Borderlands 2 Special Editions Bring the Loot

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Borderlands 2 Special Editions Bring the Loot

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Trade Gearbox your money for a giant box of gear.

Borderlands has traditionally been about two simple pleasures: killing near everything that moves, and draining the contents of anything with a lid into what are, presumably, some awkwardly large pockets. While you'll still need to wait for September to do the first, 2K Games and Gearbox Software are giving players the chance to case two limited edition collections of Borderlands 2 booty prior to launch.

First up is the "Deluxe Vault Hunter's Collector's Edition" which comes stuffed with a Marcus Kincaid bobblehead, Inside the Vault: The Art & Design of Borderlands 2 hardbound book, sticker set, virtual comic, map, some yet-to-be-announced in-game downloadable bonus content, and, naturally, a copy of Borderlands 2. The whole package comes in at $100.

Now, if something merely "deluxe" just isn't going to satisfy your epic lust for Pandora swag, 2K Games is also offering the "Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition" for $50 more. Pick up this set to receive everything from the Vault Hunter's edition, plus a scaled replica of the classic Borderlands red loot chest, a steel book case, a Creatures of Pandora wide-format ID chart, lithograph postcard set, field notes from Sir Hammerlock, cloth map of Pandora, and a numbered certificate of authenticity for when that stubborn buddy of yours just refuses to believe that those field notes weren't forged.

All editions (including the run-of-the-mill standard) are available for preorder on Xbox, PS3, and PC. Gamers who plan ahead and lock in an early copy will also receive access to the "Borderlands 2 Premiere Club," which unlocks the Gearbox Gun Pack; a Golden Key that's "used to unlock a rare in-game item in the mysterious Golden Sanctuary Loot Chest;" the Vault Hunter's Relic, an in-game item that boosts the player's fortune; and the Mechromancer, an exclusive fifth character class that will only be available to non-preordering players via paid DLC sometime after launch.

Borderlands 2 doesn't hit shelves until September 18th, but preorders are already up for grabs.

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Dat loot chest. God damn.

Mechromancer eh? Sounds pretty bad ass though restricting him to DLC kinda sucks.

Damn, I need to know if it will be Steamworks so I can buy one of these special edition monsters. If not, I'll just be preordering the standard edition.

Oh, there ain't no rest for the wallet,
merchandise don't grow on trees.
I got cards to post,
I got books to store,
There ain't nothing in this world for free.
I know I can't price down,
I can't hold back,
Though you know, I wish I could.
No there ain't no rest for the wallet,
Until the franchise ends for good.

Only $150 for that super edition...I was sure it was gonna be one of those Yeah...not in range bitch...also online only...type of ideal...

PERHAPS...

DVS BSTrD:
Oh, there ain't no rest for the wallet,
merchandise don't grow on trees.
I got cards to post,
I got books to store,
There ain't nothing in this world for free.
I know I can't price down,
I can't hold back,
Though you know, I wish I could.
No there ain't no rest for the wallet,
Until the franchise ends for good.

That was so beautiful, you sir are full of win.

Anyone know if this will be compatible on a Mac?

Qitz:
Dat loot chest. God damn.

Mechromancer eh? Sounds pretty bad ass though restricting him to DLC kinda sucks.

"Her", actually. And she's free if you preorder.

The Limmited Edition looks pretty sweet with that loot chest... but I'm still not convinced it's worth $150 bucks. The Collectors Edition definitely looks overpriced. I can see paying $80, but $100 seems excessive.

Hmm... only the standard edition is available for pre-order through Amazon now anyways.

Baresark:
Damn, I need to know if it will be Steamworks so I can buy one of these special edition monsters. If not, I'll just be preordering the standard edition.

Its been confirmed that Borderlands 2 will be Steamworks, as so many people complained last time.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/02/29/borderlands-2-steamworks.aspx

http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/02/29/borderlands-2-to-use-steamworks/

VonKlaw:

Baresark:
Damn, I need to know if it will be Steamworks so I can buy one of these special edition monsters. If not, I'll just be preordering the standard edition.

Its been confirmed that Borderlands 2 will be Steamworks, as so many people complained last time.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/02/29/borderlands-2-steamworks.aspx

http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/02/29/borderlands-2-to-use-steamworks/

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

So I hate special editions with lots of useless junk that does nothing but take up space I don't have. For this game though that looks pretty damn awesome and I do kinda want it.

I'm playing BL again with a friend, it's a pity the online infrastructure is an ungodly piece of shit.

DVS BSTrD:
Oh, there ain't no rest for the wallet,
merchandise don't grow on trees.
I got cards to post,
I got books to store,
There ain't nothing in this world for free.
I know I can't price down,
I can't hold back,
Though you know, I wish I could.
No there ain't no rest for the wallet,
Until the franchise ends for good.

Brilliant, man, absolutely brilliant.

Marcus Kincaid bobblehead?!?! Waaaaaaaant!!!... Now let's see, where did I put all that disposable income I wish I had...

Well now I've got something to save up for come September...

