If you’re a Borderlands fan, you’ll have a lot of reasons to let your jaw hit the floor, and it’s not including the one billion possible guns in Borderlands 3, but also the fact that Borderlands Remaster is on its way for all current platforms, minus the Switch.
When it comes to going big, Gearbox Software is one that likes to go to the moon and back kind of big, but not big enough that they can’t let our friendly new neighborhood Claptrap join the show. That’s the case with their recent announcements during PAX East, which kicked off today.
The company was quick to announce several new features coming to Borderlands: Handsome Collection, which will release next week including HDR, 4K resolution, along with upgraded lighting, characters, and textures for the Handsome Collection. This update will be free to anyone who owns the game on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Alongside the big announcement for the previously released collection, Gearbox has also confirmed that Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition has been remastered and will be launching on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on April 3rd, 2019, in both digital and physical formats. The physical edition is exclusive to GameStop and will run $29.99 alongside its digital sibling and is available for pre-order starting now.
The newly updated version of Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition will feature all previously released content including The Zombie Island of Doctor Ned, Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, and Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution. Alongside the DLC comes some visual remastering of the classic, including upgraded lighting effects, character models, textures, HDR lighting, and 4K resolutions.
Gearbox has confirmed that they co-developed the newly released version with Blind Squirrel Games, which has also added in some quality of life touches including an updated minimap, as well as four-player split-screen co-op gameplay. But that’s not all, the final boss battle will be tougher, new character customizations will also be available when this version launches.
Alongside the joy of the upgrades and quality-of-life improvements to its predecessors, Gearbox has also unveiled Borderlands 3, which in all its cel-shaded glory, looks like the long-awaited sequel fans have been waiting for since 2012. The trailer, which can be viewed below, gives us our first look of the new wastelands we’ll be exploring, including the return of Lilith and friends from Borderlands alongside our new group of Vault Hunters that will be the heroes in Borderlands 3.
Let’s just hope the new villians, which can be spotted in the trailer, are just as badass as they look and have the balls to make a psycho midget turn Claptrap into a pile of scrap.
Unfortunately, we only know at this time that it’s in development for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Sadly, the Switch will be skipped out at this time due to “Nintendo’s has other priorities.”
For now, you’ll have to wait for April 3rd, 2019, for more information about Borderlands 3 and what to expect from the game. Until then, happy looting Vault Hunters.
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