Borderlands 2 Set For A Mid 2012 Release Date
After the knockout success of Borderlands, 2K Games and Gearbox have teamed up to produce the long awaited sequel, Borderlands 2, which is due for a worldwide release later this year.
- (1888PressRelease) January 24, 2012 - Following the delightful financial success of their 2009 release, Borderlands, the developers (2K Games and Gearbox Software) have fixed a tentative Borderlands 2 release date of somewhere approximately mid to late 2012.
The first game, a genre defining Role Playing Shooter, grew to be a runaway achievement with over 4. 5 million copies sold up till now and the early mail on the next installment points towards a second lavish success.
From the limited information currently available, it looks that the many facets that made Borderlands such a hit will end up being brought back but having a swag of new content to make certain it's going to end up being a innovative video gaming experience.
The cell shaded design will be returning to give a distinct artistic experience to the game which will be played via four brand new characters, only two which have yet been revealed. Salvador the Gunzerker is in a similar type to Brick from the original game but having an ability to wield combined firearms whereas Maya the Siren is of the same fraternity as Lilith, without having the Phasewalk ability.
Different characteristics new to the game-play will be the enemy NPCs (having updated AI), four person motor vehicles, full access to all areas that can be spotted, even additional weapons and shields than the first, greater weapon enhancements, wholly different skill trees and upgrade paths, all new areas (including frozen tundra along with the corrosive caverns), different artifacts and naturally, a new story.
The scenario is once again placed on the surface of Pandora and develops five years after the opening up of the alien vault at the conclusion of Borderlands. The latest primary bad guy is Handsome Jack that has claimed the credit for opening the vault and as well all of its money. This newly found money and power has made it possible for him to take control of Hyperion Corporation which he employs for his campaign of planetary industrialization. Your part in this debacle is as a used and thrown aside puppet of Jacks, and now you want payback.
There have been a number of criticisms from the original game with the rinse and replicate kind of quests over the solo player quests along with the similarities between the many landscapes being the primary factors. These appear to have been dealt with with the developers announcing a greatly increased number of task types which includes repercussions for actions which will have an affect on the final outcome. The variety of landscapes has additionally increased with the awesome touch incorporated that if you can see an area, you can gradually explore that spot.
The Borderlands 2 release date sometime among the middle to late part of 2012 should see users of PS3, Xbox 360 in addition to PC's queuing up to revisit Pandora.