Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Announced

By Marc Caccamise, 3 years ago
In case you haven't had the chance yet to spend hundreds of hours in the world of Pandora and beyond, Gearbox's latest announcement will probably appeal to you. Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel are coming to the Xbox One this March as part of the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.

Endearingly named after the franchise's villainous Handsome Jack, the Collection contains both games and all of their DLCs (that are available as of March 24, 2015) in revved-up high definition graphics. Those who are already in the middle of their games on last-gen consoles won't have to worry, as cross-save functionality will transfer all progress, including leveled up characters and Badass Rank, to your next-gen console of choice. Unfortunately cross-saving only works within the same console family, so those on the 360 can only transfer to the One, while those on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita can only transfer to PlayStation 4.

On top of that, The Handsome Collection also offers four-player local split-screen for the first time in a Borderlands game.

Remember that part about including all previous DLCs? Well it really is all DLCs, as in this gigantic list:

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)
Handsome Collection

The Handsome Collection is also receiving a limited collector's edition, the Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition, which will be limited to only 5,000 units worldwide. On top of everything that is already included, those who purchase this collector's edition will receive a remote-controlled Claptrap that is controlled using the ClaptrApp on iOS and Android devices. You can move Claptrap around using the controls while having him recite some of his iconic phrases from the game. His eye also functions as a working camera that streams the video to your device.

All contained within a collectible steel case, buyers will also receive 12 exclusive Vault Hunter lithographs depicting the characters from the game. All of this will be available for $399 at selected retailers.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection arrives on the Xbox One on March 24th in North America and March 27th internationally. The standard edition of the game will run you $59.99.
Marc Caccamise
Written by Marc Caccamise
Writer of news, features, and reviews for TrueAchievements since June 2013. Discovered the incredible world of video games at a young age with Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf, and haven't looked back since. Outside of gaming, I'm usually found reading up on various history topics or rooting for the lowly Buffalo Bills and Sabres.