This news is unlikely to shock you. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is coming to current-generation consoles. What may be a surprise though is that itís not alone.
Gearbox is also updating Borderlands 2 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 bringing the pair of titles together to create The Handsome Collection. For those of you who have been playing Borderlands 2 on last-gen systems, you wonít have to leave your progress behind either.
If youíve been playing Borderlands 2 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Vita, you can move your character progress and badass rank to the current-gen system in the same family. The same goes for The Pre-Sequel (though not on Vita, because it isnít on that system).
The Handsome Collection also sports four-player split-screen for the first time. Both games will run at 1080p and up to 60 frames per second. In four-player split-screen mode, target frame rate is 30 frames per second.
Both titles come with all announced DLC. For The Pre-Sequel, this includes the remaining two pieces of the season pass that have yet to be detailed. We now know they are a campaign add-on and another character. Scroll all the way down for the full list of everything you get.
In addition to the standard edition, which will retail for $59.99, diehard fans might be interested in the collectorís edition. The Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition comes with a steelbook case, twelve lithographs (one for each vault hunter), and a remote-controlled Claptrap.
The Claptrap model is fully operational and rolls on a single wheel. It has a camera in its eye and connects to an iPhone ClaptrApp so you can control it and see what it sees. These are limited to 5,000 units, so if you want one, youíre going to need to move quickly.
The absurdly extravagant collectorís edition aside, $59.99 is a fair asking price for both games and every bit of content thatís been released. I donít know that Iíve ever want to play four-player split screen, but for those that miss the days of crowding on a couch for FPS fun, this is great. Iím definitely interested to see how this looks on current-gen hardware.
Included Add-On Content
Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty (campaign add-on)
Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage (campaign add-on)
Sir Hammerlockís Big Game Hunt (campaign add-on)
Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep (campaign add-on)
The Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack (level cap increase)
Gaige the Mechromancer (playable class)
Krieg the Psycho (playable class)
Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge (level cap increase & challenge arena)
Creature Slaughter Dome (challenge arena)
T.K. Bahaís Bloody Harvest (Headhunter Pack)
The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler (Headhunter Pack)
How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day (Headhunter Pack)
Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre (Headhunter Pack)
Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax (Headhunter Pack)
Character Customization Packs
Collector's Edition Pack
Commando Madness Pack
Commando Supremacy Pack
Commando Domination Pack
Siren Madness Pack
Siren Supremacy Pack
Siren Domination Pack
Gunzerker Madness Pack
Gunzerker Supremacy Pack
Gunzerker Domination Pack
Mechromancer Madness Pack
Mechromancer Supremacy Pack
Mechromancer Domination Pack
Assassin Madness Pack
Assassin Supremacy Pack
Assassin Domination Pack
Mechromancer Steampunk Slayer Pack
Gunzerker Dapper Gent Pack
Psycho Dark Psyche Pack
Psycho Madness Pack
Psycho Supremacy Pack
Psycho Domination Pack
Siren Glitter and Gore Pack
Commando Haggard Hunter Pack
Assassin Stinging Blade Pack
Mechromancer Beatmaster Pack
Gunzerker Greasy Grunt Pack
Psycho Party Pack
Siren Learned Warrior Pack
Commando Devilish Good Looks Pack
Assassin Cl0ckw0rk Pack
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack (playable class)
Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught (level cap increase & challenge arena)
Shock Drop Slaughter Pit (challenge arena)
Upcoming Season Pass Content (playable class)
Upcoming Season Pass Content (campaign add-on)
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