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Ever wanted to hold 8 bazillion guns in the palm of your hands? Well, with Borderlands 2 on the PlayStation Vita, that’s exactly what you can do…Sort of. Anyway, come May 6, the console shooter is being smooshed down to fit on Sony’s portable gaming apparatus and will be available as a bundle for about 200 bucks.
This is a double barrel of news, as it turns out, as the Vita being packaged with Borderlands 2 is actually the new slim model, releasing for the first time in the US alongside Gearbox Software’s shoot-a-thon. You can expect a slimmer, lighter build, an LCD screen, one gig of on-board memory and a longer-lasting battery. Along with the game, the bundle will also include an 8GB memory card for your Vita though, if I’m being honest, I’d recommend you go ahead and splurge on a 32GB card ASAP. Those things don’t last nearly as long as you might think, given the fact that some games are upwards of five gigs all by themselves.
We can go ahead and add a third barrel to that shotgun of news (appropriate, considering the games in question here) as we also announced this morning that Gearbox has pulled back the curtain on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, which takes place between the original two games in the series. You can check out today’s earlier post for those details, then come right back here for more info on what the Borderlands 2/Vita bundle will offer. Go ahead, we’ll wait.
Back? Good! Moving right along. According to the official announcement, the fastest way to get your hands on the game, and the new Vita, is to pick up the Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle on May 6 for $199.99. Otherwise, you’ll need to wait a bit longer to get the game, which will arrive on the PlayStation Store and in retailers a week later on May 13.
As for what version of the game you’ll be getting, SCEA Director of Third Party Production, Gio Corsi, said the team has been “working hard to jam pack the endless looting and mayhem of Borderlands 2 into the palm of your hands.”
“When you pick up Borderlands 2 on PS Vita, you’ll also get six add-on packs,” he continued. “Extend your experience with Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, the Psycho and Mechromancer character classes, as well as the Ultimate Vault Hunter’s Upgrade Pack and the Collector’s Edition pack.”
Killzone: Marcenary proved last fall that an FPS can be done oh-so-right on the PlayStation Vita so long as the right amount of care and attention to detail is poured into it. Here’s hoping Gearbox has nailed that formula, too, with Borderlands 2.