Update: It’s been announced that the game will be out sometime within 2K‘s fiscal year 2013, which means it should arrive sometime after April 2012.
Borderlands fanatics rejoice! 2K Games have officially confirmed that Gearbox Software is hard at work on Borderlands 2, which is set for release in 2012.
Other than the fact that it will be available for target practice on the PS3, 360 and PC, we don’t know very much. However, there’s a professional press release below for your perusal. It contains some interesting news about how fans will get a look at the next installment in the open-world role-playing/shooter hybrid later this month at PAX Prime in Seattle.
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.
2K Games and Gearbox Software are taking this show on the road, and fans and media will be able to get their first look at the game at Gamescom 2011 from August 17 – August 21, and at PAX Prime (Booth #3417) from August 26 – August 28. Eager gamers can learn more about Borderlands 2 right now by picking up the latest issue of Game Informer Magazine, which has the worldwide exclusive cover story on the title.
Readers will find many game details inside the issue, including the first reveal of one of the several new character classes being
introduced in Borderlands 2.
Sounds like the rumors were true. Colour me happy. I can’t wait to return to the world of Borderlands. The first game was exceptional and I’m sure the sequel will be just as good, if not better.