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With just over a month left to go before Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel launches, 2K Games and Gearbox have announced that the shooter/RPG installment will be getting four DLC add-ons, and that a $30 Season Pass is available if you already know that you'll be buying them all. Additionally, they've kicked over a video showcasing the game's pre-order incentive - the "Shock Drop Slaughter Pit":
And here's the press release revealing the DLC details:
2K Announces Borderlands®: The Pre-Sequelâ„¢ Season Pass for Upcoming Add-On Content
Includes four downloadable add-on content packs
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2K and Gearbox Software announced today that Borderlands®: The Pre-Sequelâ„¢ will offer four add-on content packs following the release of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC. The four add-on content packs will encompass new characters, challenges, missions, and experiences and each pack will retail individually for $9.99 on all available platforms. As Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel nears completion and the teams shift their focus to add-on content, additional details will be announced as development progresses.
Additionally, the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass* bundles the four add-on content packs at a discounted rate. Priced at $29.99, the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass includes access to all four of the add-on content packs a $39.96 value and will be available for purchase when Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases on October 14, 2014 in North America and October 17, 2014 internationally. Once purchased, the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass enables the download of all included add-on content packs as they become available on the PlayStation®Network, Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft and PC.
Gamers who pre-order Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel from participating retailers will gain access to the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit bonus content. Taking place in an old Dahl facility on Pandora's moon, players will meet TR4-NU, who once was one of Dahl's military recruiters until he went crazy. TR4-NU is now hosting the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit and giving awesome loot to those who succeed against the moon's toughest enemies. The Shock Drop Slaughter Pit will not be included in the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, but it will be available for purchase at a later date, for those who do not pre-order Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. To pre-order Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, please visit http://borderlandsthegame.com/index.php/retail/borderlands-the-presequel.
*Xbox Live, PlayStation®Network or Steam account and Internet connection required. Copy of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel required for play.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be available on October 14, 2014 in North America and on October 17, 2014 internationally, for Xbox 360, PS3â„¢, and Windows PC. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel 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 new Borderlands channel on YouTube.
About Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is the newest entry in the critically acclaimed Borderlands franchise that is currently being co-developed by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel continues the franchise's tradition of industry-leading co-op, allowing up to four players to experience all-new low-gravity, shoot '˜n' loot gameplay on Pandora's moon. Featuring four new playable character classes armed with powerful laser and icy Cryo weapons, players will battle against an array of new enemies. Taking place in-between the events of Borderlands and Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a great introduction into the franchise while showcasing Handsome Jack's transformation into the ruthless tyrant fans loved to hate in Borderlands 2.
2K is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO).
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.
Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today's most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, 2K Marin, 2K Czech, 2K Australia, Cat Daddy Games and 2K China. 2K's stable of high quality titles includes the critically acclaimed BioShock®, Borderlandsâ„¢ and XCOM® franchises, the beloved Sid Meier's Civilization series, the popular WWE 2K franchise and NBA 2K, the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise*. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2K.com.
*According to 2008 - 2014 Metacritic.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through July 2014.
About Gearbox Software
Gearbox Software is respected industry wide for award winning, best-selling video games developed for all major video game platforms. Founded in 1999 and headquartered near Dallas, TX, Gearbox Software is well known for the creation, development and management of its original blockbuster video game franchises including the critically acclaimed, award winning Brothers in Arms franchise and the record-breaking, genre-setting Borderlands franchise. In addition to having developed video games in some of the world's greatest video game brands, including Half-Life and Halo, Gearbox Software has also acquired and produced content for powerful, landmark intellectual property including Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox Software's success has been supported through many key and mutually beneficial business relationships with the world's greatest video game platform and publishing partners including Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Valve/Steam, Apple and Take-Two/2K.
About 2K Australia
Founded in 2006 and based in Canberra, 2K Australia has played an integral role in the development of 2K's critically acclaimed BioShock franchise working closely on BioShock and BioShock Infinite, as well as supporting the development of BioShock 2. 2K Australia is currently co-developing the next installment in the Borderlands franchise with Gearbox Software, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.