2K Games and Gearbox Software announced today that Borderlands 2,Ã‚Â the sequel to the multi-million unit selling breakout hit, Borderlands, will be available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3Ã‚Â and Windows-based PC in North America on September 18, 2012 and internationally on September 21, 2012. Currently in development by Gearbox Software, Borderlands 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed four-player cooperative shooter-looter that combined intense first-person mayhem with role-playing gameplay. In addition, fans who pre-order the title from participating retailers will receive access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club, including rewarding in-game items and bonuses.
Living up to the mantra Ã¢â‚¬Å“bigger, better and more badass,Ã¢â‚¬Â Borderlands 2 features all-new characters; skills; imaginative, diverse new environments with unique missions and enemies; and more exciting and fun weapons, equipment and loot than ever before. All of these features come together in a story that takes players to the world of Pandora to take down the notorious Handsome Jack and his corrupt Hyperion Corporation as a solo campaign or with up to four cooperative players.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The addictive gameplay and shooting and looting mayhem of the first Borderlands is back and better than ever in Borderlands 2, taking the franchise to an entirely new level,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. Ã¢â‚¬Å“With more guns, more enemies, more missions, an engaging story and all-new characters, Borderlands 2 promises to bring a new era to gaming this fall.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Borderlands 2 will allow friends to play together locally via split-screen, as well as online with drop-in-drop-out capabilities. With seamless cooperative gameplay and action, Borderlands 2 is extremely accessible for gamers and their friends to play alone or together in a variety of configurations.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Borderlands 2 is a passion project, through and through,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The result is a sequel that has improved every successful aspect of Borderlands while innovating with an all-new experience.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Gamers who pre-order Borderlands 2 from participating retailers will gain access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club, allowing them to download the Gearbox Gun Pack, a Golden Key and the Vault HunterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Relic. The Gearbox Gun Pack is a collection of unique guns to help players begin their journey on Pandora. The Golden Key is an in-game item used to unlock a rare item in the mysterious Golden Sanctuary Loot Chest found in Borderlands 2. The Vault HunterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Relic is an in-game item that boosts playersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ gear-hunting fortune while playing solo or teaming up with friends. To pre-order Borderlands 2 please visit www.borderlands2.com/preorder.