2K Announce Borderlands 2 Release Date

February 22, 2012

Fans of shooting and looting, you might just want to take a seat, as 2K Games and Gearbox Software have today announced when you’ll be able to get your grubby mitts on Borderlands 2.

The sequel to the much loved Borderlands will be hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in North America on September 18th and in all other regions on September 21st.

2K state Borderlands 2 will be “bigger, better and more badass,” featuring all-new characters, skills; diverse environments with unique missions and enemies. Expect to get your hands on fun new weapons, equipment and more loot than you could possibly ever want.

All of the above features come together in a story that will take you to the world of Pandora, as you attempt take down the notorious Handsome Jack and his corrupt Hyperion Corporation on your own or with up to four friends. That’s right, Borderlands 2 will allow you to play together with friends locally via split-screen, or online with drop-in-drop-out capabilities.

Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K stated:

“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. 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.”

Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software added:

“Borderlands 2 is a passion project, through and through. The result is a sequel that has improved every successful aspect of Borderlands while innovating with an all-new experience.”

In addition to announcing the game’s release date, 2K also revealed if you pre-order Borderlands 2 from participating retailers, you’ll gain access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club. This will allow you to download the Gearbox Gun Pack, a Golden Key and the Vault Hunter’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 Hunter’s Relic is an in-game item that boosts your gear-hunting fortune while playing solo or teaming up with friends. You can pre-order Borderlands 2 now by clicking here.

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