The first DLC pack for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is arriving today for Mac, the same day as the PC and console version. The Pre-Sequel is the third game in 2K’s comical RPG shooter series and originally released in the middle of last month to positive reviews. Apsyr, well known for its long list of game ports, brought Mac users the main game alongside console versions and has now announced that the first Pre-Sequel expansion pack will be getting the same treatment…
The first of four upcoming packs, the Handsome Jack Doppelganger DLC allows players to step into the shoes of the crazy villain from Borderlands 2 (or rather a body double) for the first time. Adding a fifth player to the mix, Jack’s doppelganger brings unique abilities including using his “charming good looks to distract and fight enemies or cut them down with witty banter.”
Each of the four upcoming packs will run you $9.99 each (and require the main game as usual), but the $29.99 Season Pass will net you all four for the price of three. All of which will be available via GameAgent, Steam, Amazon and others.
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Full press release below:
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–2K and Gearbox Software announced today that the first add-on content pack for Borderlands®: The Pre-Sequel™, Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack*, is now available** for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC. The Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack features a fifth playable character forBorderlands: The Pre-Sequel, adding hours of shoot ‘n’ loot action to Pandora’s moon. Fans will become the maniacal tyrant from Borderlands 2, or at least his trusted body double, also known as Jack the Doppelganger. For the first time, players will take advantage of Handsome Jack’s charming good looks to distract and fight enemies or cut them down with witty banter.
“Borderlands’ fans continue to be so loyal to the franchise, and the team couldn’t wait to give them more opportunities to experience and explore what makes Handsome Jack such an iconic villain.”
“With Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, we’re continuing the Borderlands franchise’s tradition of delivering high quality add-on content and supporting the game well after it launches,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “TheHandsome Jack Doppelganger Pack adds hours of gravity-defying mayhem and is just the first of four upcoming add-on content packs.”
The Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack is the first of four add-on content packs for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequeland is included in the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass* – a $39.96 value for only $29.99. Each add-on content pack will also be available individually for $9.99. The Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass grants access to download all four of the planned add-on content packs as they become commercially available on the PlayStation®Network, Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft, Windows PC, Mac and Linux.
“It’s been amazing finally seeing fans’ responses to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel,” said Tony Lawrence, studio head at 2K Australia. “Borderlands’ fans continue to be so loyal to the franchise, and the team couldn’t wait to give them more opportunities to experience and explore what makes Handsome Jack such an iconic villain.”
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.
*Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is not included, but is required to play all of the included content. Xbox Live, PlayStation®Network or Steam account and Internet connection also required.
**Coming Wednesday, November 12th on PS3™ in Europe and Oceania.
About Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is the newest entry in the critically acclaimed Borderlands franchise that was 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.
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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. Most recently, 2K Australia co-developed the next installment in the Borderlands franchise with Gearbox Software, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
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