First Borderlands DLC to drop this year

Increasingly, developers are announcing plans for downloadable content before their game is even released. The week after BioWare announced a day-one expansion for Dragon Age: Origins, Gearbox Software has detailed the first add-on for Borderlands. Called The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, the add-on...

Increasingly, developers are announcing plans for downloadable content before their game is even released. The week after BioWare announced a day-one expansion for Dragon Age: Origins, Gearbox Software has detailed the first add-on for Borderlands. Called The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, the add-on will be available later this year for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 for $9.99 (800 Microsoft points).

As advertised, The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned will feature undead opponents aplenty, accidentally created by the titular doctor (unrelated to Dr. Zed, one of the first characters people meet in the game). Players will join up with the semi-mad scientist to track down his creations, which are running amok in a new region the DLC adds to the game, Jakobs Cove.

Gearbox promises that The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned will be a "full-fledged expansion" and will be the first in a series of DLC add-ons to Borderlands. The M for Mature-rated "role-playing shooter" ships on October 20 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with the PC version arriving on October 26.

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pact4lyfe
pact4lyfe

head poppin fun fer everyone!

pact4lyfe
pact4lyfe

head poppin fun fer everyone!

ErkiB
ErkiB

Cant wait for the DLC release date...Also alternate costumes would be nice...

ErkiB
ErkiB

Cant wait for the DLC release date...Also alternate costumes would be nice...

hiccup87
hiccup87

I just hope they dont go all Mothership Zeta. Crossing fingers 4 level cap increase&new gun stuff

hiccup87
hiccup87

I just hope they dont go all Mothership Zeta. Crossing fingers 4 level cap increase&new gun stuff

shaddix55
shaddix55

Full fledged DLC makes me very happy to read that. With the way they delivered Borderlands, I cannot wait for this DLC!!!

shaddix55
shaddix55

Full fledged DLC makes me very happy to read that. With the way they delivered Borderlands, I cannot wait for this DLC!!!

Pokechapp
Pokechapp

@razorback187 I can't agree more. I think some companies should seriously consider doing DLC over disc based content. When I heard about the LIPS series doing a 40 song game I nearly cursed in front of a few small children. Honestly release DLC packs for that. But when a game like BL comes out and has so much content in it as is then DLC comes for it.... I am sold. Same with Fallout 3. I loved the DLC for Fallout and am sure if they add some new weapons or statistics to the randomized weapons I will be all about it.

Pokechapp
Pokechapp

@razorback187 I can't agree more. I think some companies should seriously consider doing DLC over disc based content. When I heard about the LIPS series doing a 40 song game I nearly cursed in front of a few small children. Honestly release DLC packs for that. But when a game like BL comes out and has so much content in it as is then DLC comes for it.... I am sold. Same with Fallout 3. I loved the DLC for Fallout and am sure if they add some new weapons or statistics to the randomized weapons I will be all about it.

xXSoViEt
xXSoViEt

i just hope they go all the way for these dlc and not get lazy like some of the fallout dlc's

xXSoViEt
xXSoViEt

i just hope they go all the way for these dlc and not get lazy like some of the fallout dlc's

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@razorback187 couldnt say it better. when people make a game, they are putting all of their effort into it, if you got paid to make a piece of crap, you can be rest assured it will not sell and the studio will close in a week. look at GRIN. they gave them everything in the world, and they made crappy games. you pay for what you get. if you want crappy games, go buy em. but people, just like developers want quality. fool

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@razorback187 couldnt say it better. when people make a game, they are putting all of their effort into it, if you got paid to make a piece of crap, you can be rest assured it will not sell and the studio will close in a week. look at GRIN. they gave them everything in the world, and they made crappy games. you pay for what you get. if you want crappy games, go buy em. but people, just like developers want quality. fool

fps_d0minat0r
fps_d0minat0r

its understood all new games will have people working on DLC before their even released. headline could have been "PC gets another game late" oh hang on........thats even more obvious =)

fps_d0minat0r
fps_d0minat0r

its understood all new games will have people working on DLC before their even released. headline could have been "PC gets another game late" oh hang on........thats even more obvious =)

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Hey, zombies are ideal shooting targets: slow, creepy, and human enough to have impact but monstrous enough so it doesn't raise any real moral issues. It's amazing the impact Resident Evil 4 has had on the business. Uncharted 2 is an amazing game, but it owes a massive debt to RE4, which everyone in the business clearly played as much as we did. More or less the perfect action game, and the blueprint for years to come. Even RE5 was just a decent imitation.

