusively on Shield.

The game is currently being ported to Shield, with a release date and price yet to be announced. Nvidia would only say that Portal was “coming soon” to Shield.

“Nvidia has created a very powerful and unique device with Shield,” said Valve’s Doug Lombardi.

“Our companies have a strong history working together and we’re looking forward to Portal‘s arrival on Shield.”

Shield already supports over 300 Android games, with Portal set to become one of its headline titles.

For the unfamiliar, Portal is set in the mysterious world of Aperture Science Laboratories, with players required to solve puzzles and challenges by blasting portals, moving objects and traversing space in strange and complicated ways. The game received rave reviews when it made its debut on PC and Xbox 360 in 2007.

Shield is the first device to use Nvidia’s Tegra 4 processor. The console, which is contained entirely within an Xbox-look-a-like game controller runs Android Jelly Bean and has a flip-up 5in touchscreen display with a 1280 by 720 resolution.

Like most Android devices, Shield has full access to the Google Play store and can run apps, stream movies and play games.

As well as playing Android games Shield can also stream games running on a desktop PC with a GeForce GTX 650 video card or higher. Shield can also be connected to a TV at either 720p or 1080p resolution.

Released in the USA in July 2013, Shield is yet to receive a UK release date.

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