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2K Games, Gearbox Confirms Borderlands 2

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The sequel to Borderlands will hit retail shelves sometime during fiscal year 2013 beginning on April 1, 2012.

Wednesday 2K Games and Gearbox Software released a short-and-sweet statement that a sequel to Borderlands is currently in the works. The game is slated to arrive on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2013 beginning on April 1, 2012.

"Borderlands 2 is the epic sequel to the ultimate four-player Role-Playing Shooter loot fest. Combining invention and evolution, Borderlands 2 features all-new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story," both parties said in a statement. "Players will reveal secrets, and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe as they adventure across the unexplored new areas of Pandora."

2K Games and Gearbox Software is set to show the game's current state during Gamescom 2011 from August 17 – August 21, and then during PAX Prime (Booth #3417) from August 26 – August 28. Additional information will also be available in the latest issue (September) of Game Informer Magazine, which has the worldwide exclusive cover story on the title. The 12-page article will provide screenshots and several game details including one of the several new character classes being introduced in the sequel.

"Don’t expect just a couple bazillion more guns this time around," the magazine states. "Gearbox is introducing new and more diverse environments, smarter and more powerful enemies, and an improved mission system capable of delivering a better story."

Looks like now is a good time to actually finish the first installment...

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    christop , August 3, 2011 7:35 PM
    Borderlands was kinda fun bring it on!!
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    bionicRod , August 3, 2011 7:51 PM
    Borderlands was a lot of fun...but it looks like I'm not the only one who didn't finish it. ;) 
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    christop , August 3, 2011 7:35 PM
    Borderlands was kinda fun bring it on!!
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    atminside , August 3, 2011 7:39 PM
    cool, hope it wont be a console port to pc.
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    wintermint , August 3, 2011 7:43 PM
    This encourages me to finish Borderland [PC] it got put off cuz of school :)  Must get 2nd one too!
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    AnUnusedUsername , August 3, 2011 7:45 PM
    It's kind of a letdown that they said it'd be set on pandora. There's a lot of story to investigate throughout the whole borderlands universe, why limit it to pandora only?
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    bionicRod , August 3, 2011 7:51 PM
    Borderlands was a lot of fun...but it looks like I'm not the only one who didn't finish it. ;) 
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    bak0n , August 3, 2011 7:53 PM
    Still playing the original Borderlands and expansions on steam.
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    bustapr , August 3, 2011 7:58 PM
    at a press conference in early spring I remember an executive from gearbox, "mistakenly" mentioned borderlands 2 in the making. I wonder if their gonna spend another 5 years making this one.
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    iconoclast , August 3, 2011 8:19 PM
    MORE BOXES
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    cnox , August 3, 2011 8:57 PM
    Dear Gearbox,

    Please let us know in advance if you are going to support robust graphics resolutions and aspect rations (with appropriate FOVs). I do not want to waste another dime on buying a modern game that has console-like restrictions on graphics configuration.

    Thanks.
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    gm0n3y , August 3, 2011 9:02 PM
    Could be decent. They'd better make a lot of changes to the first though as I've played that one to death and new story alone won't make me want to play it again.
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    10hellfire01 , August 3, 2011 9:10 PM
    I admit I wasn't a fan of the graphics. GPU barely hit 40% becuase it was barely anything. But I do love the game and as I said on Kotaku "yay!".
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    back_by_demand , August 3, 2011 9:29 PM
    Release Duke Nukem Forever
    Get lacklustre reviews
    Make shed loads of cash anyway
    Pour every penny into a worth Borderlands sequel
    Get good reviews
    Make shed loads of cash
    Pour every penny into a worthy Duke Nukem sequel
    Get better reviews than DNF
    Make shed loads of cash
    ...
    Repeat ad infinatum
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    Fokissed , August 3, 2011 9:43 PM
    iam2thecroweyou dont play steam, steam plays you. Seriously i have had to re-install it 5 times in the past couple months, its beyond a joke.

    Cool story bro. You're an exception, not the rule.
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    dark_knight33 , August 3, 2011 10:22 PM
    Borderlands' ending sucked. If it's just going to be more of the same, I'll keep my $50. Getting there was fun, but it's tough enough to get my wife to play co-op on a shooter with me, without having her not want to play any more because of a rushed, letdown ending. Seriously, she won't even play the expansions because she was so disappointed. I'm used to it, but it's her first shooter since the original Doom circa 1993! What's the point of having a co-op game, when your gaming buds won't play it?
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    rylan , August 3, 2011 10:38 PM
    iam2thecroweyou dont play steam, steam plays you. Seriously i have had to re-install it 5 times in the past couple months, its beyond a joke.

    Sounds like you have hardware issues.
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    jsc , August 3, 2011 10:58 PM
    Borderlands 2 coming? Cool.
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    redgarl , August 3, 2011 11:37 PM
    Another boring mindless FPS. The game industry has fallen low... where is the creativity anymore?
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    Travis Beane , August 4, 2011 1:08 AM
    Playing as Lilith, going stealth and then loading enemies up with a can of psychic whup-ass, and hearing her evil laugh as you do it, and then Moxie going crazy getting you to entertain her in her sick game sure made my day, how about you?

    I'll wait, even if it takes a long time for them to do it right.
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    wannaturnuptheheat , August 4, 2011 1:30 AM
    redgarlAnother boring mindless FPS. The game industry has fallen low... where is the creativity anymore?


    You haven't actually played Borderlands, have you? Not saying it's not mindless -- it is, in a Diablo 2 lootfest kind of way -- but your statement sounds like it's implying that Borderlands should be lumped in with you vs. an army FPSs like... every other one.

    While its execution was certainly lacking, Borderlands was able to open up the FPS genre in a way that other games refuse to do -- while some games have either had pseudo-RPG things tacked on (the only example I can think of is CoD multiplayer with its perks) or were SO RPG as to not be shooters anymore (Fallout 3), Borderlands really was like playing Diablo 2 in the first person. With guns.

    I really hope they can improve the endgame and/or story on BL2, and it's an almost guaranteed buy for me.
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