2K Games and Gearbox Software today announced two tiers of special limited editions for Borderlands 2: a “Deluxe Vault” Hunter’s Collector’s Edition and an “Ultimate Loot Chest” Limited Edition. Both versions will be available when Borderlands 2 ships on Sept. 18. Borderlands 2 is the sequel to the four-player cooperative shooter-looter that combined first-person mayhem with role-playing gameplay.
Both editions will include a bunch a collectible and in-game bonus items.
The Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition (MSRP $99.99) includes a copy of Borderlands 2; an authentic Marcus Kincaid bobblehead; Inside the Vault: The Art & Design of Borderlands 2 hardbound book; collectable sticker set; a map of Pandora; a digital comic download code; and bonus downloadable in-game digital content.
The Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition (MSRP $149.99) includes all of those items plus a collectable scaled replica of the red loot chests found throughout Pandora in Borderlands 2; a steel book case; Creatures of Pandora wide-format ID chart; a lithograph postcard set; field notes from Sir Hammerlock; a cloth map of Pandora; and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Both Borderlands 2 special editions will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (PS3) and Windows PC.
ALL Borderlands 2 pre-orders — whether it’s the Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition, Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition or the standard edition — will also gain access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club. This “membership” will allow them to download the Gearbox Gun Pack, a Golden Key, the Vault Hunter’s Relic and an all-new fifth character class called the “Mechromancer.”
The Gearbox Gun Pack is a collection of unique guns to help players begin their journey on Pandora. The Golden Key is used to unlock a rare in-game item in the mysterious Golden Sanctuary Loot Chest found in Borderlands 2. The Vault Hunter’s Relic is an in-game item that boosts players’ gear-hunting fortune. The Mechromancer character class, which will be available as DLC post-launch, will be free to those who pre-order Borderlands 2 but available to buy for gamers who do not pre-order it. As the character is still in development, no class-specific details were immediately available.
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.
Borderlands 2 will be available in North America on September 18, and internationally on September 21.