We didn't see a press release announcing the North American release of the Borderlands Game of the Year Edition on October 12th, but we did get one announcing its release in the UK today. If you don't already own the shooter/RPG or any of its four DLC addons, this is a great deal:
Borderlands Game of the Year Edition detonates at retail across the United Kingdom
Every copy includes certificate for Duke Nukem Forever® First Access Club, granting members rights to exclusive benefits, including early access to the playable demo before it is publicly released
2K Games and Gearbox Software today announced that the extravasplosive video game gun-fest - BorderlandsTM Game of the Year edition - is now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for £29.99, and for Windows PC for £29.99. The Borderlands Game of the Year package comes complete with the best-selling Borderlands stand-alone game, its entire downloadable add-on library, a fold-out map and membership certificate to enter the Duke Nukem Forever® First Access Club. This certificate entitles owners to a wealth of ballistic bonuses, including early access to a playable demo of the legendary, long-awaited video game - Duke Nukem Forever.
(Borderlands Game of the Year Edition is the perfect way for you to experience everything that last year's surprise hit had to offer and more,) said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. (With more than 17 million weapons to enjoy in Borderlands Game of the Year Edition, as well as early demo access to the King of All Shooters - Duke Nukem Forever, there will be a lot of explosive action emanating from consoles and PCs around the world.)
Borderlands Game of the Year edition is a highly charged, value-packed collection of the critically acclaimed and best-selling Role-Playing-Shooter that has captured the imagination and attention of single-player and cooperative gamers around the world. Borderlands Game of the Year edition customers will also receive all four frenzied downloadable adventures, including The Zombie Island or Dr. Ned*, Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot*, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx*, and the latest robotic Claptasticadventure - Claptrap's New Robot Revolution* - where players will join forces in an attempt to suppress the infamous Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap.
In addition, fans will find a membership certificate to the Duke Nukem Forever® First Access Club inside the packaging. After entering the one-time use code from the certificate on the website, fans will receive access to exclusive bonuses, including demos which will be available prior to the retail launch of the game. This select group of First Access Club members will be the first to play the game and experience the life of the King of All Shooters. Hail to the King, baby!
Borderlands, rated PEGI 18, is currently available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Windows PC. The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned**, Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot**, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx** and Claptrap's New Robot Revolution** add-on packs are all available separately on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 fand on the PlayStation® Network and Windows PC.
Duke Nukem Forever will officially make its eagerly anticipated debut for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Windows PC in calendar 2011. Duke Nukem Forever is not yet rated by PEGI.
For more information, please visit www.borderlandsthegame.com and www.dukenukem.com.
*All downloadable game add-ons are accessed via a redeemable Microsoft token or voucher included in every copy of the game, standalone product required to operate.
** Requires standalone Borderlands product in order to be played.
2K Games is a division of 2K, 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 global developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, WiiTM, Nintendo DSTM, iPhone®, iPod® touch and iPadTM. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play. 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 www.take2games.com.
About Gearbox Software
Gearbox Software is respected industry wide for the award winning, best-selling original and licensed video games they have developed for major video game platforms. Founded in 1999 and located near Dallas, TX, Gearbox Software is well known for the creation and development of their original blockbuster franchise, Borderlands, and has developed numerous top selling add-on packs for Borderlands. Additionally Gearbox now has ownership of the Duke Nukem franchise, created and developed the Brothers in Arms series and developed games and added value to many of the industry's top franchises including Halo, Half-Life, Tony Hawk, James Bond and others. Gearbox Software's success has been enabled and supported through several key mutually beneficial business relationships with strong publishing partners including Activision, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft Entertainment, Microsoft Games Studios, Sega of America and Take-Two/2K Games.
Currently Gearbox Software is in development with Duke Nukem Forever published by 2K Games, Aliens: Colonial Marines, published by Sega, and other unannounced AAA games for multiple platforms including the Microsoft Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Nintendo Wii, Windows PC, Mac, Nintendo DS, PSP system and more.