Razer Hyrda up for pre-order in May for $140, includes Portal 2

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Razer Hydra

Back at CES Razer said that it’s Hydra PC motion controller (formerly known as Sixense) would likely be available sometime close to the launch of Portal 2. Well, Portal 2 launched on Tuesday, and the Hydra isn’t here yet, but it will be here in the next few months.

The Razer Hydra will be up for pre-order in May and will begin shipping in June. It will cost you $140 and include a copy of Portal 2 complete with bonus DLC that takes full advantage of the controller. It makes sense to pack in such a huge game to show off what the controller can do and the support it has from big-name developers. Portal 2 isn’t the only game that support the controller, though. There’s 125 games that support the system including other Valve games like Left 4 Dead 2, Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2; other big games like Civilization 5 and Call of Duty: Black Ops; as well as smaller games like Magicka, Super Meat Boy, Trine, and World of Good. The ful list is right here.

I wasn’t able to get any hands-on with the model of the Hydra that will be shipping in June, but I was able to play with a previous version. It certainly seemed to have the performance that Razer is claiming. That version was wireless, while this is wired, so there should be less latency, though I didn’t experience much at all when I used it. I know I’ll be looking forward to trying out the final version soon. Only downside is there’s no Mac support right now, despite the fact that it’s pack-in game supports the platform. Maybe that’ll come a bit later.

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