After months of speculation, 2K Games has announced that Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is coming to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The enhanced compilation is currently slated to launch on March 24 in North America, and March 27 in Europe.
While not quite the new entry most fans expected, The Handsome Collection will bring both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! to current-gen consoles for the first time. Every piece of downloadable content for both titles, including the not-yet released content for The Pre-Sequel!, will also be included.
Besides receiving a fresh coat of paint, the HD ports will also feature 4-player local splitscreen multiplayer on both consoles. While not a huge addition, considering the fact that the franchise is already an online juggernaut, the feature has long been requested by gamers.
The collection will carry a cost of $59.99 when it launches in late March, but 2K Games also announced a special bundle for the bigger fans of the series. Limited to a run of 5,000 units, the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition is a $400 collection for the most die-hard of gamers. Besides including the base game, the set will come packed with a remote-controlled Claptrap and 12 lithographs.
We all knew this was coming, so let’s not act like this HD compilation is a huge surprise or anything. It’s the main reason why I imagine that most fans of the franchise skipped out on the Pre-Sequel! when it launched last year. I’m personally looking forward to jumping back into the world of Pandora when this set launches, but I understand that some people may be disappointed that 2K Games didn’t announce a brand new entry.
We will continue to have coverage of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection in the lead-up to its March release, so stay tuned!