Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Announced, Detailed

This morning Gearbox formally announced Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, available soon for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

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This is pretty big news considering that this will be the first time a Borderlands game has made its way to new gen consoles. The Handsome Collection will be bundling the story of the iconic villain Handsome Jack into one package, featuring both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in “stunning high definition, with high performance and graphical fidelity never before seen on consoles”. It also includes all the DLC released thus far for both titles; take a look at the list below for a more detailed read out of what is included.

Borderlands 2:

  • Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty (campaign add-on)
  • Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage (campaign add-on)
  • Sir Hammerlock’s 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. Baha’s 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)

I dare say that is an extensive amount of content to add to two games for the price of $59.99. If you are a collector of sorts though, there is also a super limited edition (only 5,000 units worldwide) that comes with all that was detailed above as well as a remote-controlled Claptrap, a set of exclusive lithographs and a collectible steel case. This edition will set you back $399 and will be available at select retailers.

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Another awesome thing about this particular collection is that it features a cross-save system;

“Already started Borderlands 2 and/or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita or Xbox 360? Good news: using cross-save functionality, you’ll be able to continue where you left off by transferring your prior-gen save including your leveled up characters and Badass Rank to your next-gen console! (Note that cross-save will only work within the same console family – e.g., Xbox 360 to Xbox One and PlayStation 3/Vita to PlayStation 4).”

So if you have yet to complete either game or just want to transfer all your data over to the new gen version of the games, you are good to go. On top of that, the Handsome Collection will feature four player split-screen co-op for the first time in Borderlands history, meaning that you and three of your friends can play at the same time on the same screen!

The Handsome Collection will be available on March, 24 2015 in North America and March 27, 2015 internationally.

What are your thoughts on this new gen re-release? I personally think this is the best re-release deal that I have yet to see, given that the price is so low for 2 games and a boatload of DLC as well as the cross-save feature. This is a sweet deal for those big time Borderlands fans as well as people like me who has yet to finish the Pre-Sequel (or even get more than roughly two hours into it). I’ll most definitely be picking this one up, it’s too good to pass on!

[Source: borderlandsthegame.com]

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