Borderlands 2 confirmed

2K Games and Gearbox acknowledge postapocalyptic shooter sequel in development, planned for release in fiscal year beginning April 2012.

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Yesterday, Eurogamer cited a source close to Borderlands 2 for news that the game was in fact in development, with an announcement "soon." That "soon" may as well have been "imminent," as 2K Games and Gearbox today confirmed Borderlands 2 is in the works for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

It's good to know that Breathe Right strips will survive the coming apocalypse.

Set for release during Take-Two Interactive's next fiscal year (April 2012 through March 2013), Borderlands 2 will have new versions of just about everything: character classes, enemies, weapons, equipment, skills, and sections of Pandora to explore. 2K is also touting "an ambitiously crafted story," though the only thing more specific offered was that it will involve secrets being revealed and mysteries being escalated.

More specifics about Borderlands 2 should be revealed soon, with "soon" meaning at Gamescom in Cologne August 17-21, and Penny Arcade Expo, which runs August 26-28 in Seattle, Washington.

For more on the original Borderlands, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

197 comments
mtait01
mtait01

YES!!!! I am a little behind and just finished the 1st.. loved it!

Starbound571
Starbound571

Nice, very nice news. I loved Borderlands, but when the cheaters (Modded guns/shields in particular) came about in the game, it completely destroyed the co-op experience for me. That wasn't the only thing though - there were issues with transitioning between areas, doing certain quests unless everyone was present, and a host of other problems. (Mainly getting all four players on the same page and actually working together. It would appear if they weren't on your friends list, they just felt you were a placeholder.) Sad to say I traded it in, but Borderlands 2 gives me hope they'll fix all this, or at least make it so there's no repeat of any of it.

Red_lath
Red_lath

WWWWWAAAAAAAHHHHHHH WAAHHHHHHH, Brick quote Awesome

jedediahpelland
jedediahpelland

F#$*ING AWESOME!! Been waiting for this, if any game deserves a sequal its this one. Cant tell ya how many hours I spent on Borderlands playing CO-OP with my buddy.

TheStatic101
TheStatic101

f*ck call of duty, borderlands is for real gamers. If you don't play borderlands, go cry to your mom! LOL

rohanthedreamer
rohanthedreamer

One of my all time fav game is gonna have a sequel?? Thats good....me like it..

rohanthedreamer
rohanthedreamer

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Edge15
Edge15

I really wonder what the plot will be in this one... The last plot was good, with good DLC. They keep it up and I'll have to buy this game...

Vambran
Vambran

Yeah good game. But the single player was lacking with the exception of some DLC.

it009x9281
it009x9281

Would have to agree with abandonedfish i had to buy the dlc twice:(

AbandonedFish
AbandonedFish

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AbandonedFish
AbandonedFish

Let's hope they deal with the DLC issue. It wasn't available for retail buyers in south-east asia :(

kokonut1971
kokonut1971

one of the best game of all time in my opinion, nothing quite like it! i cant wait...i just hope it does not turn out to be another type of dragon age 2 disapointment fiasco that is... peace!

icetone
icetone

YESSSSS but I really do hope they allow you to costumize your character or even make your own character then rather having to choose from only four playable chracters

JSusie
JSusie

I'm a little scared, after the Duke Nukem Forever fiasco.

calvinsora
calvinsora

That's good. Borderlands was one of those few FPSs I found genuinely endearing, so if they improve some of the niggles of the original, this could be amazing.

CalienteBurito
CalienteBurito

One of the best free roam games on PC. Hope they keep it up!

davetbeau
davetbeau

One of the best free roam games on PS3. Hope they keep it up!

QOSMSTR
QOSMSTR

One of the best free roam games on 360. Hope they keep it up!

kill-me
kill-me

Great news!! I hope it will have split-screen...

PhilRiker
PhilRiker

Reskin the game and redo the dialogue for the quests and add 1 or 2 new features and you got ur sequel. Realistically thats wat going to happen, I mean they just finished releasing content last Aug with Clap traps xpac.

sobey01
sobey01

If they cange only one thing, please, please, please for the Xbox and PS3 versions let players switch the meele and crouch buttons for the default controller layouts.

God_Emporer
God_Emporer

There is plenty of plot, unless you blindly go from one Nav point to another, which is what I know many gamers do.

Hm1911
Hm1911

@Tekcor Still the plot and action are extremely weak that you become uninterested with what will happen next

Marky360
Marky360

This is good news the first is great especially with co-op sadly most of my friends don't own it anyone who wants to play co-op add me on PSN my name is the same as my Gamespot profile.

Tekcor
Tekcor

@Hm1911 Pay attention to the cutscenes and ECHO recorders next time. There is lots of plot. Not going to give away spoilers though.

mr_gibberish
mr_gibberish

I heard someone say they thought Gear Box was forced to announce this news sooner to help mask the troubles they got themselves into because of Duke Nukem. However, I think people who blame Gear Box for Duke were stupid as Gear Box just came in at the last moment to clean things up and to go on the PR campaign!

Hm1911
Hm1911

I hope they improve the storytelling. The first game lack a plot, and I hated this

TheRealUser101
TheRealUser101

The original had over 17 million different variations of weapons, so let's hope they double that :)

dicegamer
dicegamer

all i have to say is epic game is epic DLC i hear was on point and borderlands 2 will very very very super epic 2k games is the next big thing in my book

CovertChris
CovertChris

I can just imagine the possibilities. Dual wielding. Even more guns. New abilities and maybe even some new characters/classes to play as.

CHasingTheSun
CHasingTheSun

Can't wait, Borderlands was a creative leap that paid off.

Crash_WL
Crash_WL

Woot, at last we got a release window :D

ChaosJedi666
ChaosJedi666

YAY! I loved the first game, the DLC was epic! Here's hoping that they keep the game lengthy, and with similar graphics as the last one. I will be gutted if Claptrap is not in it though

Rovelius
Rovelius

What part of "Confirmed" does GameSpot needs clarification on to add the game to their database?

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

haven't played the first, but have heard great things...i will keep a close eye on this one

armedvigilante
armedvigilante

why are they making so many good games -_- well looks like the new assassins creed is coming of my list to make room for this

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

So I guess I can say goodbye to Brothers in Arms: Bastogne then :(

Blastalot5
Blastalot5

I wasn't impressed enough with the finale of the first one to want to do a second. Also the missions need more variety.

Freynow
Freynow

Great, I was expecting to hear this! :)

rhymesmatter
rhymesmatter

Anything can haaaapeeeeeen (and it does) In the Borderlaaaands! BRING IT ON!

xXxIRyanxXx
xXxIRyanxXx

Great i already want 4 games next year and 2011 isnt even over yet. Cant wait for actual gameplay or trailers.