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Borderlands 2 Is Officially a Thing

Gearbox's action RPG sequel gets this month's Game Informer cover, will be at PAX Prime and Gamescom.

Guess what, guys? There's going to be a second Borderlands game.

2K officially announced today that the sequel to Gearbox's breakout action role-playing shooter is very much in development, and will be headed to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in fiscal 2012 (translation: sometime after April next year).

In addition to the basic announcement, Game Informer revealed Borderlands 2 as its September cover exclusive, dropping a few details on what we can expect from the sequel.

Don’t expect just a couple bazillion more guns this time around. Gearbox is introducing new and more diverse environments, smarter and more powerful enemies, and an improved mission system capable of delivering a better story.

Borderlands 2 will get its official live debut to the world later this month at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, and will also make its way to PAX Prime this year. Anyone heading to either of those shows that feels like letting out a big, honking squee of excitement right now will be forgiven for doing so. Just, you know...clean up your mess afterward, okay?

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Posted by Alex

Guess what, guys? There's going to be a second Borderlands game.

2K officially announced today that the sequel to Gearbox's breakout action role-playing shooter is very much in development, and will be headed to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in fiscal 2012 (translation: sometime after April next year).

In addition to the basic announcement, Game Informer revealed Borderlands 2 as its September cover exclusive, dropping a few details on what we can expect from the sequel.

Don’t expect just a couple bazillion more guns this time around. Gearbox is introducing new and more diverse environments, smarter and more powerful enemies, and an improved mission system capable of delivering a better story.

Borderlands 2 will get its official live debut to the world later this month at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, and will also make its way to PAX Prime this year. Anyone heading to either of those shows that feels like letting out a big, honking squee of excitement right now will be forgiven for doing so. Just, you know...clean up your mess afterward, okay?

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Edited by Animasta

borderlands was boring, hope they make it more engaging for solo players.

Posted by AlexW00d

Did I dream I read about Borderlands 2 being real? I swear I read an article about it last night. Trippy man.

Posted by Creamypies

Oh man! OH MAN! This is up there with some of the best news ever.

Posted by Gooddoggy

About time! I love Borderlands.

Posted by FluxWaveZ
@Laketown said:

borderlands was boring, hope they make it more engaging for solo players.

My sentiments exactly.
Posted by DonChipotle

God, I can't wait. I own Borderlands and the DLC for both 360 and PC and I still feel like I need more. So this is awesome.

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Posted by EuanDewar

Great news, excited as hell.

Posted by zyn

bring it!

Posted by Toxin066

Amen.

Posted by BestUsernameEver

Borderlands was not boring, hope they make more amazing than it was last time for solo players. 

Posted by Grimmy616

I'm going to Gamescom, baby!

Posted by JoeyRavn

@Laketown said:

borderlands was boring, hope they make it more engaging for solo players.

I must have played the game wrong, because I thought it was one of the best single-player FPSes I've ever seen.

Posted by Evilsbane
@Laketown

borderlands was boring, hope they make it more engaging for solo players.

Duder no offense but Playing Boderlands solo is like . . . Well its just a bad idea!
Edited by PenguinDust

I really liked the first one and played solo through it more than once (a rarity for me).  I just hope it's different enough from the original and from Id's Rage to reignite my interest in the franchise.

Posted by Creamypies

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Laketown said:

borderlands was boring, hope they make it more engaging for solo players.

My sentiments exactly.

The game was created from the ground up to be played with others, this sort of criticism ain't fair.

Having said that, I think it was perfectly fine as a single player experience.

Posted by Nottle

Better classes, loot types, and environments thats all I'm asking for.

Posted by ClaritySam

The original was a a solid title with a lot of potential for greatness, I'm pretty excited to return to Pandora.

Posted by BadOrcLDR

OMG! OMG! OMG!

...pardon me while I freak the fuck out.

Posted by MisterMouse

awesome that a game like this gets a sequel.

Edited by FluxWaveZ
@Creamypies said: 

The game was created from the ground up to be played with others, this sort of criticism ain't fair.

Having said that, I think it was perfectly fine as a single player experience.

Well I don't have others to play it with, so what's wrong with me wanting them to improve the experience for single player? I didn't think playing solo was fine and it was immensely boring. If developers will let players play single player, then they also need to take the time to make sure that their game is fun in that mode. If they don't want to support it, then they should just disable all players from playing single player.
Posted by RiotBananas

Can we cut the whole "This is a thing" now? It's really fucking annoying.

