Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is expected to hit the PC on October 14, 2014. The upcoming game is the third installment in the Borderlands saga, but it takes place between the first and second games, hence the title. Nvidia really wants to offer the game to you for free, but there's a catch: you must purchase select Nvidia GeForce GTX TITAN Black, 780 Ti, 780, and 770 desktop GPUs.
"If you have a high-end Nvidia GPU, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will offer higher fidelity and higher performance hardware-driven special effects including awesome weapon impacts, moon-shatteringly cool cryo explosions and ice particles, and cloth and fluid simulation that blows me away every time I see it," said Randy Pitchford, CEO and president of Gearbox Software.
Customers wanting to get one of these cards and the free game can purchase the bundle at Amazon, Micro Center, NCIX, Newegg and TigerDirect. System builders carrying the cards include AVA Direct, CyberpowerPC, iBuyPower, Origin PC and eight others listed here.
Amazon's dedicated product page reports that it will ship the redemption code seven to ten working days after the game is released and will provide instructions on how to use the code. The company also lists 81 cards that qualify for the free game including those from Asus, EVGA, Galaxy, Gigabyte, MSI, PNY and Zotac. As of this writing, prices range from $288.53 to a meaty $1,598.99.
For gamers with an Nvidia Shield or Shield Tablet and a Kepler-based GPU in their rig, they can stream Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to mobile devices thanks to Nvidia's Gamestream technology. Don't have a Shield device? You can still have fun streaming and recording your gameplay using Nvidia's Shadowplay feature.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will take place on Pandora's moon, meaning gamers will have to deal with low gravity. (That should be fun). This game will include oxygen-propelled jetpacks, new weapons, enemies, vehicles and moon environments. There will also be all-new character classes with "unique" skill trees.