‘Borderlands: The Handsome Collection’ Coming to Next-Gen

By Chip Tamplin

Published on Thursday, January 22, 2015

2K and Gearbox Software today announced Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, bringing the critically-acclaimed series to next-gen consoles for the first time and offering the complete story of the franchise’s most iconic villain, Handsome Jack. The Handsome Collection includes Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with all of the downloadable content for both titles* – over $100 of value on prior-gen consoles, but now with the high performance and graphical fidelity of next-gen consoles for only $59.99. The Handsome Collection will launch in North America on March 24, 2015, and internationally on March 27, 2015, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

For the first time on a console, players can experience Borderlands 2 and/or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in HD – looking better than ever before. With The Handsome Collection, Borderlands fans can also continue their adventure right where they left off by transferring their saved files to the next-gen consoles with new cross-save functionality**. After hours of shooting-n-looting in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on prior gen consoles, players can carry their leveled-up characters and Badass Rank over to The Handsome Collection. Additionally, up to four players can play together on a single television with four-player split screen – another first for the franchise.

The Handsome Collection gives players the opportunity to experience the full arc of Handsome Jack’s rise and fall, from his not-so-humble beginnings on Elpis to becoming the tyrannical Hyperion CEO on Pandora, all in one value-packed bundle,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “This collection marks the Borderlands franchise’s official move to the next-gen platforms, and we’re proud to offer our fans the ability to continue playing with the characters they’ve built as they carry on adventuring in The Handsome Collection.”

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2K and Gearbox Software also announced today a very limited collector’s edition, the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition, which will include everything in The Handsome Collection as well as a remote controlled Claptrap steward robot, a collectible steel case, and12 exclusive lithographs. The Claptrap steward robot is controlled through a smartphone app and can move in all directions while balancing on one wheel. The Claptrap can also say lines in character and live stream video to a mobile device through his eye. The Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition is limited to only 5,000 units worldwide and is available to pre-order starting today at participating retailers for $399. For more details on the Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition as well as The Handsome Collection, please visit the official Borderlands blog HERE.

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Key features in The Handsome Collection include the following:

-Two critically acclaimed Borderlands games in one package – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2.

-Over $100 in value and hundreds of hours of gameplay with all downloadable content* for Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

-Save transfers** from the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita onto the next-gen consoles through cross-save functionality.

Four-player split screen allowing four friends to play together on a single television, a first for the Borderlands franchise.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection will be available on March 24, 2015 in North America and on March 27, 2015 internationally, for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information, please visit the official Borderlands web site, follow @borderlands on twitter, become a fan of Borderlands on Facebook, and subscribe to the Borderlands channel on YouTube.

*Includes all available downloadable content for Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as of March 24, 2015. Xbox Live or PlayStation®Network account as well as Internet connection is required to download certain add-on content at no additional cost.

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