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Borderlands 2 Special Editions Announced

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Posted on 10 April 12 at 14:23
New class to be added by DLC

Who remembers September? I know I do. It was back when the weather was (supposed to be) getting cold(er), the leaves were changing, playoff baseball was starting, the holiday games rush was about to begin, and Gearbox asked gamers what they wanted in a Special Edition of their upcoming http://www.trueachievements.com/Borderlands-2-xbox-360.htm. During last weekend's PAX East, Gearbox shed a bit of light on the fruits of your polling by revealing some details about the Special Edition(s) of the game.

The "Deluxe Vault Hunters Edition" will retail at $99 (in the US) and will come with a Marcus Kincaid bobble head. The "Ultimate Loot Chest Edition" will cost $149.99, come in a faithfully recreated "loot box" from the series and also contain a Marcus Kincaid bobblehead,

Kotaku also managed to get a picture of the "Ultimate Loot Chest Edition".

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As further details about Special Edition goodies are revealed, we'll be sure to inform you!

In the same panel (as relayed to Game Informer), Gearbox announced that a new character class will be available as post-launch DLC. The Mechromancer is not yet developed, but is a female character that appears part woman, part machine and can control a new model of robot, the D374-TP (Deathtrap).

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The yet to be developed Mechromancer DLC will be free for gamers who pre-order the game, but there is currently no price point announced for late adopters. On the subject of pricing, Randy Pitchford assured the audience that it should be "comparable to most DLC."

Furthermore, Gearbox revealed that Borderlands 2 will have a much higher level of customization than its predecessor. New gear, costume pieces, and custom heads (yes, you read that right, "heads") can be gained by completing missions, challenges, and leveling up. Furthermore, gamers who played the original http://www.trueachievements.com/Borderlands-xbox-360.htm will have access to an exclusive head and skin.

Borderlands 2 with all of its glorious loot and bajillion guns will be available September 18th in North America and internationally on September 21st. You can check out more of the pre-order bonus goodness here.

Credit goes to Unfcnbleevibl for this story
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 14:26
OH THAT IS SICK!

I don't usually get limited editions.... but I might have to adjust my pre-order for this.
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 14:29
That's pretty awesome..

Too bad $150 just isn't in the cards right now for a toy :-/

I hope stores over order thousands of these and you can get them for the regular price of the game new in 18 months haha.
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 14:31
Disappointed with the bobblehead. I wanted Claptrap :(
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 14:32
i don't usually buy collector editions, specially when so bluky (i don't have any more space at home)

but this... this... this is just too AWESOME to skip it :S
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 14:32
If that's coming to the UK I may actually have to buy my first stupidly expensive game edition :/
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 14:33
Dear Gearbox,

Just take my money.

Cheers,

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Posted on 10 April 12 at 14:39
$150...no
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 14:39
That is fuc***** amazing! Will totally be getting the Ultimate Loot Chest Edition even if I have to sell myself on the corner =P
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 14:42
How long until they announce the usual store specific pre-order bonuses and what could they be?
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Lainey80 said:How long until they announce the usual store specific pre-order bonuses and what could they be?Borderlands 2 with all of its glorious loot and bajillion guns will be available September 18th in North America and internationally on September 21st. You can check out more of the pre-order bonus goodness here.
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 14:46
Looks cheaply made.

I've learned from the Reach collector edition. Was $150, got it new for $50.
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 14:55
I want the loot box!! Shame it doesn't come with your own cl4p-tp
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 14:57
In an interview, Randy Pitchford himself stated that FOUR heads would be granted for having played the first Borderlands.
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 15:09
Definitely getting a special edition this time around!! Now the question is, an extra $50 for the loot box? (Hint: HELL YES!!)
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 15:12
It'll be cool if they have like a grenade mod/shield/gun in there also since thats basically whats in teh loot boxes.
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 15:32
I'm someone who goes for special editions, but even if I lived in America I wouldnt buy that. The loot box looks poorly made, it probably looks worse than it is as the photo isn't very good, but I think it's overpriced. Also not interested in the DLC character, will probably buy the GotY edition like I did with the original.
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 15:53
Awesome, I got credit for submitting this. I saw the article on IGN, but they didn't have a picture of the loot box or that their were 2 collectors editions. It only had the Mechromancer image. Thanks to the news team for adding even more info on this then what I found.

Woooof said:Disappointed with the bobblehead. I wanted Claptrap :(I was hoping for a Claptrap statue as well. But the loot box looks awesome, and i'm gonna have to get it. I hope the loot box itself doesn't just open up like a normal box, I want it to open like the loot box does in the game. Even if it doesn't i'm still gonna get it, just waiting to see for more details regarding it before going and pre-ordering. Plus I want to see if there are retailer exclusives before I decide on where to pre-order.
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 16:00
Care more about the new class than anything. This is sweet.
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Posted on 10 April 12 at 16:06
Also I just noticed this in the "Borderlands 2 Dated and Pre-Order Content Revealed" thread. Gamestop has announced its pre-order exclusive for pre-ordering Borderlands 2 with them, still nothing from Best Buy or Amazon yet though. Credit to hxcGodzilla for finding it.

hxcGodzilla said:Creature Slaughter Dome

Pre-order Borderlands 2 with GameStop and receive the Exclusive Creature Slaughter Dome!

Creature Slaughter Dome: Enter the Creature Slaughter Dome and face off against the TOUGHEST monsters in all of Pandora. Your efforts will not be in vain. Gain experience and gear to bring back into the main game. Endure the battle, and you will receive NUMEROUS rewards.
To me it sounds like its the Underdome all over again, except this time you get XP for killing the enemies.