How would you like to spend 30 dollars on 40 dollars of content before any of said content is even released? That exciting prospect has become a reality thanks to 2K Games's decision to offer a season pass for their upcoming, Gearbox developed, looter-and-shooter, Borderlands 2.
The content itself will consist of four separate campaigns that will offer several new hours of content including new characters and environments. By themselves, each will cost $9.99/800 MSP but buy a season pass for $29.99/2400 MSP and you can get all for for free as soon as they come out. Furthermore, 2K Games says all four will be available by June 2013.
In other DLC news, those that pre-order Borderlands 2 from participating retailers will become automatic members of the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club. That perk nets gamers access to the Gearbox Gun Pack, a Golden Key, the Vault Hunter's Relic, and the much-talked about fifth character class - the Mechromancer. Note that these pre-order items are not part of the season pass.
For more details, follow the jump. Borderlands 2 hits stores on September 18th.
And if I can get editorial for a moment, this season pass deal seems like, to borrow from comedian Bill Bailey, killing 14 ostriches with 9 stones.
2K Games Announces Borderlands®2 Season Pass for Upcoming Add-On Content
New York, NY – August 30, 2012
Season Pass to include four diverse, engrossing campaigns
– 2K Games and Gearbox Software announced today that Borderlands®2 will offer four brand new add-on content campaigns following the release of Borderlands 2 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. These four add-on content campaigns will each feature several hours of gameplay and introduce new adventures, allies, enemies and environments. They will retail individually for $9.99 (PlayStation®Network) / 800 MS Points (Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network) / $9.99 (PC). The Borderlands 2 Season Pass will grant access to all four of these add-on content campaigns as they become commercially available. The Borderlands 2 Season Pass will be available for purchase when Borderlands 2 is available on September 18, 2012.
The Borderlands 2 Season Pass includes $39.96 of add-on content and will be available for $29.99 (PlayStation®Network) / 2400 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE) / $29.99 (PC). Once purchased, the Borderlands 2 Season Pass enables gamers to download all of the announced add-on content campaigns for free as they become available on the PlayStation®Network, Xbox LIVE and PC. All four add-on content campaigns are scheduled to be available by June 2013.
Gamers who pre-order Borderlands 2 from participating retailers will gain access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club, allowing them to download the Gearbox Gun Pack, a Golden Key, the Vault Hunter’s Relic and an all-new fifth character class, the Mechromancer. The Gearbox Gun Pack is a collection of unique guns to help players begin their journey on Pandora. The Golden Key is used to unlock a rare in-game item in the mysterious Golden Loot Chest found in the town of Sanctuary. The Vault Hunter’s Relic is an in-game item that boosts players’ gear-hunting fortune while playing solo or teaming up with friends. The Mechromancer character class will be available following the launch of Borderlands 2 once development of the character is complete. For those who do not pre-order Borderlands 2, the Mechromancer will be available for purchase at a later date. The Mechromancer character class and other preorder items are not included in the Borderlands 2 Season Pass. To pre-order Borderlands 2 please visit www.borderlands2.com/preorder
Borderlands 2 will be available in North America on September 18, 2012, and internationally on September 21, 2012. Borderlands 2 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on Borderlands 2 please visit http://www.borderlands2.com
* Xbox LIVE, PlayStation®Network or Steam account and Internet connection required. Copy of Borderlands 2 required for play.
2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).