2K Announces New Mayhem for Borderlands® 2
Additional downloadable content coming to Pandora, including highly-anticipated second level cap increase
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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–2K and Gearbox Software today announced that more downloadable content will be available for the award-winning Borderlands® 2 on all platforms worldwide* beginning this fall. The Borderlands 2 Season Pass is now complete, but more badass content is headed to Pandora with a second level cap increase, epic boss battles, and all-new head and skin sets.
This fall, players can cause more mayhem on Pandora with the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge, which raises the level cap from 61 to 72 for all six playable characters and will be available soon for $4.99 (400 Microsoft Points).
For the first time, new, uniquely-themed boss fights with additional bonus content will be available for individual purchase beginning this fall and continuing into 2014. Each pack will offer players a new quest leading to a boss fight and, once the player is victorious, in addition to a loot drop, a unique head and skin set for each playable character will unlock.
Additionally, new head and skin sets will be available for $0.99 (80 Microsoft Points) each, making all six of the playable Borderlands 2 characters more customizable than ever before.
“Ever since the completion of the Season Pass, gamers have been clamoring for moreBorderlands 2 content,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Starting this fall, fans will get a surge of new content further expanding the world of Pandora; giving players more reasons to stay engaged in the action-packed world of Borderlands 2.”
“The development team at Gearbox Software is very proud of the content included in theSeason Pass, but we want our fans to know we’re not finished with Pandora yet,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “Soon Vault Hunters will be able to take all sixBorderlands 2 characters to powerful new levels, while outfitting them with the most badass heads and skins to date.”
The Season Pass, which also contains the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack, is still available for purchase and provides nearly $45.00 worth of content for $29.99 (2400 Microsoft Points), includes four extensive add-on campaigns offering dozens of hours of gameplay:
- Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty;
- Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage;
- Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt;
- Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep.
Players can also individually purchase the four add-on campaigns for $9.99 each (800 Microsoft Points) as well as the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack for $4.99 (400 Microsoft Points).
Borderlands 2 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is available now on the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Mac, and Windows PC. For the latest Borderlands 2 news and information, please visit the official Borderlands 2 web site, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.
2K is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
*Borderlands 2 base game is not included in this add-on content campaign, but is required to play all of the included content.
About Borderlands 2
Developed by Gearbox Software, Borderlands 2 has sold-in approximately six-million units worldwide, won more than 55 editorial awards in 2012 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 all-new characters and skill trees, diverse new environments, missions and enemies, as well as weapons and equipment with more personality than ever before. Players experience an all-new story that takes place five years after the events of the original game. Four friends can team up online to journey through the huge, open world of Pandora to take down the notorious Handsome Jack and his corrupt Hyperion Corporation.
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