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Hey, zombies are ideal shooting targets: slow, creepy, and human enough to have impact but monstrous enough so it doesn't raise any real moral issues. It's amazing the impact Resident Evil 4 has had on the business. Uncharted 2 is an amazing game, but it owes a massive debt to RE4, which everyone in the business clearly played as much as we did. More or less the perfect action game, and the blueprint for years to come. Even RE5 was just a decent imitation.

atopp399
atopp399

How much do you want to bet if used game sales are eliminated in the future that new games will not get any cheaper?

atopp399
atopp399

How much do you want to bet if used game sales are eliminated in the future that new games will not get any cheaper?

razorback187
razorback187

If you don't like DLC don't pay for it. If you don't think the game is worth the price then don't buy it. Its that simple. Only an idiot would say something like "they should care more about the game than getting paid." Like everyone is supposed to make you fun games for free? Why, because you're so awesome you deserve it for nothing? Thats a childish and self-centered attitude.

razorback187
razorback187

If you don't like DLC don't pay for it. If you don't think the game is worth the price then don't buy it. Its that simple. Only an idiot would say something like "they should care more about the game than getting paid." Like everyone is supposed to make you fun games for free? Why, because you're so awesome you deserve it for nothing? Thats a childish and self-centered attitude.

Firebullet199
Firebullet199

Dragon Age origons DLC should be in the game not day one DLC. Borderlands mabye might be forgiven.

Firebullet199
Firebullet199

Dragon Age origons DLC should be in the game not day one DLC. Borderlands mabye might be forgiven.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

ill buy it eventually. im already getting borderlands on friday. it looks insane and promising. is it me or did the cell shading actually enhance the coolness of the game?

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

ill buy it eventually. im already getting borderlands on friday. it looks insane and promising. is it me or did the cell shading actually enhance the coolness of the game?

solidstein
solidstein

zombies are great enemies to fight sometimes there not smart and they are kinda creepy thats why you got the dumb enemies like zombies and you got your smart enemies but if u think about it there are only a certain abmount of types of enemies to face and zombies/mutants and then how do u classify zombies i say its anything that can infect u with there virus that is undead

solidstein
solidstein

zombies are great enemies to fight sometimes there not smart and they are kinda creepy thats why you got the dumb enemies like zombies and you got your smart enemies but if u think about it there are only a certain abmount of types of enemies to face and zombies/mutants and then how do u classify zombies i say its anything that can infect u with there virus that is undead

solidstein
solidstein

its a freaking business people that have to make money i can see if the wuality of the games were down then complain but there not if the DLC is like a expansion pack why didnt people complain about those

solidstein
solidstein

its a freaking business people that have to make money i can see if the wuality of the games were down then complain but there not if the DLC is like a expansion pack why didnt people complain about those

solidstein
solidstein

i disagree sometimes there are things cut out of games cuz they dont work right with the flow or what not and this is there way of showing us some love now i agree some people are nickel and diming us but look at gta4 those dlcs are basically games in its self or fall out 3 there like extra episodes i like dlc it extends the play of the games i like u dont have to buy the DLC so stop complaining

solidstein
solidstein

i disagree sometimes there are things cut out of games cuz they dont work right with the flow or what not and this is there way of showing us some love now i agree some people are nickel and diming us but look at gta4 those dlcs are basically games in its self or fall out 3 there like extra episodes i like dlc it extends the play of the games i like u dont have to buy the DLC so stop complaining

Buyableduck
Buyableduck

This isnt devs getting over confident its just them again saying, we're not going to give you the game we've made we're going to figgure out how much we can keep back and then get you to play later. They've already taken out the customiseable vehicles, it now being a total 1 car and 2 turrets with your choice of color, im guessing only because they plan to sell that as dlc aswell. Devs only want to see how much they can keep back to release later nowdays

Buyableduck
Buyableduck

This isnt devs getting over confident its just them again saying, we're not going to give you the game we've made we're going to figgure out how much we can keep back and then get you to play later. They've already taken out the customiseable vehicles, it now being a total 1 car and 2 turrets with your choice of color, im guessing only because they plan to sell that as dlc aswell. Devs only want to see how much they can keep back to release later nowdays

lionheartssj1
lionheartssj1

Makes me think that maybe all this DLC should have been in the game in the first place and we're getting nickled and dimed.

lionheartssj1
lionheartssj1

Makes me think that maybe all this DLC should have been in the game in the first place and we're getting nickled and dimed.

Perskesop
Perskesop

SWEEEET !!!! Just when i thought Borderlands is gonna be the craziest game of the year, they throw this at us, ZOMBIES !!! My life will be complete !

Perskesop
Perskesop

SWEEEET !!!! Just when i thought Borderlands is gonna be the craziest game of the year, they throw this at us, ZOMBIES !!! My life will be complete !

Nercis
Nercis

I love shooting zombies or zombielike creatures like the feral ghols in fallout 3 and they realy creeps me out :D

Nercis
Nercis

I love shooting zombies or zombielike creatures like the feral ghols in fallout 3 and they realy creeps me out :D

aChaChaCha
aChaChaCha

@Mr_Manga Yah i noticed too, its ironic, once the RE series casts away their ''zombie'' enemie for the ganados/majini it seems zombies are appearing in like every other game series. Maybe there just tryin to compensate :P

aChaChaCha
aChaChaCha

@Mr_Manga Yah i noticed too, its ironic, once the RE series casts away their ''zombie'' enemie for the ganados/majini it seems zombies are appearing in like every other game series. Maybe there just tryin to compensate :P