NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2K and Gearbox Software announced today that Borderlands®: The Handsome Collection™, is now available in North America for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, bringing the critically-acclaimed series to next-gen consoles for the first time. The Handsome Collection will be available internationally on March 27, 2015.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection bundles Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and all downloadable content for both titles* including the all-new add-on pack for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Claptastic Voyage and Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2. The Handsome Collection is currently over $100 of value on prior gen consoles, but now with the high performance and graphical fidelity of next-gen consoles for $59.99. This value packed collection also features four-player split screen, a franchise first, allowing four friends to play together on a single screen as well as cross save functionality, giving veteran Vault Hunters the ability to transfer their saves** and bring their leveled up characters from their prior gen console to next-gen.
“The Borderlands franchise continues to be successful, selling-in nearly 23 million units worldwide to date,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “New players can experience the complete story of Handsome Jack’s rise and fall in one package, while fans of the franchise can bring their Vault Hunters with them to the next-gen consoles and pick up right where they left off.”
Also available starting today are Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Claptastic Voyage and Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2. In this campaign add-on, Handsome Jack has found something ludicrously powerful inside Claptrap’s mind and digitizes the Vault Hunters to go in and retrieve it. In Claptastic Voyage, players will visit all-new locations, make new friends, loot never before seen weapons and more. The Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 is also included and raises the level cap to 70, giving each playable character 10 new levels, with 10 new skill points to earn.
The Claptastic Voyage and Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 is the fourth add-on pack for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and is the final pack included in the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass. All four add-on content packs in the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass are also available individually for $9.99. Like all Season Pass add-on content for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Claptastic Voyage and Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 will be included in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.
The Handsome Collection is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information, please visit the official Borderlands web site, follow @borderlands on twitter, become a fan of Borderlands on Facebook, and subscribe to the Borderlands channel on YouTube.
About Borderlands 2
Developed by Gearbox Software, Borderlands 2 has sold-in over 11 million units worldwide, won more than 55 editorial awards and is the critically acclaimed sequel to the breakout original that invented a new genre, the FPS/RPG hybrid known as “shooter-looter.” Borderlands 2 features genre defining characters and skill trees, diverse environments, missions and enemies, as well as weapons and equipment with more personality than ever before. Four friends can team up online or split-screen to journey through the huge open world of Pandora to take down the notorious Handsome Jack and his corrupt Hyperion Corporation and experience the iconic story that takes place after the events of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
About Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is the latest entry in the critically acclaimed Borderlands franchise that was co-developed by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel continues the franchise’s tradition of industry-leading co-op, allowing up to four players to experience the signature low-gravity, shoot ‘n’ loot gameplay on Pandora’s moon. Featuring four distinct playable character classes armed with powerful laser and icy Cryo weapons, players will battle against an array of fearsome enemies. Taking place before the events of Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a great introduction into the franchise, while showcasing Handsome Jack’s transformation into the ruthless tyrant fans loved to hate in Borderlands 2.
*Includes all available downloadable content for Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as of March 24, 2015. Xbox Live or PlayStation®Network account as well as Internet connection is required to download certain add-on content at no additional cost.
**Cross-save functionality must be between same console family. e.g., Xbox 360 to Xbox One or PlayStation®3 system to PlayStation®4 system.
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Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. Our products are designed for console systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.
Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, 2K Marin, 2K Czech, 2K Australia, Cat Daddy Games and 2K China. 2K’s stable of high quality titles includes the critically acclaimed BioShock®, Borderlands™ and XCOM® franchises, the beloved Sid Meier’s Civilization series, the popular WWE 2K franchise and NBA 2K, the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise***. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2K.com.
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