Borderlands 2 Release Date Announced, New Trailer To Celebrate

By Colin Tan on February 22, 2012, 3:54PM EST

Gearbox and 2K have announced the release date for the highly anticipated Borderlands 2. With 870 bajillion more guns than the first one, the role-playing first person shooter is set for release on September 18.

The game is set five years after the events of the first game, where the tyrant Handsome Jack has taken over Pandora with his corrupt Hyperion Corporation. There are four new playable characters, plenty of abilities and countless new guns in Borderlands 2. Also new to the game is split-screen multiplayer.

Fans who pre-order now will be treated to the Gearbox Gun Pack, bonus content that includes Gearbox themed weaponry. Other bonuses include a Golden Key that's "used to unlock a rare item in the mysterious Golden Sanctuary Loot Chest found in Borderlands 2;" lastly, the Vault Hunter's Relic will boost players' fortune in Pandora whether playing alone or together in four-player co-op.

Source: VG247

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