Awesome as the loot chest is, Im fine with just the premiere club pre-order bonus. Hell, I pre-ordered it before they announced the Mechromancer class... thats like... *insert stupid Xzibit "thing inside a thing" line*

So this is pretty much how you get people not to pirate games; don't deck your game out with shitty DRM that only hurts paying customers, but LAUNCH LARGE QUANTITIES OF AWESOME CRAP AT THEIR FACE AT HIGH VELOCITY INSTEAD!

Trying to determine if my bank account will cope is a different matter entirely...

Yopaz:
So I hate special editions with lots of useful junk that does nothing but take up space I don't have. For this game though that looks pretty damn awesome and I do kinda want it.

Then don't get special editions? Getting "junk" that "doesn't nothing but take up space" is a big part of the appeal to a majority of games' special editions. Though granted that they sometimes come with in-game perks, too. So it'd be nice if there was something like a "Kinda special edition" that just has the in-game stuff.

Want this...but not gonna be able to afford this.

WhiteTigerShiro:

Yopaz:
So I hate special editions with lots of useful junk that does nothing but take up space I don't have. For this game though that looks pretty damn awesome and I do kinda want it.

Then don't get special editions? Getting "junk" that "doesn't nothing but take up space" is a big part of the appeal to a majority of games' special editions. Though granted that they sometimes come with in-game perks, too. So it'd be nice if there was something like a "Kinda special edition" that just has the in-game stuff.

I don't get special edition that comes with a lot of stuff, so that's hardly an issue. I am saying that for this special edition I wouldn't mind the junk. Still, I gotta agree with you that I love special editions with only in-game stuff.

I've never preordered a game in my life, but I'm going to do it because of Steamworks and the blind belief that if I pre-order it they'll make it extra good, just for me.

EDIT: Although I never enjoy in-game prizes for my money, I hope they're optional.

While I like special editions, there just isn't enough to justify spending $150 USD in my opinion (though I admit, I do like that box).

Tell you what, Gearbox: you deliver first a good game, and I'll happily pay you for that.

Wow, that's a lot of stuff.

DVS BSTrD:
Oh, there ain't no rest for the wallet,
merchandise don't grow on trees.
I got cards to post,
I got books to store,
There ain't nothing in this world for free.
I know I can't price down,
I can't hold back,
Though you know, I wish I could.
No there ain't no rest for the wallet,
Until the franchise ends for good.

If I had a medal I would give it to you for that.

DVS BSTrD:
Oh, there ain't no rest for the wallet,
merchandise don't grow on trees.
I got cards to post,
I got books to store,
There ain't nothing in this world for free.
I know I can't price down,
I can't hold back,
Though you know, I wish I could.
No there ain't no rest for the wallet,
Until the franchise ends for good.

That was brilliant! You get all the cookies and internets!

OT: I am sooooooo getting that Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition!

I'm buying that loot chest. I missed out on the Pandora's Box thing from GOW. Holy crap that Ultimate edition has a lot of shit. I want it soooooo bad.

I don't understand the whole "Gearbox guns" thing, isn't the whole game about finding random loot? And having (Most likely) OP guns that you will never replace until you are max level, kinda defeats the point...

Lot of bang for the buck, by the look of things, and that's not even including the Gamestop preorder bonus.

That is a lot of stuff. These guys are doing everything right with Borderlands 2. I can't wait to shower them with money.

Laggyteabag:
I don't understand the whole "Gearbox guns" thing, isn't the whole game about finding random loot? And having (Most likely) OP guns that you will never replace until you are max level, kinda defeats the point...

The first Borderlands had special pre-order guns too, but they got outclassed pretty quickly (about level 7-10 I think). They're mainly just there so you start with something fancy as opposed to having to wait a few levels to get it.

so ._. yeah was iffy about getting it and now i REALLY want that replica loot chest. Those are a classic to me. Very recognizable.

Is it just me or does anyone else want all that stuff to actually be IN the loot chest when you get it?

DVS BSTrD:
Oh, there ain't no rest for the wallet,
merchandise don't grow on trees.
I got cards to post,
I got books to store,
There ain't nothing in this world for free.
I know I can't price down,
I can't hold back,
Though you know, I wish I could.
No there ain't no rest for the wallet,
Until the franchise ends for good.

So much win my friend!

OT: I really can't afford to get this... but i think i will

DVS BSTrD:
Oh, there ain't no rest for the wallet,
merchandise don't grow on trees.
I got cards to post,
I got books to store,
There ain't nothing in this world for free.
I know I can't price down,
I can't hold back,
Though you know, I wish I could.
No there ain't no rest for the wallet,
Until the franchise ends for good.

Now that's how you do it! :D

OT: Holy crap, I think I might actually get the first special edition. The second one is also nice but $150 is just waaay too much for me.

If I had money, I would order the limited edition if the loot chest happen to be large enough, but right now my video games budget that use to be above $1000/year went down to almost zero until September. And even then it will stay limited until summer 2013. =(

Is the loot box available in UK for pre-order anywhere?I want it...

I bet it isn't, and if it isn't, I shall have a tantrum and review bomb and pirate it etc.

OHO SATIRE!

I want that, all of that. I'll settle for the Marcus bobble head but when I saw the loot box I just dropped my jaw.

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