Borderlands 2 announced: new classes, guns

A sequel to Gearbox's co-op shooter RPG Borderlands is on its way to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the developer and publisher 2K Games have announced. Borderlands 2 promises "all-new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment."

Borderlands 2 will return to the planet of Pandora, probing "unexplored new areas," secrets, mysteries, and all that jazz in an "an ambitiously crafted story." (Hopefully, Gearbox's ambitions include not throwing its hands up and shrugging its shoulders when it comes to the end of the sequel.)


Details on Borderlands 2 will be dished in this month's issue of Game Informer magazine, including unveiling the first of its new classes. The game will also be on show at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany from August 17-18, and will be at PAX Prime on August 26-28.

The original Borderlands sold an impressive 2 million copies in two months following its October 2009 release. New areas, weapons, and enemies were added in four $10 downloadable content packs, which were all bundled with the base game in its Game of the Year Edition.

Borderlands 2 is slated to launch some time during Take-Two's 2013 fiscal year, which runs from April 1, 2012 through to March 31, 2013.