According to Valve, Portal 2 will be shown at gamescom, next week's German game show. After its E3 no-show, Portal 2's presence at the Cologne game show gives us great hope, although it's being touted as a "presentation" as opposed to a hands-on, so Germans and others at the show likely won't have the chance to try out the game themselves. Valve says it's a new, approximately 15 minute-long presentation. Maybe it's not too late to book your flight?
We'll be there, with lederhosen on, to check out anything Valve (and everyone else) is showing in Germany -- Portal 2 tops just about everyone's gotta-see-it list. If you need evidence why, just check out X-Play's look at the game:
I have a feeling this will be a triumph.