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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gearing up for October 14th launch

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is officially scheduled for an October 14th release date, so if you're looking  for a fresh new Borderlands experience, you'll have to wait a little bit.

The PS3, Xbox 360 and PC release, in development by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia, takes players to Pandora's moon for some low-gravity lootin' and shootin' action.

There's also news on a "Shock Drop Slaughter Pit" pre-order bonus along with a funky moon dance trailer which is embedded below.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Moon Dance Trailer:

Read on.

2K and Gearbox Software announced today that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the next standalone game in the wildly popular Borderlands franchise, will be available in North America on October 14, 2014, and internationally on October 17, 2014, for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Currently in co-development with Gearbox Software and 2K Australia, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is set in between the award-winning Borderlands and Borderlands 2, and brings low-gravity shoot ‘n’ loot mayhem to Pandora’s moon for the first time. Additionally, those who pre-order the game through participating retailers will receive the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit bonus content, which features intense zero-atmosphere combat against the fiercest enemies Pandora’s moon has to offer, and rewards players with unique in-game loot.

“We are huge fans of the Borderlands franchise and are thrilled to have this opportunity to show what we can bring to the Borderlands universe”

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel offers gravity-bending gameplay with oxygen-propelled jetpacks, as well as new weapons, enemies, vehicles, and moon environments. Playing as four all-new character classes with unique skill trees, gamers will contribute to the rise of Handsome Jack and experience his origin story as he transforms into the megalomaniacal tyrant fans loved to hate in Borderlands 2.

“The teams at Gearbox and 2K Australia have combined the best talent from both studios to create aBorderlands experience that we know fans are going to love,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “For those that haven’t played the critically acclaimed franchise, there’s never been a better time to jump in than with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.”

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel continues the franchise’s tradition of industry-leading co-op allowing friends to play together locally via split-screen as well as online with drop-in-drop-out capabilities. With co-op being as seamless as ever, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel remains accessible for gamers and their friends to play alone or together in a variety of configurations.

“It’s incredibly exciting that an all-new Borderlands experience is as close as this October,” added Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. “If you’ve played any of the Borderlands games or if you have a friend who hasn’t yet, the opportunity to blast off as a new set of playable characters in a whole new campaign experience, including shooting and looting on the moon, is just around the corner.”

“We are huge fans of the Borderlands franchise and are thrilled to have this opportunity to show what we can bring to theBorderlands universe,” concluded Tony Lawrence, general manager of 2K Australia. “We can’t wait for fans to play as Athena, Wilhelm, Nisha and Claptrap and experience the new low-gravity gunplay with awesome new guns to freeze and smash enemies, all in the name of Handsome Jack.”

Gamers who pre-order Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will gain access to the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit bonus content. Taking place in an old Dahl facility on Pandora’s moon, players will meet TR4-NU, who once was one of Dahl’s military recruiters until he went crazy. TR4-NU is now hosting the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit and giving awesome loot to those who succeed against the moon’s toughest enemies. To pre-order Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, please visithttp://borderlandsthegame.com/index.php/retail/borderlands-the-presequel.



Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Video Game)

Manufacturer: 2K
ESRB Rating: Rating Pending
Platform: Xbox 360
Genre: shooter-action-game-genre

Launch into the Borderlands universe and shoot 'n' loot your way through a brand new adventure that rockets you onto Pandora's moon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Discover the story behind Borderlands 2 villain Handsome Jack's rise to power with a new cast of playable characters, including Claptrap and some of the series' most iconic bad guys! The Pre-Sequel gives you a whole lotta new gameplay featuring the genre blending fusion of shooter and RPG mechanics that players have come to love. Float through the air with each low gravity jump while taking enemies down from above using new ice and laser weapons. Catch-a-ride and explore the lunar landscape with new vehicles allowing for more levels of destructive mayhem. So grab a friend (or two, or three), strap on a rocket, and take off on a brand new Borderlands adventure!
List Price:$59.99 USD
New From:$59.99 USD In Stock
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This title will be released on October 14, 2014.