The genre defining shooter-looter comes to VR for the first time on
December 14, 2018
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2018--
Software today announced Borderlands® 2 VR, that will
bring the critically-acclaimed and genre-defining shooter-looter
franchise to VR for the first time on December 14, 2018 on
PlayStation®VR for $49.99. Fans who pre-order Borderlands 2 VR
will also be rewarded with instant access to a dynamic PlayStation Theme
featuring the game’s four iconic Vault Hunters – Salvador, Maya, Axton
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2K and Gearbox Software today announced Borderlands® 2 VR, that will bring the critically-acclaimed and genre-defining shooter-looter franchise to VR for the first time on December 14, 2018 on PlayStation®VR for $49.99. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Developed by Gearbox Software, Borderlands 2 VR brings the
iconic world of Pandora to life like never before. Fans will virtually
become a treasure-seeking Vault Hunter, grab 87 bazillion guns, and face
off against the galaxy’s most charming psychopathic dictator, Handsome
Jack, to free Pandora from the corrupt Hyperion Corporation.
Key features for Borderlands 2 VR on PS VR include:
Virtually Step onto Pandora: Step into the boots of a
treasure-seeking Vault Hunter armed with 87 bazillion possible guns on
a quest to line your pockets with loot and free Pandora from Handsome
Jack’s clutches. Blast bandits with real-world aiming, punch
bullymongs in the mouth, find the perfect gun inside a life-sized
treasure chest and inspect it from every angle. Catch-a-Ride and race
across Pandora in first-person view and experience the thrill of a
psycho running toward you with grenade in-hand yelling, “Boom
Virtually Slow Time: Borderlands 2 VR includes new
features unique to the VR experience to empower Vault Hunters in their
fight against Handsome Jack. With Bad Ass Mega Fun Time (aka BAMF
Time), players can use this new slow-mo ability to literally slow the
speed of the game temporarily to set up their next attack. In
addition, with the option to Teleport, players can glide across
Pandora as gracefully as Claptrap (if he had grace).
Become a Virtual Vault Hunter: Take on the role of one of four
playable classes – Siren, Commando, Gunzerker and Assassin – each with
unique combat styles and updated skills that leverage the new VR
functionality, including the new BAMF Time ability. Whether crushing
enemies with Maya’s Siren powers, calling in Sabre Turret
reinforcements as Axton, feeling the heft of dual-wielded machine guns
as Salvador, or the satisfying swing of Zer0’s sword in an enemy’s
back, Borderlands 2 VR immerses players like never
Experience Virtual Improvements: For the first time ever,
players can experience the sublime exhilaration of driving around the
Borderlands in first-person perspective – accelerating and steering
with the joystick and aiming the vehicle’s weapons with their headset.
With the use of the motion controllers and headset, players can
interact with the menu systems in a new and intuitive way for the
platform, easily navigating through the menus by pointing, clicking,
dragging and dropping. Players will also have the choice of preferred
movement styles. Whether that’s the VR popular pointed-teleportation,
or the classic direct movement style with joysticks – your experience
should feel good for VR and true to form of classic Borderlands.
Get Virtually Rich: Borderlands VR brings shoot-and-loot
mechanics to VR with bazillions of procedurally-generated guns and
gear, each with their own capabilities and modifiers.
Procedurally-generated shields, grenades, relics, class mods and more
round out your Vault Hunter’s arsenal for maximum power and mayhem.
Borderlands 2 VR will be available on December 14, 2018
for the PlayStation®VR. Borderlands 2 VR is rated M for
Mature by the ESRB and is single-player only.
For more information, please visit the official
Borderlands web site, follow Borderlands
and join the conversation using the hashtag #BL2VR, become a fan of Borderlands
and subscribe to the Borderlands channel on YouTube.
For more information, please visit www.borderlandsthegame.com.
2K is a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software,
Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
About Borderlands 2
Developed by Gearbox Software, Borderlands 2 has sold-in
over 18 million units worldwide, won more than 55 editorial awards and
is the critically acclaimed sequel to the breakout original that
invented a new genre, the FPS/RPG hybrid known as “shooter-looter.” Borderlands
2 features genre defining characters and skill trees, diverse
environments, missions and enemies, as well as weapons and equipment
with more personality than ever before.
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interactive entertainment based in Frisco, Texas. It was founded in 1999
by game industry veterans, and its first release was Half-Life: Opposing
Force. Since then, the company has become widely known for successful
game franchises including Brothers in Arms, Borderlands, and Battleborn,
as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. For more
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