We're happy to announce that Borderlands 2 will be uncut all over the world!
Some fans will remember that the first Borderlands game was a bit toned down in certain territories compared to the rest of the world. No longer! Do you live in Germany? Australia? Bandits will be just as likely to explode into bloody chunks of awesomeness as they will be in Canada or England (which is to say: very likely.)
Or, maybe you’re the type who abhors violence. You’re in luck – we’ve implemented a Gore Toggle option. With a single button press, you can turn Borderlands a less violent experience!
Borderlands 2 launches September 18th in North America and September 21st Internationally. By pre-ordering the game from a participating retailer, you can join the Premiere Club and receive numerous in-game benefits including the Vault Hunter's Relic, Gearbox Gunpack and a free download of the new Mechromancer character class as soon as she's available. For more on the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club, please visit: borderlands2.com/preorder
The digital download of Borderlands 2 PC is now available for pre-order at some of our digital retail partners including Steam, GameStop, Amazon, Gamefly, Metaboli, Gamersgate and Greenman Gaming!
Digital pre-orders will also receive access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club and all the bonuses that entails -- including a FREE download of the new Mechromancer character class once she's available post-launch.
For those that haven't tried out Borderlands 1, you can purchase the game and all of its DLC at 75% off through 7/30 at participating retailers!
Keep an eye out on Gearboxity, The Official Borderlands 2 Forums, The Borderlands 2 Facebook and the Gearbox Software Twitter for more information regarding Borderlands 2!
There's been a lot happening with Borderlands 2! Here's a quick recap, in case you missed anything:
- Free Pre-Order Character Mechromancer in Full Production as BL2 Heads to Certification
- PC Gamer: Meet Borderlands 2's Ellie
- Mashable: "12 Small Touches That Will Make ‘Borderlands 2′ a Big Hit"
- Borderlands 2 Wimoweh Trailer
- Gamasutra Interview: The Guts of Gearbox
- Official PlayStation Blogcast with Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford
- BL1 Vault Veteran Rewards in Borderlands 2
- Borderlands 2 Preview Roundup
ABOVE: Outdoor advertisements for Borderlands 2 spotted in New York City!
With "In the Box" we'll be spotlighting those hard-working individuals to learn more about what they do, how they got to be where they are, and what advice they have for those looking to follow in their footsteps.
Today we talk with Nick Wilson, who helped create the on-screen FX in Borderlands and Duke Nukem Forever and is currently hard at work on Aliens: Colonial Marines! Check it out!
Today, we have some exciting new to share about Borderlands 2 -- the game is headed to certification!
This means that the game’s on-disc content has been locked down and will be thoroughly tested to ensure it is ready for release -– in other words, the game is finished and we cannot make any further changes to the game. As such, the team is now shifting their focus towards post-launch efforts, including the Mechromancer: the new character class that will be released as FREE downloadable content to members of the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club roughly 60 to 90 days after launch.
The Mechromancer is just one of the many bonuses for members of the Premiere Club, which can be joined by pre-ordering Borderlands 2 from a participating retailer in advance of its release on September 18 in North America and September 21 Internationally. For a list of those participating retailers and more details about Premiere Club benefits, please visit our Borderlands 2 FAQ and borderlands2.com/preorder
On behalf of everyone involved in the development of Borderlands 2, thank you for your love and support -- your passion for what we create is what fuels our effort!
The coverage kicks off on GameTrailers TV, with tons more following. We'll be keeping a list of it all here in this post, so if you see one we haven't added yet, be sure to let us know by posting in the thread.
The legendary Syd Mead will be signing exclusive prints of the U.S.S. Sulaco from Aliens at the SEGA Arcade in Comic-Con! Signing is on Friday July 13th, from 3pm to 6pm at 200 Harbor Drive, Suite 120, in San Diego. Hope to see you there!
Borderlands 2 will reward veterans of the first Borderlands with exclusive character customization elements -- here's a look at the character heads and skins that are unlocked when Borderlands 2 detects save data from the original Borderlands!
During E3, actor, writer and all-around nice guy Wil Wheaton stopped to check out Aliens: Colonial Marines and Borderlands 2.
We've embedded the videos of his visits above, and you can also find 'em at the links below: