2K and Gearbox Software havebannounced that the newest standalone game in the critically acclaimed Borderlands franchise, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, is now available in North America for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. In addition, the game is now available on Mac and Linux in North America via Aspyr Media.Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel features all-new gravity-bending gameplay, powerful laser and icy Cryo weapons, four new playable characters, and an epic cooperative story experience set between the events of Borderlands and Borderlands 2. The title will be available internationally on October 17, 2014.
“Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is the next big installment in the award winning shooter-looter franchise, which to date, has sold-in more than 18 million units worldwide,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “For newcomers, this game is the perfect entry point to the franchise, exploring Pandora’s moon for the first time, while also being a must-have chapter in the Borderlands story for longtime fans.”
In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, fans can play as one of four all-new character classes, each with distinct play-styles and personalities, including Nisha the Lawbringer, Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer, and Claptrap the Fragtrap. This cast of unlikely heroes embarks on a quest to fight alongside Handsome Jack as he tries to save Pandora’s moon. Throughout all of the mayhem, players will experience Jack’s rise to power and witness him becoming the megalomaniacal tyrant fans loved to hate in Borderlands 2.
“It’s been a great joy to have the team at Gearbox collaborating so closely with the talented group at 2K Australia to bring new and fresh ideas to the series,” saidRandy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. “The exciting result of our studios’ combined effort is Borderlands: The Pre Sequel becoming the most innovative Borderlands experience since we originally launched the franchise.”
“Working with Gearbox on this next chapter in the Borderlands franchise has been a privilege,” said Tony Lawrence, general manager of 2K Australia. “We started this project as fans of the series, and we are thrilled to have contributed to this mayhem-filled universe.”
In addition to the core game launch, the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass is now available and bundles the four upcoming add-on content packs – a $39.96 value – for only $29.99. The Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass grants access to download all four of the planned add-on content packs, as they become commercially available on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, PC, Mac and Linux.