After our huge cover story and online blowout for Portal 2, we were as bummed as anyone to learn of Portal 2's delay into 2011. Luckily, at Gamescom, we've discovered that we won't need to wait too long into 2011 for Valve's much-anticipated sequel.

Valve has revealed to us that Portal 2 will be released on February 9, 2011. In addition, they told us that the kindly British robot Wheatley, who has been featured in trailers for the game, will be voiced by Stephen Merchant. You may know him best as a writer for both the British and U.S. versions of The Office (as well as an actor in the former).

Check back for any more Portal 2 info from Gamescom as soon as we've got it.