Borderlands 2 special editions unveiled

Ultimate Loot Chest and $100 Deluxe Vault Hunters editions dropping this September; first DLC adds "mechromancer" class, free for preorders.

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Borderlands 2 will boast two tiers of premium editions, developer Gearbox Software revealed during a presentation at PAX East this weekend. As reported by Kotaku, the $100 Deluxe Vault Hunters Edition will include a Marcus Kincaid bobblehead, and the Ultimate Loot Chest Edition will come with unnamed goodies.

Borderlands 2 will have two special editions, but they remain largely mysterious.

A price for the Ultimate Loot Chest Edition was not announced. The full list of premiums for both versions will be announced at a later date, Gearbox said.

On top of revealing the premium editions of Borderlands 2, Gearbox announced the game's first downloadable content. The "mechromancer" class will be free for all who preorder the game and will be available for everyone at the same time (preorder or not) when the content arrives sometime after launch. A price for the DLC was not provided.

Borderlands 2 is the sequel to 2009's lauded original stylized shooter. It is due out for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on September 18 in North America, with an international release following on September 21.

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