Borderlands 2: Game Of The Year Edition Gets Some Details

By Ryan Winslett 2013-10-11 16:00:14 discussion comments
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Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition will soon be available, meaning it’s time to take one final look at all of the shiny goodies that will come packed in with this discounted, fully juiced-up version of the game. Spoiler alert: All of the things!

The fine folks at Gearbox Software know the value of a good deal which is exactly why today’s announcement concerning the newest version of Borderlands 2: GOTYE cuts straight to where it counts: Your wallet. In short, this souped-up version of the game will feature more than $100 worth of content, magically crammed into a package setting consumers back just $59.99. That’s (does the math in head, is unsatisfied with the results and therefor throws out the first number to come to mind) almost 50 percent off, folks!

Okay, so now we know that Borderlands 2: GOTYE offers some decent savings, what, exactly, does that $59.99 get you? I’m glad you asked, inquisitive reader. The answer is “basically all of the DLC that has come out for the game so far.”

Along with the hefty campaign itself, featuring a massive world, a kajillion guns and four-player co-op, the Game of the Year Edition also includes the four content add-ons (Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt and Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep). That’s a boatload of new missions and stories for players to dig through, as well as new gear, hilarious new characters and more.

This new version of the game also includes the new characters Gaige (Mechromancer) and Krieg (Psycho), as well as a level cap increase, new battle arenas, heads, skins, golden keys and more. So, yeah, this Borderlands 2 package will keep you busy for quite a few hours.

In the game proper, players take on the role of vault hunters, looking for treasure and fighting to stop a wisecracking warlord known as Handsome Jack on the rough and tumble planet of Pandora. There, you’ll meet all sorts of colorful characters, kill all sorts of colorful bandits and alien life forms, and swap bullets with pretty much anything that moves.

“Players will fight across the whole of Pandora to stop Jack from awakening an ancient alien evil known only as ‘The Warrior,’” reads a press release from Gearbox. “Their quest will bring them into contact with some familiar faces from the old game, most notably the original four Vault Hunters, Roland, Lilith, Brick and Mordecai. They, along with some brand new characters, will help players defeat Jack, destroy the Warrior and save Pandora.”

If all of that sounds like a rootin’-tootin’-shootin’ good time, then look for Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition to hit physical and virtual store shelves soon.


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