Borderlands 2 Is Official. Borderlands 2 Is Coming.

Borderlands 2 Is Official. Borderlands 2 Is Coming.

Post-apocalyptic shooter Borderlands is getting a sequel. It’s called Borderlands 2.

Currently in development, the title is being created by Gearbox Software, who developed the first title (above). Like the previous title, the game is slated for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

“Combining invention and evolution, Borderlands 2 features all-new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story,” said publisher 2K Games in an official statement. “Players will reveal secrets, and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe as they adventure across the unexplored new areas of Pandora.”

Borderlands 2 is scheduled to be released between April 2012 and spring 2013. More information about the game can be found in the latest issue of Game Informer.


  • “More information about the game can be found in the latest issue of Game Informer.”

    KotakuUS; more of an RSS feed than an actual news site.

    • Actually GameInformer often manages to land exclusives that other news sources are bound by contract not to reveal or haven’t been given yet

    • So true. Makes you wonder why the AU sites (including Gizmodo and Lifehacker) even bother to keep the names any more, they’re so far removed from the crap that the US names carry with them.

  • While I was only saying I wish they would hurry up and announce a sequel, not exactly excited to hear ive got to wait over a year to see it, possibly 2..

    Ill move along and wait for Torchlight 2 to fill that itch instead for now.

  • Sweet, I loved Borderlands and this gives me something much more interesting to look forward to since I’m definitely not looking towards the new Brothers in Arms.

  • New characters in an old environment? I was kind of hoping for old characters in a new environment. By that I mean instead of playing some new people wandering around Pandora I was hoping that they’d have the same group of vault hunters (though enhanced with new abilities, etc) going to a different planet. An exciting new world like Eden-6.

    **Minor Spoiler**
    I mean, it’d make sense given the bit with Marcus at the end of the Claptrap DLC. He said Hyperion asked him to take the players to bigger better planets. I want bigger and better planets. Ones that aren’t the same type of generic wasteland ecosystem as the first game.
    **End spoiler**

    • What do you mean? Spamming tentacles and having absolutely no strategy only to get rewarded by crap gear and no epilogue wasn’t epic enough for you?


  • The last ending was so bad I’m not entirely sure it wasn’t just a joke. Thankfully, the DLC was awesome.

    More skills, more defined weapon choices, more possibilities for attacking environments(think crysis, with the same mission but many angles of approach) and they’ll be well on the way to game of the year, imo.

    Hope they release modding this time, though; seems like the type of game that would work well with new content to explore, with the same character. Obviously they DLC would sell crazy amounts, but they can’t be expected to do as much as the community at large can.

  • Hopefully they remember to fix the unreal engines appalling widescreen FOV issues.

    Nay I demand it as a duty of care / health and safety issue.

  • Just seeing a few comments complaining about the end of the first game. I don’t see what’s so bad about it. I’ve heard some people say that it didn’t make sense with the story, but they obviously just paid no attention at all.

    • It made sense, it was just incredibly anti-climactic. And as the game was meant to be played a number of times, the loot you get for finishing the game (at least the 3 or so times I played) was garbage, it’s only use was in being sold for cash, but by the end of the game you have more cash than you know what to do with. Then the game just ends. It was one step above a text-screen saying “thanks for playing”.

  • Anthony Burch, from Hey Ash Watcha Playin’ confirmed that he’s been writing for this as soon they announced the game. If what he’s been saying in the HAWPcast is anything to go by, he’s really making sure that the story for this game is going to be fantastic.

  • Borderlands’ had a weak as hell plot, but the game was fun and funny. The DLC was very well done, too.

    Sometimes, a lighthearted game that doesn’t take itself seriously is a much more enjoyable thing than Mr. Scowlyface-Military-Man’s Heartrending Tale Of Redemption And Sacrifice, Volume 26.

    I probably won’t buy a Borderlands 2, since Borderlands 1 was a ‘good but not fantastic’ game for me. However, I hope Gearbox meet with success.

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