With Dragon Age: Origins pushed into November and Alpha Protocol delayed until 2010, Borderlands is now October's sole North American-developed role-playing game. Luckily, following the slight postponement of its PC version, there will be no more chances for any version of the 2K Games-published title to be delayed.
This afternoon, developer Gearbox Software informed GameSpot that Borderlands has gone gold and is manufacturing for its October 20 launch on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for $59.99. The Windows edition of the M for Mature-rated game will trail by one week, arriving on October 26 for $49.99. The latter version will also be available for download from a variety of online stores, including--despite some controversial comments by Gearbox head Randy Pitchford--Valve Software's Steam service.
Described as a "role-playing shooter" by Gearbox, Borderlands is a sci-fi action RPG that combines driving and on-foot action. Much like Black Isle Studios' original Fallout games, Borderlands infuses its bleak setting with twisted humor, following a group of treasure hunters who scour the ruins of a collapsed civilization in search of fortune and guns--many, many guns. The game boasts a massive array of unique, collectible weapons that number over a half-million in total.
For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Borderlands.