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Gearbox's Borderlands 2 Has Gone Gold

By - Source: Randy Pitchford via Twitter | B 24 comments

Gearbox boss said Borderlands 2 has gone gold.

Gearbox Software CEO and President Randy Pitchford announced via Twitter that Borderlands 2 has gone gold, or rather, the game is complete and has been shipped off to disc manufacturing. The upcoming "space western" FPS-RPG is slated to arrive on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC on September 18, followed by a European release on September 21.

"Borderlands 2 is now GOLD (360, PS3 EU, PS3 NA, Win PC)! PSN, PS3 JP + others imminent. Official statement to come when all ballots are in," Pitchford reports.

2K Games announced back in July that gamers can now pre-purchase the digital version, although don't expect to jump into the game until it hits retails shelves on September 18. Just like the physical version, digital pre-orders of Borderlands 2 come with access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club, featuring a free download of 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," 2K Games said back in May. "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."

In May, the company revealed that fans will be able to purchase two limited editions for all three platforms: the Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition and the Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition. Here's the pricing and contents of each:

Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector's Edition ($99.99)
* 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
* Bonus downloadable in-game digital content

Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition ($149.99)
* All Collector's Edition items
* 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
* A numbered certificate of authenticity

"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," 2K Games said. "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.

 

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    longshotthe1st , August 21, 2012 1:30 AM
    soldier37I will be too busy playing the new BF3 maps (Armored Kill) to worry about this game.

    But not too busy to post on a forum about it.
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    zachusaman , August 21, 2012 12:28 AM
    so does this mean the viral advertisers will be at it again?
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    KelvinTy , August 21, 2012 12:45 AM
    I hope this won't be too much of a console port on the pc... especially the auto-aiming, and the clunky controls... nor the insanely "customizable" graphics settings... I want something that is more than barely playable.
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    longshotthe1st , August 21, 2012 1:30 AM
    soldier37I will be too busy playing the new BF3 maps (Armored Kill) to worry about this game.

    But not too busy to post on a forum about it.
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    A Bad Day , August 21, 2012 2:04 AM
    longshotthe1stBut not too busy to post on a forum about it.


    It takes skills to shoot with one hand and type with the other.
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    beardguy , August 21, 2012 2:19 AM
    I thought Borderlands was going to be great based on the reviews, but about 2 hours into the game, I uninstalled it. Borderlands was a really boring game imho. I did play solo so maybe that's why it sucked.

    Not counting on this one being any better than the first.
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    proxy711 , August 21, 2012 2:46 AM
    beardguyI thought Borderlands was going to be great based on the reviews, but about 2 hours into the game, I uninstalled it. Borderlands was a really boring game imho. I did play solo so maybe that's why it sucked. Not counting on this one being any better than the first.

    Solo wasn't as fun as party play for sure. Also the game was kind of bland before you got into the DLCs that's when the game became great. BL2 will be better then the first.
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    zeratul600 , August 21, 2012 3:44 AM
    borderlands was one of the funniest games i ever play, i love fps, chaotic ones, where you resist many hit but you are really outnumbered and outgunned, also i love loot bonanza like diablo 2, and leveling and gaining skills from playing its really cool, and gaining talents like wow??? man borderlands seems to be made just for me! i just wish that it was "moddable" so people can add much more enemies that respawn!! guys you gotta love this game! it has everything that can generate an addiction packed into a single game!
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    master_chen , August 21, 2012 4:20 AM
    Golden turd.
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    alidan , August 21, 2012 6:39 AM
    i despise retail... i could have the game now if it wasnt for them...
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    DjEaZy , August 21, 2012 6:40 AM
    ... i hope, it go platinum...
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    maigo , August 21, 2012 8:25 AM
    Doh, forgot I need to save for the Loot Chest
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    rantoc , August 21, 2012 10:31 AM
    The upcoming "space western" FPS-RPG is slated to arrive on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC on September 18, followed by a European release on September 21.

    And in later news - The European market strangely have the highest number of pirated copies. The company PR suits are clueless why that happened!
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    alidan , August 21, 2012 11:16 AM
    rantocThe upcoming "space western" FPS-RPG is slated to arrive on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC on September 18, followed by a European release on September 21.And in later news - The European market strangely have the highest number of pirated copies. The company PR suits are clueless why that happened!


    they get it later because of how retail works there, they stock on friday. there are very few gaming companies that have the clout to pull off a unified global release.
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    ojas , August 21, 2012 11:37 AM
    soldier37Too busy to read your rebuttal for sure...and still dont care about this game. So meh.

    Well, you had time to check for rebuttals...
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    the_crippler , August 21, 2012 12:54 PM
    Proxy711Solo wasn't as fun as party play for sure. Also the game was kind of bland before you got into the DLCs that's when the game became great. BL2 will be better then the first.


    I enjoyed the SP well enough to keep playing, but yeah, once I teamed up with a few friends, it became one of my favorite games of all time. Also agreed: the DLC rocked. Now, granted, the DLC is when I started playing with friends, but I still think they were better than the core game.

    They've been learning along the way what works and what doesn't, so I have high hopes for the sequel.
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    reviewer889 , August 21, 2012 1:45 PM
    soldier37I will be too busy playing the new BF3 maps (Armored Kill) to worry about this game.


    HAHAHAHA. Who the F*ck is playing BF?!?! Especially when Borderlands 2 comes out. LOL
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    vertigo_2000 , August 21, 2012 2:27 PM
    The original Borderlands was awesome. Had issues playing with friends, but found some third party software that made it work and it was awesome.

    Hopefully, connection problems won't be an issue this time around.
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    the_crippler , August 21, 2012 2:30 PM
    reviewer889HAHAHAHA. Who the F*ck is playing BF?!?! Especially when Borderlands 2 comes out. LOL


    Come on, I'm sure this guy is totally right - Some new BF maps are going to sink BL2. This game is completely doomed. Sorry, Gearbox...

    vertigo_2000The original Borderlands was awesome. Had issues playing with friends, but found some third party software that made it work and it was awesome.Hopefully, connection problems won't be an issue this time around.


    Once they switched over to Steamworks instead of Gamespy, everything got a lot better. I wasn't wild about the in-game chat, but we use TeamSpeak anyway.

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    rantoc , August 21, 2012 2:53 PM
    alidanthey get it later because of how retail works there, they stock on friday. there are very few gaming companies that have the clout to pull off a unified global release.


    Indeed, in either case it will add to the piracy numbers because the pirated version will most likely be available before the official release. Those that don't like to wait will have a hard time not to download the pirated version rather than wait and purchase it later. Those that pirate will use the availability as a excuse for doing what's wrong - Maybe some day the company's will awake and see what happens and correct the issue of availability to its customers.
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    master_chen , August 21, 2012 2:58 PM
    DjEaZy... i hope, it go platinum...

    Platinum turd?
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