Update: Oh goody; the game has been officially announced. It'll get a full unveiling at GamesCom this month, and is expected to arrive on store shelves on April 1, 2012. It's probably just a placeholder date, but that's okay. 🙂

Original Story:

If you were a fan of the first cel-shaded open-world shooter, you should be all over a sequel.

It has long since been rumored that developer Gearbox Software has been working on a sequel to Borderlands and now it's all but confirmed. According to a source close to Eurogamer , publisher 2K Games will soon reveal Borderlands 2 , which is evidently expected to release next year for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. In the past, Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford had told the press that his studio will indeed revisit the game in question:

"I can tell you that myself and everyone at Gearbox LOVES Borderlands and we have been absolutely thrilled at the reception it's gotten from our customers and the fact that it's sold over four million units now.

So you can see that we supported the game like mad with lots of great DLC and you can imagine that we're going to want to do a lot of things with Borderlands in the future. But we've only announced what we've announced. If we haven't announced it, it doesn't exist."

Yeah, we remember him saying that. He went on to say that a promise to customers shouldn't be made until the commitment exists to follow through on that promise. And we have no doubt that Borderlands 2 will arrive at some point next year; we just need the official announcement and we'll be good to go.

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friction
friction
9 years ago

It's about time they announce it lol, borderlnds is still my favorite game for the ps3.
And they're saying it's slated for april 1, 2012. 😀


Last edited by friction on 8/3/2011 10:33:52 AM

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
9 years ago

Yes, very excited!!! I absolutely loved Borderlands! I had so much fun playing it and all of the DLC that it became my 3rd platinum! Thanks Gearbox!

Miggy
Miggy
9 years ago

This is awesome. I put so many hours playing with my brothers. It never got old to us either. I even bought all the dlc for it lol.

Ignitus
Ignitus
9 years ago

Excellent! I'll be there day 1.

sunspider13
sunspider13
9 years ago

Coolness. I hope they keep the split screen co-op. I have all the dlc and I'm still laying it at least once a week lol.

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
9 years ago

I hope you use protection.

evilmunkie
evilmunkie
9 years ago

I wouldn't worry about it, from what I hear what you really need to take precautions with is Fallout New Vegas

sunspider13
sunspider13
9 years ago

Lol forgot the "p".

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

This game has had the best DLC packages I've played so far. They really did an excellent job supporting that game.
Yet another title to add to the 2012 shopping list!


Last edited by Beamboom on 8/3/2011 11:29:30 AM

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

@beambomm

better than fallout 3 goty dlc? you saying that it has the best dlc ever has made me very intereested in tnis game. unfortunately i never have played borderlands. i knew it was an unreal 3 powered game…the cel shading cartoon look kind of turned me off. i guess i kind of forgot about it.

however, all the praise i have seen for the game has made me reconsider. i respect my fellow gamers opinions and will definitely give borderlands a try.

i did not know borderlands sold 4 million copies. i would love to know how many ps3 versions were sold.


Last edited by Excelsior1 on 8/3/2011 12:30:31 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I had to pass due to the cel change as well.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Oh boy… Fallout 3 had some seriously good DLCs too…

Let me put it this way: There is a reason why almost every fan of Borderlands mention the DLCs in one way or another. They are *real* extensions to the game, and they are super solid.
They all come with new maps, new mobs, new stories, a decent length and each with their own distinct identity. Especially "The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned" is like an entirely new game. That one is a "must see".

But they are all very much Borderlands all the way. And, well, Borderlands is not for everyone. It's not exactly deep, to put it that way. I dare not to unconditionally recommend it.
But *if* you like the main game you *will* love the DLCs, and you *will* say "Now THAT's how I want my DLCs!". Cause man, they really are good.


Last edited by Beamboom on 8/3/2011 2:26:51 PM

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

The cell-shaded visuals is one of the reasons it's so unique!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

After following the development cycle I'm convinced they switched to cel because they simply couldn't handle the previous attempt at looking good in a more authentic way (it did start out realistic).

Still though, I didn't know there was a zombie DLC, anything Zombie has me interested. We have no good zombie games yet on PS3 even though there are plenty of games with Zombie additions. Dead Island soon baby.

sunspider13
sunspider13
9 years ago

Yeah World. If you get a headshot on a zombie out pops a brain. You collect them for one of the quests.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

If you guys(or gals) haven't gotten the 1st Borderlands yet but want it, make sure to get the GOTY Edition so you'll get all those extra DLC packs included with it.

nogoat23
nogoat23
9 years ago

April 1st? I would never announce anything important on April Fools. No one would believe you.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

It wouldn't be an announcement. It would be a launch date.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

lol, burned

nogoat23
nogoat23
9 years ago

Haha, if you want to get technical.

