Sony has revealed that they are finally bringing the Vita PCH-2000, popularly known as the Vita Slim, to the US. Unfortunately, their initial offer only allows you to buy it with the Borderlands 2 Bundle, for $ 199.99. - Continue reading
It can often be the case that a great game is not necessarily a money maker for its developers (Beyond Good and Evil, Ico etc). Fortunately however Take Two has revealed that Borderlands 2 has shipped over 8.5 million copies since its release in September 2012. The information was released via Take-Two Interactive earnings call.
In its first few months, Borderlands 2 shipped 5 million copies which means that another 3.5 million was shipped over more than a year. Borderlands 2 was the anticipated sequel to the well received Borderlands that came out in 2009. It seems the amount of gun nuts has increased as Borderlands is fast becoming a top franchise amongst gamers. It may be a long way from outselling the likes of Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto but it’s good to see that Borderlands is holding its own.
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In a rather amusing way, the fourth installment of downloadable content for Gearbox’s popular RPG-FPS, Borderlands 2, has been leaked when the game’s writer, Anthony Burch briefly tweeted an image of a fellow employee taking a nap on the couch (which I have cut out of the picture).
Unfortunately for Burch in the back of the shot was a promo for Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, revealing that the content will of course revolve around the popular, if slightly controversial character, Tiny Tina.
Of course there’s currently no details to reveal as the title was not expected to be outed just yet, but you can expect all the latest info on the DLC here when Gearbox are ready to talk about it.
A new video was recently uploaded to 2K Games’ official Youtube account which teases a new character that will be coming to Borderlands 2 in the near future.
Not much is revealed about the character, other than he is an experiment. However one thing that is pretty obvious from the trailer is that the character will have a big focus on melee combat. The character appears to have some unusual deformity to their arms, which can be seen being used to crush the enemies, and there isn’t a single clip of the character using a weapon either, so this could indicate that the character will differ wildly from what is currently on offer in the game.
A full reveal shouldn’t be far away as the trailer states that the character will be “en route to PAX East”. So expect a full reveal in just over a week.
With the latest bit of DLC finished and available for download now, James Lopez, associate producer of Borderlands 2 have started to talk about the inevitable increase to the level cap that the fans have been waiting on. Though the latest expansion doesn’t raise the level cap, it appears the next one might, and it shouldn’t be that far off either!
“Lopez confirmed the incoming raise while talking about Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt DLC which went live yesterday. He confirmed that while the new expansion doesn’t lift the level cap, “We do have one planned, and it will be for quite a few levels which will allow you play for quite a bit longer. We also have a plan for Q1″.
“The cap raise timing is partly dictated by Borderlands 2′s increased stat tracking. “With Borderlands 1 we had to go by forum posts, and by checking out the number times certain achievements had been unlocked to really get an idea of where players were” explains Lopez. “But SHiFT allows us to see a lot more about the way players are playing the game, and see what they’re doing. We wanted to give people enough time to get at least one level 50 in there, and then see from there, how many people are doing this. Is this a good time for this? We also didn’t want to wait so long that people were no longer interested, or felt like it wasn’t coming”.
One of the most common requests for Borderlands 2 is a level cap increase. The original Borderlands received a level cap increase through DLC too, hence the requests frequency. Finally our question has been answered and we now know that the level cap will be increased in the first quarter of next year. One slight difference this time though is that the level cap increase may even come as a separate download, and more interestingly, will make players want to play the whole game again apparently.
“Speaking with IGN in a recent demo to show off Big Game Hunt, a 2K representative said that Borderlands 2 is already more successful than the original, with higher attach rates for DLC. Since fans have used their dollars to support Borderlands 2, 2K wants to continue to support the title so long as fans show interest. It was hinted that this could include new characters, and almost definitely more DLC after the first season is over sometime in 2013.”
“Additionally, 2K confirmed that Borderlands 2 will have the current level 50 cap raised sometime in the first quarter of next year. While Gearbox is still exploring whether they want to do it as part of DLC number four or as a separate download, we were assured that it’s being developed in such a way that you’ll want to play through the entirety of the game again.”