The new model, which is only available as part of this "Limited Edition" bundle at the moment, is a bit less bulky, lighter, has improved battery life and a standard micro-USB port for charging/data transfer, improved start/select button positioning and shape, and an improved matte texture and shape. Some may complain about the loss of the OLED screen, though the LED replacement apparently does a nice job.
Amazon and other retailers should have their Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PS Vita Bundles in stock today for $199.99, but your mileage may vary.
We're working through Borderlands 2 right now, so stay tuned for our review.
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.