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Borderlands 2 Announced! *UPDATED*

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Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 8:29 am

Rumored for some time now, Borderlands 2 has been officially announced!  There is a splash page available at http://www.borderlands2.com/ and Game Informer has 12-pages of information to be revealed in their September issue.  Check out below what hints we found in the Game Informer teaser article and press release.

  • Releases Q2 2012 or later
  • Setting will be on Pandora
  • “All new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment”
  • “New and more diverse environments”
  • “Smarter and more powerful enemies”
  • “An improved mission system capable of delivering a better story”

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*UPDATE* GBX Community Manager AdamF just confirmed that Game Informer subscribers should be getting the Sept issue in the next few days, where plenty more information is sure to be revealed in the 12-page exclusive spread.

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*UPDATE* Also, recent GBX hire Anthony Burch (@reverendanthony) has confirmed that he is writing Borderlands 2.  If you’d like to get an idea for how funny and smart BL2 can be in his hands, check out the funniest gaming series on the web “Hey Ash Watcha Playin?” and watch him save the world in “Anthony Saves the World“.

Full Press Release:

2K Games and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands™ 2 in Development
Fans can get their first glimpse of the bold evolution of the Role-Playing Shooter at Gamescom and PAX Prime 2011 this month
New York, NY – August 3, 2011 – 2K Games and Gearbox Software announced today that the sequel to the extravasplosive breakout hit, Borderlands™, is currently in development at world-renowned developer Gearbox Software. Coming to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2013 beginning on April 1, 2012, Borderlands 2 is the epic sequel to the ultimate four-player Role-Playing Shooter loot fest. Combining invention and evolution, Borderlands 2 features all new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story. Players will reveal secrets, and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe as they adventure across the unexplored new areas of Pandora.
2K Games and Gearbox Software are taking this show on the road, and fans and media will be able to get their first look at the game at Gamescom 2011 from August 17 – August 21, and at PAX Prime (Booth #3417) from August 26 – August 28. Eager gamers can learn more about Borderlands 2 right now by picking up the latest issue of Game Informer Magazine, which has the worldwide exclusive cover story on the title. Readers will find many game details inside the issue, including the first reveal of one of the several new character classes being introduced in Borderlands 2.
About Borderlands
Taking the gaming world by storm, Borderlands delivered its unique flavor of humorous and lovable characters and addictive non-stop collaborative loot-hunting gameplay on an unsuspecting populace. The critically acclaimed and best-selling Role-Playing-Shooter, as well as its four downloadable expansion packs, captured the imagination and attention of single-player and cooperative gamers around the world.
Borderlands 2 is not yet rated by the ESRB.

2K Games and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands™ 2 in Development

Fans can get their first glimpse of the bold evolution of the Role-Playing Shooter at Gamescom and PAX Prime 2011 this month


New York, NY – August 3, 2011 – 2K Games and Gearbox Software announced today that the sequel to the extravasplosive breakout hit, Borderlands™, is currently in development at world-renowned developer Gearbox Software. Coming to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2013 beginning on April 1, 2012, Borderlands 2 is the epic sequel to the ultimate four-player Role-Playing Shooter loot fest. Combining invention and evolution, Borderlands 2 features all new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story. Players will reveal secrets, and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe as they adventure across the unexplored new areas of Pandora.

2K Games and Gearbox Software are taking this show on the road, and fans and media will be able to get their first look at the game at Gamescom 2011 from August 17 – August 21, and at PAX Prime (Booth #3417) from August 26 – August 28. Eager gamers can learn more about Borderlands 2 right now by picking up the latest issue of Game Informer Magazine, which has the worldwide exclusive cover story on the title. Readers will find many game details inside the issue, including the first reveal of one of the several new character classes being introduced in Borderlands 2.

About Borderlands

Taking the gaming world by storm, Borderlands delivered its unique flavor of humorous and lovable characters and addictive non-stop collaborative loot-hunting gameplay on an unsuspecting populace. The critically acclaimed and best-selling Role-Playing-Shooter, as well as its four downloadable expansion packs, captured the imagination and attention of single-player and cooperative gamers around the world.

Borderlands 2 is not yet rated by the ESRB.

2 ResponsesLeave a comment
  • Michae
    August 9, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    2 things: first – the link to “hey ash, whatcha playin” is infected (according to avast) so keep an eye out, y’all.

    and secondly: FREAKING BORDERLANDS 2!

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