Yes, Borderlands 2 for the PS Vita is still coming, and thanks to an update from SCEA, 2K Games and Gearbox, we have learned that it's coming in the very near future — (beginning on) May 6th to be exact.
Sony is launching the Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle on the 6th (available on Amazon right here), which includes the new slimmer PS Vita hardware, an 8GB Memory Card and Borderlands 2 Full Game PSN voucher for $199.99. The game will be available a la carte, at retail and on the PS Store, a week later on May 13th.
The PS Vita version will be packed with six add-on packs and feature cross save with the PS3 version, so you can pick up where you left off. Four player online co-op of course is included as well.
Take a look at a pair of screens and the new announce trailer, which shows off the PS Vita version of the game in action. It's not a bad looking port judging by the footage.
Borderlands 2 Vita – Announce trailer:
Borderlands 2 Vita screens:
Read on for all the info from the PS Blog.
Hey everyone! It’s been a long time since we’ve checked in and given an update, so buckle up. We’ve been working with Iron Galaxy Studios, Gearbox Software, and 2K for a while now to bring Borderlands 2 to PS Vita, and we’re excited to announce that the award-winning, fan-favorite, role-playing-shooter will be available via the Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle on May 6th, and digitally on PlayStation Store and at retailers nationwide on May 13th.
The Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle features the new slimmer, lighter PS Vita Wi-Fi model. The new model features 1GB of internal memory built into the system, a new high-definition liquid crystal display, increased battery life, and an enhanced design that makes the system even more comfortable to hold. The bundle will include the new PS Vita system in black, Borderlands 2, and an 8GB PS Vita memory card — all for $199.99.
We’ve been working hard to jam pack the endless looting and mayhem of Borderlands 2 into the palm of your hands, and we’re committed to porting over the heart and soul of the console original without compromising the gameplay you know and love. Soon, PS Vita owners can chase down Handsome Jack on the go.
Now if you’re like me, some of you would have already poured hours into Borderlands 2 on PS3. Because cross save is supported, you can easily continue your existing adventure on PS Vita. Just got done with a long PS Vita session out on the road? Pick up right where you left off on PS3 when you get home. Easily transfer your saved game from PS Vita to PS3 and vice-versa so you don’t miss one second of the shooting and looting mayhem.
When you pick up Borderlands 2 on PS Vita, you’ll also get six add-on packs. Extend your experience with Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, the Psycho and Mechromancer Character Classes, as well as the Ultimate Vault Hunter’s Upgrade Pack and the Collector’s Edition pack. As if the core game wasn’t already packing hundreds of hours of entertainment, this bonus content seals the deal, helping Borderlands 2 on PS Vita rank exceptionally high on the handheld-bang-for-your-buck-o-meter.
We can’t wait for you to get your hands on this epic and action-packed PS Vita version of Borderlands 2. The look, the feel, the style, the characters, the weapons, and the co-op gameplay with its countless hours of shooting and looting — it’s all here! Prep your gear, Vault Hunters, we’ll see you back on Pandora.
Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle
Include the greatness of PlayStation gaming in your mobile lifestyle with the all-in-one Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle. With Dual Analog Sticks for precision control and critically acclaimed co-op you can shoot and loot through the world of Pandora with your friends. This bundle also features the new PlayStation Vita system with the following enhancements:
Lighter and Thinner
Approximately 20 percent slimmer and 15 percent lighter than original.
Longer Battery Life
Increased battery life of four to six hours of game play.
Crisp Visuals with LCD Screen
High-resolution liquid crystal display (LCD) for vivid visuals.
The Ultimate Digital Device
Over 900 games available for download on the PS Vita through the PS Store including new hits, indie titles, PS one Classics, and PS Mobile games.
The gaming experience continues even when the TV is not available. With remote play, stream a range of PlayStation titles to the PlayStation Vita system*. This makes the PS Vita system the perfect companion device to the PS4 system.
*Requires sufficiently robust Wi-Fi connection.
PS Plus on Your PS Vita System
As a member of PlayStation Plus discover a world of extraordinary gaming experiences through the ever-expanding collection of great games available for the PS Vita system.
Borderlands 2 Features:
Designed Exclusively For PS Vita System
Enjoy the full Borderlands 2 experience optimized for the PS Vita platform. Shoot your way through Pandora in four-player co-op and easily navigate the maps, inventory, and items using the touchscreen. Continue your adventures at home using the cross-save feature with the PS3 system.
All-New Characters and All-New Classes
Step into the role of six all-new characters and classes, each wildly different from one another with unique skills and abilities. Dual wield rocket launchers with Salvador the Gunzerker. Turn invisible and stab your foes in the back with Zer0 the Assassin. Fire off otherworldly powers as Maya the Siren. Drop machine gun turrets as Axton the Commando. Sick your pet robot on a group of enemies as Gaige the Mechromancer. Bash skulls and set them on fire as Krieg the Psycho.
Share your adventures with friends by dropping in and out of a campaign session on your PS Vita system without ever having to restart the game. On top of that you can even take your new gear from any game to any other!
World Connected Story
You will find yourself left for dead in the frozen tundra of Pandora as you begin your quest of revenge and redemption. Expose the evil surrounding the Hyperion Corporation and take on the perpetrator of a universe-wide grand deception -- the nefarious Hyperion CEO, Handsome Jack. (Oh, also: he's stolen credit for the opening of the first Vault.)
New Badass Gun System
An entirely new take on the groundbreaking procedural system means millions upon millions of possible weapons. The variety and style of guns in Borderlands 2 is staggering, and you’ll see tons of new and innovative ways to engage foes on Pandora. Fire, electricity, corrosive acid, and much more will all be at your disposal as you fight your way through the Hyperion Corporation’s forces!
Brand New Enemies
A whole slew of new enemies are out there to kill you in Borderlands 2. Hulking, gorilla-like Bullymongs, vicious predatory Stalkers and the Hyperion mechanical army, run by Handsome Jack, are just some of the new enemies you will be facing off against on Pandora. New strategies will be needed for every fight, as enemies now interact and aid each other to ensure you don’t get far in the world of Pandora.