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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Borderlands 2 releasing Sept. 18 in U.S., Sept. 21 internationally

2K Games' Borderlands 2, the sequel to the multimillion hit Borderlands and developed by Gearbox Software, will release Sept. 18 in the U.S. and internationally on Sept. 21 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. For those who don't know, this is a hectic, first-person shooting and looting game with RPG elements. Like the prequel, it will be four-player cooperative.

The game will take place in the world of Pandora, and players will have to take down the evil Handsome Jack and his corrupt Hyperion Corporation. Like the first game, 2K Games and Gearbox Software promises a ton of guns, unique missions and lots and lots of loot.

Like every game that comes out these days, for better or worse, Borderlands 2 will have pre-order bonuses. Doing so will give gamers access to the Premiere Club to download the Gearbox Gun Pack, a Golden Key and the Vault Hunter's Relic. The gun pack is a collection of unique guns, the key is used to unlock a rare item in the Golden Sanctuary Loot Chest, and the relic boosts players' gear-hunting fortune.

Although I didn't play any of the DLC, I enjoyed the first Borderlands despite its shortfalls. While the game promises billions and billions of guns, I only used a select few that helped me steamroll through the game. I hope the gun variety is more balanced this time around. Also, the side mission variety bored me after a while, so hopefully there's more fun and unique things to do.

Watch the trailer for Borderlands 2 by clicking here.

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