Today was a big day for Iron Galaxy Studios; not only did the studio unveil a new character for their two button fighting game Dive Kick but their Borderlands 2 PS Vita port also got an official release date. Let’s not beat about the bush, mark your calendars for May 6th because just under a month from now Borderlands 2 Vita will be available as a digital copy. May 6th is also the day that the new and “improved” PS Vita slim will be available in the US, sold as a bundle with aforementioned Borderlands 2 and a 8GB memory card.
Borderlands 2 – Limited Edition – PlayStation Vita Bundle
The Borderlands 2 Vita bundle includes;
- The New PS Vita Slim PCH 2000 (WiFi only, improved battery life and LED display, smaller touchpad on the back).
- A voucher code with which you can download the digital version of Borderlands 2. This will give you access to the full game and six of the Borderlands 2 DLC packs; Captain Scarlet and her Pirate’s Booty Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, the Psycho Character Class, Mechromancher Character Class. Vault Hunter upgrade pack 1 and the Collector’s Edition Pack
- An 8GB memory Card
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If you already have a first generation PS Vita than you might want to buy Borderlands 2 Vita separately (Borderlands 2 physical version).
PlayStation customers who use the North American PlayStation Network Store can either buy the digital version of the game on may 6th or wait for the physical copy that will be in stores starting May 13th.
Borderlands 2 cross-save compatibility with PS3 version
When the Borderlands 2 Vita arrives the PS3 version of the game will get a patch, enabling cross-save for this title between the two platforms . Players can then send their save back and forth between PS3 and PS Vita via the cloud to take their progress on the go ( a PS plus subscription isn’t needed to make use of this feature ).
Trophy hunters will be glad to hear that Borderlands 2 will have a separate trophy list on PS Vita. Trophies earned in either version should automatically unlock on the other.
Will the Vita port be good?
Frequent visitors of this blog might remember my hesitation regarding the PS Vita port of an AAA game like Borderlands 2. To summarize, in my opinion Vita has had enough rushed ports of big name franchises and for the sake of Vita owners I certainly hope Borderlands 2 lives up to the expectations. I feel like a large part of how Vita will be perceived in the immediate future rides on the success of upcoming Vita titles such as the God of War Collection, Borderlands 2 and Freedom wars. The team at Iron Galaxy is still hard at work optimizing the shoot ‘n loot game for our favorite handheld. A month can be both a short and a long time depending on how you look at it (do you feel the agony that waiting for this game might bring you?). With Quality Assurance still ahead of the Borderlands 2 Vita port technically speaking anything could happen, although at this point it is more likely that the game will be in stores on time than that a sudden delay will be announced. Let’s just rely on craftsmanship of the folks over at Iron Galaxy and assume we get a well polished Borderlands experience on Vita.
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