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Borderlands 2 Officially Announced

Confirming yesterday’s rumor, Borderlands 2 is coming next year.

2K Games and Gearbox Software have officially announced that Borderlands 2 is currently in development and will release on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC sometime after April 1, 2012 (Assuming this isn’t some kind of long term sick April Fools joke).

Borderlands 2 will retain the four-player loot centered gameplay from the original but feature new characters, enemies, weapons and environments on Pandora.

Gearbox Software will be showing off the game at Gamescom 2011 (August 17 – August 21) and again at PAX Prime (August 26 – August 28). Additionally there is a website up for the game and the latest issue of Game Informer features Borderlands 2 and has the scoop on the first details.

Check out the full press release below, and look for more information on Borderlands 2 as it is released here at Brutal Gamer.

2K Games and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands(TM) 2 in Development

Fans can get their first glimpse of the bold evolution of the Role-Playing Shooter at Gamescom and PAX Prime 2011 this month

NEW YORK, Aug 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) —

2K Games and Gearbox Software announced today that the sequel to the extravasplosive breakout hit, Borderlands(TM), is currently in development at world-renowned developer Gearbox Software. Coming to the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2013 beginning on April 1, 2012, Borderlands 2 is the epic sequel to the ultimate four-player Role-Playing Shooter loot fest. Combining invention and evolution, Borderlands 2 features all-new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story. Players will reveal secrets, and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe as they adventure across the unexplored new areas of Pandora.

2K Games and Gearbox Software are taking this show on the road, and fans and media will be able to get their first look at the game at Gamescom 2011 from August 17 – August 21, and at PAX Prime (Booth #3417) from August 26 – August 28. Eager gamers can learn more about Borderlands 2 right now by picking up the latest issue of Game Informer Magazine, which has the worldwide exclusive cover story on the title. Readers will find many game details inside the issue, including the first reveal of one of the several new character classes being introduced in Borderlands 2.

About Borderlands

Taking the gaming world by storm, Borderlands delivered its unique flavor of humorous and lovable characters and addictive non-stop collaborative loot-hunting gameplay on an unsuspecting populace. The critically acclaimed and best-selling Role-Playing-Shooter, as well as its four downloadable expansion packs, captured the imagination and attention of single-player and cooperative gamers around the world.

Borderlands 2 is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on Borderlands 2 please visit www.borderlandsthegame.com.

2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

*Updated with Game Informer cover

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A gamer since the Intellivision days in the early 80′s, who started writing about and covering the video game industry in 2008. In his spare time he is also a bit of a gun-nut and Star Wars nerd.

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