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Bethesda and 2K Games have teamed up for two special game bundles. BioShock Infinite and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will hit stores together in one package, as will Dishonored and Borderlands 2.
The announcement was made this morning through a love letter from Borderlands 2's Claptrap to Bethesda. Claptrap is apparently a big fan of Dishonored.
"Oh man like that part with Overseer Campbell I put a razor mine in his secret hideout and then stole the book off his belt and blinked in front of him so he could see me and I was just like "sup" and he want "what ahhhhh it's a sexy robot skeleton" and started running back to his hideout and I just sauntered to the level exit and right before I got there he reached his hideout and tripped the mine and I got the "that dude is dead" status message and I was like YESSSSSS," Claptrap says. You can read the full letter by clicking it in the gallery below.
Dishonored, as you might have gathered from that love note, is an assassination game. The player uses stealth, combat and gadgets in order to kill their targets. There are multiple solutions, violent and nonviolent, to each mission.
While Borderlands 2 is also a first-person action game with RPG elements, it's very different than Dishonored. Borderlands 2 is a four-player co-op shooter set on the alien world of Pandora. It's packed with humor and pop culture references - a sharp contrast to the dark and gritty Dishonored.
Skyrim and BioShock Infinite are just as dissimilar. Skyrim is an open-world RPG which lets you freely explore a snow-covered province filled with dungeons, ruins and villages. Infinite allows for some exploration but it's of the "oh hey, some ammo was hidden behind that stack of crates" variety. The game's a linear, story-driven shooter in which players fight their way through a city in the clouds using guns and magical powers.
Each game received extensive DLC after their launch. However, Bethesda confirmed to Joystiq that these bundles will only include the base games.
The upside to the lack of DLC is that these bundles are fairly cheap. Each costs $29.99. You probably won't find any of these individual games for cheaper than $20 so the bundle is a decent deal.
The Skyrim/Infinite bundle and Dishonored/Borderlands 2 bundle will both arrive on February 11th on the Xbox 360 and PS3. These packages will only be available at North American retailers.