Just yesterday my colleague Edward V told me once again of the rumors that 2K were going to announce Borderlands 2, and now we have a full press release confirming that the game is indeed coming to a console near you in 2012.
2K Games and Gearbox Software announced today that the sequel to the
extravasplosive breakout hit, Borderlands(TM), is currently
in development at world-renowned developer Gearbox Software. Coming to
the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft,
PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system 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. Players
will reveal secrets, and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands
universe as they adventure across the unexplored new areas of Pandora.
Gearbox software are once again taking the lead on development, and apparently fans will be getting a first peak of it at Gamescom 2011 which runs from August 17 – August 21. The game will also be on show at Pax Prime. I’m excited by the news as I’ve recently picked up the game and started to play once more. We will reveal more on Borderlands 2 as the news comes in.