Borderlands DLC drops Nov. 24 on PS3, 360

The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned arrives Thanksgiving week, will be "first in a series" of updates to Gearbox and 2K's "role-playing shooter"; PC date TBA.


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Just over two weeks after its existence was revealed, the first downloadable expansion for Borderlands has been dated. This morning, 2K Games and Gearbox Software announced that The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned will launch November 24 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for $9.99 or 800 Microsoft points. The companies did not date the expansion for the PC version of the game, which shipped one week after its console counterparts. "We will have information on the PC version at a later time," said a 2K rep.

According to Gearbox, 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. The new area will also be infested with were-skags, which are fearsome cousins of the aggressive scaled creatures that infest the planet Pandora, the game's setting.

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As previously announced, 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, according to Gearbox. The M-for-Mature-rated game was a hit with critics, despite some technical bugs, which the developer has begun patching.

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