This morning, 2K Games sent out a press release to announce the existence of its Borderlands 2 Season Pass. Given the current state of the gaming industry, and all of the nearly-identical passes we’ve seen in the last couple of years, the news didn’t come as a surprise. However, fans of the franchise should be happy to hear of its existence and the monetary savings that it will offer.
By purchasing the $30 pass through a lump sum transaction, gamers will gain access to the first-person shooter/RPG hybrid’s four confirmed downloadable expansions when they become available. Since each one will retail for $9.99 (800 Microsoft Points), each subscriber will be looking at approximately ten dollars in savings, which isn’t anything to scoff at. It’s essentially a buy three, get one free deal.
The Borderlands 2 Season Pass will become available for download on September 18, which is the game’s much-anticipated release date. Although none of the available add-ons will be available for download at that time, the publisher has stated that all four packs are “scheduled to be available by June 2013”.
2K Games Announces Borderlands®2 Season Pass for Upcoming Add-On Content
Season Pass to include four diverse, engrossing campaigns
New York, NY – August 30, 2012 – 2K Games and Gearbox Software announced today that Borderlands®2 will offer four brand new add-on content campaigns following the release of Borderlands 2 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. These four add-on content campaigns will each feature several hours of gameplay and introduce new adventures, allies, enemies and environments. They will retail individually for $9.99 (PlayStation®Network) / 800 MS Points (Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network) / $9.99 (PC). The Borderlands 2 Season Pass will grant access to all four of these add-on content campaigns as they become commercially available. The Borderlands 2 Season Pass will be available for purchase when Borderlands 2 is available on September 18, 2012.
The Borderlands 2 Season Pass includes $39.96 of add-on content and will be available for $29.99 (PlayStation®Network) / 2400 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE) / $29.99 (PC). Once purchased, the Borderlands 2 Season Pass enables gamers to download all of the announced add-on content campaigns for free as they become available on the PlayStation®Network, Xbox LIVE and PC. All four add-on content campaigns are scheduled to be available by June 2013.
Gamers who pre-order Borderlands 2 from participating retailers will gain access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club, allowing them to download the Gearbox Gun Pack, a Golden Key, the Vault Hunter’s Relic and an all-new fifth character class, the Mechromancer. The Gearbox Gun Pack is a collection of unique guns to help players begin their journey on Pandora. The Golden Key is used to unlock a rare in-game item in the mysterious Golden Loot Chest found in the town of Sanctuary. The Vault Hunter’s Relic is an in-game item that boosts players’ gear-hunting fortune while playing solo or teaming up with friends. The Mechromancer character class will be available following the launch of Borderlands 2 once development of the character is complete. For those who do not pre-order Borderlands 2, the Mechromancer will be available for purchase at a later date. The Mechromancer character class and other preorder items are not included in the Borderlands 2 Season Pass. To pre-order Borderlands 2 please visit www.borderlands2.com/preorder.
Borderlands 2 will be available in North America on September 18, 2012, and internationally on September 21, 2012. Borderlands 2 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on Borderlands 2 please visit http://www.borderlands2.com.
* Xbox LIVE, PlayStation®Network or Steam account and Internet connection required. Copy of Borderlands 2 required for play.
2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
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