“Loot whores” everywhere rejoiced when the original Borderlands was released back in October of ’09–and Borderlands 2 promises to give gamers even more of what they loved about the original come this September; but 2K Games and Gearbox know you want even more. The Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition and Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition ($99, and $149 respectively) not only give Borderlands fans the new game, but add extras that can’t be found anywhere else. The Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition includes a Marcus Kincaid bobblehead, bound art book, digital comic, sticker set, map of Pandora, as well as extra digital content; the Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition includes everything just mentioned, plus a replica red loot chest, steel book case, cloth map, certificate of authenticity, and much, much more. Those who pre-order either of the special editions will also be rewarded with exclusive digital content, including unique loot and a fifth character class. We can’t wait to see what Pandora holds for us this September; but until then, you can learn more in the official release after the break…
2K Games and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands®2 Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition and Ultimate Loot Chest Limited EditionReplica loot chest, Marcus Kincaid bobblehead, in-game bonuses and much more included in special editions
New York, NY, May 17,2012 – 2K Games and Gearbox Software today announced two tiers of special limited editions for the highly anticipated Borderlands®2 -the Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition and Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition. Currently in development by Gearbox Software, Borderlands 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed four-player cooperative shooter-looter that combined intense first-person mayhem with role-playing gameplay. Both editions will reward fans with a number of collectible and in-game bonus items that will enhance the action-packed experience of Borderlands 2.
The Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition (MSRP $99.99) includes a copy of Borderlands 2; authentic Marcus Kincaid bobblehead; Inside the Vault: The Art & Design of Borderlands 2 hardbound book; collectable sticker set; map of Pandora; 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; steel book case; Creatures of Pandora wide-format ID chart; lithograph postcard set; field notes from Sir Hammerlock; cloth map of Pandora; and a numbered certificate of authenticity. Both of the special editions will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows-based PC.
Gamers who pre-order the Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition, Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition or the standard edition of Borderlands 2 from participating retailers will also gain access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club, allowing them to download the Gearbox Gun Pack, a Golden Key, the Vault Hunter’s Relic and an all-new fifth character class – 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 while playing solo or teaming up with friends. The Mechromancer character class will be available following launch when development of the character is complete and is free to those who pre-order Borderlands 2, and will be available for purchase for those who do not. To pre-order all editions of Borderlands 2, please visitwww.borderlands2.com/preorder.
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, 2012, and internationally on September 21, 2012. Borderlands 2 is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information please visit www.borderlands2.com.
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