Borderlands golden

Gearbox has sent its cheeky sci-fi "role-playing shooter" to industrial wasteland for manufacturing; Oct. 20 PS3/360 launch, Oct. 26 PC release locked down.

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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.

There's gold in them thar Borderlands.
There's gold in them thar Borderlands.

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.

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