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Shippin' Out Apr. 4-10: Borderlands Add-On Pack

Retail combo of Gearbox shooter's Dr. Ned and Underdome Riot DLC leads an anemic week of new releases.


With many publishers' fiscal years ending on March 31, it's not entirely surprising to see a bit of a release schedule letdown to start April. That said, the letdown is more like a meltdown this year, as the week of April 4 is one of the lightest in recent memory, in terms of new retail releases.

Sorry, PS3 Borderlands players. There's no retail add-on pack coming for Sony's system.
Sorry, PS3 Borderlands players. There's no retail add-on pack coming for Sony's system.

Even the biggest retail release of the week, the Borderlands: Double Game Add-On Pack, is just a sampling of already available downloadable content for the Xbox 360 and PC. Take-Two's brick-and-mortar Borderlands expansion will sell for $20 and includes all the content from The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned and Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, the first two DLC packs. The package will not include February's Secret Armory of General Knoxx.

The only other high-profile debut for the week will be downloadable only, as Electronic Arts is set to launch the Kasumi - Stolen Memory add-on for the Xbox 360 and PC editions of Mass Effect 2. As detailed in GameSpot's first look at the add-on pack from this year's Game Developers Conference, the pack's primary draw is the addition of the titular new character, Kasumi Goto.

Described as a master thief, Kasumi comes with her own loyalty mission in which players aid her in stealthily retrieving information from the criminal mastermind Donovan Hock. The Kasumi - Stolen Memory pack also includes a new research upgrade and introduces the flashbang grenade, which temporarily blinds enemies.

For further details on the week's games, visit GameSpot's New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later in the week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.

April 4, 2010
No new releases announced.

April 5, 2010
No new releases announced.

April 6, 2010
Borderlands: Double Game Add-On Pack--X360, PC--Take-Two Interactive
Squishy Tank--DS--Natsume
Mass Effect 2: Kasumi - Stolen Memory--X360--EA

April 7, 2010
No new releases announced.

April 8, 2010
Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West--PC--Paradox Interactive

April 9, 2010
No new releases announced.

April 10, 2010
No new releases announced.

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