Posted by HBK619
@AlexW00d said:

Did I dream I read about Borderlands 2 being real? I swear I read an article about it last night. Trippy man.

There was a lot of news being spread via Eurogamer that it was to be announced, this was all yesterday.
Posted by Euey

This makes me very happy!

Posted by jkuc316

Another reason to get Borderlands. Why can't you just make the GOTY Retail Version under $25?!

Posted by SeanFoster

I;m not surprised by this news, but it's still delightful.

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Posted by Dracomaster01

@BadOrcLDR: I think I shall freak the fuck out with you, if you don't mind.

OMG!

Posted by natetodamax

@Evilsbane said:

@Laketown

borderlands was boring, hope they make it more engaging for solo players.

Duder no offense but Playing Boderlands solo is like . . . Well its just a bad idea!

90% of the time I spent with the game was playing solo, mostly because I always had really bad lag issues online for some reason. I still had a blast with it.

Posted by Animasta

@natetodamax said:

@Evilsbane said:

@Laketown

borderlands was boring, hope they make it more engaging for solo players.

Duder no offense but Playing Boderlands solo is like . . . Well its just a bad idea!

90% of the time I spent with the game was playing solo, mostly because I always had really bad lag issues online for some reason. I still had a blast with it.

how? what was fun about it? I seriously don't get it, I trudged through that entire first area because jeff said it was amazing, but...

Posted by _Phara0h_

Fuck I got one more reason to go to GamesCom

Posted by lumberingjackal

@natetodamax said:

@Evilsbane said:

@Laketown

borderlands was boring, hope they make it more engaging for solo players.

Duder no offense but Playing Boderlands solo is like . . . Well its just a bad idea!

90% of the time I spent with the game was playing solo, mostly because I always had really bad lag issues online for some reason. I still had a blast with it.

Agree

Posted by MeatSim

I would totally play a better Borderlands.

Posted by Jeffsekai

All I need is more Guns and areas. I think I had 100+ hrs in the first game

Posted by avantegardener

Jeez, I forgot I owned the 1st one, that's how much I played it, not very engaging for my money. Maybe this will be better.

Posted by Skywarpgold

This just made my day!!! I'm so stoked for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Gordo789
@BestUsernameEver said:
Borderlands was not boring, hope they make more amazing than it was last time for solo players. 
THIS.  I would like it if Borderlands 2 was better than the first one for solo players.  Maybe the first one was a great game for people who have dedicated playgroups on XBL or PSN, but trying to get into random games with random XBL douche-turds really turned me off to the first one. 
Posted by laserbolts

Awesome I loved the first one so much.

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Posted by artofwar420

Put it inside me.

Edited by Vendetta

I know this is against the popular idea among the hardcore that Borderlands is one of the greatest things ever... But by the time I was finished with that game I was so sick of it that I'll probably never go back to it again. And unless the sequel is far different I'll probably have to pass.

Posted by Azteck

I COULD LITERALLY NOT BE MORE EXCITED. FUCK.

Posted by JDW519

I'm more than willing to spend hours upon hours in Pandora again, one of my favorite co-op games in a long while

Posted by MachoFantastico

Oh hell yeah!

Excited!

Posted by krossmojination

Dear Gearbox,

Please auto-scoop loot. And include a button to buy max ammo. Oh and a shared vault that you can swap gear across your characters.

Besides those minor things, Borderlands was quite possibly the perfect game, for my money.

Posted by mracoon

More Borderlands can only be a good thing.

Slightly off-topic but it's weird that Eurogamer had a story that Borderlands 2 would be at Gamescom, which they got from an unnamed source, and a lot of games journalists and even Randy Pitchford were hating on them for it even though it was totally true.

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Posted by 2HeadedNinja

If they build a decent interface for the PC ... im in!

Edited by krabboss
@RiotBananas said:

Can we cut the whole "This is a thing" now? It's really fucking annoying.

Yep. 
 
On topic: Borderlands was a pretty dull. I think at this point basically any loot-driven RPG is just a big old turd to me though. I'm not at all excited about Diablo 3, since I feel the whole genre lends itself to a repetitive and empty experience.
Posted by Kingdead6501

YES!

Posted by rmanthorp

Sweet.

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Posted by essi2

Finally "quality time with my brother 2.0" is announced!

Borderlands is literally THE only game both me and my brother like.

Posted by Deadmanforking

Nice! I put like 200+ hours into the first. Can't wait for this one!!