The sequel to the outstanding RPG-ish shooter Borderlands is coming to a console or PC near you this fall, as 2K Games today confirmed that Borderlands 2 will ship for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on September 18. Gearbox Software is once again at the helm. 2K also announced a pre-order deal whereby gamers who order the game early from participating retailers will receive access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club, including rewarding in-game items and bonuses.
You can pre-order Borderlands 2 from Amazon using these links: Borderlands 2 for Xbox 360 or Borderlands 2 for Windows PC. As of writing, there was not yet an Amazon pre-order link available for the PS3 version.
Living up to the mantra “bigger, better and more badass,” 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 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.
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 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 players’ gear-hunting fortune while playing solo or teaming up with friends.