Some may have been disappointed when Gearbox announced the latest entry to the Borderlands series was coming in the form of The Pre-Sequel and only for last gen consoles, but today the company has unveiled the start of its next gen plans.
While not the brand new Borderlands game you were hoping for, the folks at Gearbox have announced a next gen version of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The-Pre Sequel coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with the new Handsome Collection. This edition will also pack in the massive list of add-on DLC content for both titles (full list below).
Along with some cool new enhancements like updated visuals and 4-way couch co-op, we are also getting the Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition which brings the series’ titular character to life like never before…
This limited edition bundle, which is likely only of interest to the most hardcore fans of the shooter RPG franchise, will run you a gajillion dollars ($399) but it happens to come with a mini, smartphone connected Claptrap robot.
Have you ever looked at a Claptrap unit and thought “Gee, I really would like to be able to have one of my own personal beyond annoying sidekick robot that suffers from insecurity and low self-esteem issues and whose entire self-worth is validated by the attendance of friends at pizza parties?” We thought so, too! That’s why Hyperion is proud to give you your own remote-controlled Claptrap!
The remote-controlled Claptrap operates on PCB gyro tech which allows him to be balanced on one wheel and controlled via the companion iOS and Android apps using a joystick or motion controls. The bot is also equipped with a camera in one eye, which allows you to remotely view the stream from inside the app, as well as the ability to “talk into your mobile device and project your voice through the robot.”
Other goodies included in the Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition are as follows:
- Collectible Steel Case with special artwork not seen on regular packaging.
- 12 Exclusive lithographs featuring all the vault hunters from the collection
By limited, we mean 5,000 copies. Pre-orders are set to go live today and we are already seeing an early listing on Amazon. The Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition are set to release March 24, 2015.
More details below:
- Two critically acclaimed Borderlands games in one package – experience Handsome Jack’s rise to power in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and his reign as maniacal Hyperion CEO in Borderlands 2.
- Over $100 in value and hundreds of hours of gameplay: includes all campaign add-ons, playable character packs, level cap upgrades, and assorted combat arenas previously released as downloadable content for both titles, plus dozens of additional character customizations.
- Borderlands: The Handsome Collection supports four different players on a SINGLE split screen – next generation power fully utilized!
- Pick up right where you left off! Transfer your Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or PS Vita save files onto next-gen with cross-save*.
- Explore the mayhem filled world of Pandora and its moon in amazing high definition with smooth high performance frame rates never before seen in Borderlands on consoles
- *Includes all available downloadable content for Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as of March 24, 2015. Internet connection as well as a PlayStation®Network account or an account on the Xbox online entertainment network from Microsoft is required to download certain add-on content.
- **Save transfers must be between same console family.
DLC packs included in this bundle:
- 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)
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