Borderlands by 2K games holds a special place in my soul, even now I remember seeing the original trailer and jumping up and down in anticipation of an obvious birthday gift to self. For those that want to spoil me its October 11th and the original Borderlands made its debut October 20th of 2009…I have been playing ever since. For those new to the realm of Claptrap (CL4P-TP)– Borderlands is a FPS with RPG elements, it is a loot driven game with a great sense of humor. Borderlands is the World of Warcraft for shooter fans, even now it continues to release not only titles but also expansions to its universe.
Borderlands also contained: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx and Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution.
Borderlands 2 similarly added expansions and DLC and contains: 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, T.K. Baha’s Bloody Harvest, The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler, How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day, Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre and Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Cramerax. Plus the addition of new level caps and new vault hunters Gaige-the mechromancer and Krieg-the psycho. Another thing that helped set apart BL2 was the new Golden key system, which allotted players to potentially unlock amazing weapons and gear via shift codes given away through social media and specialty products.
Borderlands The Pre-Sequel also has tons of DLC content which includes new characters and arenas.
An exciting new addition in not only the Borderlands world but line of Tell-Tale Games’ stellar titles is the new Tales from the Borderlands, which is an episodic point and click adventure.
One honorable mention may be the not so talked about IOS title Borderlands Legends. Apparently China will get a Borderlands online title as well.
I guess the point is that Borderlands is not going anywhere and although fans certainly are looking forward to a true next-Gen experience they now have something to satisfy their taste buds which crave skag blood, loot, ammo and level ups!
I present to you: Borderlands (The Handsome Collection)
Immediate highlights are:
The inclusion of Borderlands 2 with all DLC
The inclusion of Borderlands The Pre-Sequel with all DLC
All character packs/Skins
4 player couch co-op
If you are the type to wear a monocle or simply need a great way to spend your tax money a special 400.00 dollar edition exists which comes with a remote control Claptrap and 12 lithographs!
Available March 27, 2015 (XBOX ONE AND PLAYSTATION 4)