Update: I would never announce that I'm doing anything important on April first.

Riku994
Riku994
9 years ago

This news made my day. Nothing will bring me down.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

=)

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Can't nobody take my price, can't nobody hold me down, oh no. I got to keep on movin'

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

*pride

Carlight
Carlight
9 years ago

Oh he'll yeah I'll be getting this one when it comes out:)>

Frenchy17
Frenchy17
9 years ago

YES day 1 for me!!!

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

I'm SUPER excited to see where they take this series. It has a lot of potential.

I hope they add more personality to the characters, more customization (armor slots), and a story that's worth telling.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

A *lot* of potential. I think the characters had personality aplenty, but agree that the story were really weak. And yeah, I *really* hope they add armor this time around, just imagine the crazy armor loot! 😀

And more abilities! And classes! And shield mods! And grenade mods! And… Uhm… more of EVERYTHING! 😀


Last edited by Beamboom on 8/3/2011 2:36:10 PM

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

I meant the characters you got to play as, which had none at all.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Ahhh then I agree. You yourself is pretty anonymous during the game, yeah. True. Especially compared to those *crazy* people you meet ingame. 😀

I think the classes were good though. All with cool abilities.


Last edited by Beamboom on 8/3/2011 2:44:03 PM

sunspider13
sunspider13
9 years ago

I wouldn't mind if you were able to import your character from the first game. That would be nice. More than likely won't happen but I can dream.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
9 years ago

Still play the first one online so I'll definitely be picking the new one up as well. Nice to finally hear some news about other then the news teaser about a year ago.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Never played BL but I hear it sold really well. Sounds like they might be pretty far along on this, which explains why they didn't actually do anything to 3D Realm's build of Duke Nukem Forever.

Okay boyos, when you've had your cel-shaded fun please fix Duke and then you TOO can rotate two awesome franchises like everybody else does!

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Does Duke have you chained in his basement, forcing you to type from his computer??? =P


Last edited by Claire C on 8/3/2011 2:22:38 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

No, but we do have beers together. I gotta promote the Duke at every Gearbox mention, gotta support the team. Duke is the only hope we have to combating obscenely popular military FPS games with plain old obscene FPS games. I can't allow his death or the military industrial video game complex of game culture terrorists will win!

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Why not support a crazy shooter-rpg hybrid while you're at it? This just in: it's not military either. 😉

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Seems like a multiplayer centric game.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

I wouldn't know. Put at least 35+hrs into it but never went online.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

I'd call this a mp-centric game in roughly the same way as Saints Row is mp-centric: Both games are excellent coop games, in fact some of the best coop games released so far, but can easily be enjoyed alone as well.
My main problem with Borderlands is that it is too easy. It's annoyingly easy imo.


Last edited by Beamboom on 8/4/2011 6:13:13 AM

Deathb4Dishonor
Deathb4Dishonor
9 years ago

It's funny… I just finished borderlands a few hours ago and now i hear part 2 is coming out… This is awesome… I can't wait for it

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

BTW, does Borderlands on PC have mods?

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
9 years ago

I know one for sure that supposedly adds powerful ambient occlusion and bloom effects, but I'm sure there are more out there. The problem is that a SDK or content tools of any kind have not been released as of yet so only the truly hardcore modders are the only ones making any currently 🙁 But the devs still haven't ruled out releasing the tools at some point.

djbool
djbool
9 years ago

YES!!! This is amazing.

Nickjcal
Nickjcal
9 years ago

I like how I just JUST posted in Bens article about sequels as this being one of them and BAM! there you have it Borderlands 2 coming 2012. Lol I must be able to see into the future.. Red Dead 2 coming up next haha

PSTan
PSTan
9 years ago

If they add four player split screen co op, my head would explode. I'm already excited enough as it is.

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

So… How good was the original?

Riku994
Riku994
9 years ago

It was pretty amazing, coming from someone who doesnt like shooters.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
9 years ago

Depends on who you talk to. In my experience people either loved it or detested it with a passion. But then again they loved CoD so what does that tell you lol. Personally I loved Borderlands and still play it somewhat regularly. I've beaten it with two of the characters and working on the third now.

Codeez
Codeez
9 years ago

Someone slap me, I think I'm dreaming! Does anyone here still play Borderlands?

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
9 years ago

Yep