Meet Portal 2's 'Wheatley,' Voiced by Stephen Merchant

Portal 2's new gameplay trailer introduces yet another charmingly-loquacious robot, but (for a change) it doesn't seem like the mechanical floating sphere named "Wheatley" is trying to kill you. Unless it's possible to be jabbered to death.

Voiced by Stephen Merchant (Ricky Gervais' creative partner-in-crime on shows such as 'The Office' and 'Extras'), Wheatley seems like an awesome little addition to the Portal universe that might make traversing the mechanical bowels of the dreaded Aperture Science Lab quite a bit funnier. Merchant's involvement in the project was already announced, but now we get to hear him in action.

And of course, it wouldn't really be a Portal 2 trailer without GLaDOS, would it?

Portal 2 comes out for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on February 9, 2011.

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