2K and Gearbox Software today announced “Borderlands: The Handsome Collection,” bringing the critically-acclaimed series to next-gen consoles for the first time and offering the complete story of the franchise’s most iconic villain, Handsome Jack. “The Handsome Collection” includes Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with all of the downloadable content for both titles amounting to over $100 of value on prior-gen consoles, but now with the high performance and graphical fidelity of next-gen consoles for only $59.99. “The Handsome Collection” will launch in North America on March 24, 2015, and internationally on March 27, 2015, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
For the first time on a console, players can experience Borderlands 2 and/or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in HD – looking better than ever before. With “The Handsome Collection,”Borderlands fans can also continue their adventure right where they left off by transferring their saved files to the next-gen consoles with new cross-save functionality. After hours of shooting-n-looting in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on prior gen consoles, players can carry their leveled-up characters and Badass Rank over to “The Handsome Collection.” Additionally, up to four players can play together on a single television with four-player split screen – another first for the franchise.
“The Handsome Collection gives players the opportunity to experience the full arc of Handsome Jack’s rise and fall, from his not-so-humble beginnings on Elpis to becoming the tyrannical Hyperion CEO on Pandora, all in one value-packed bundle,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “This collection marks the Borderlands franchise’s official move to the next-gen platforms, and we’re proud to offer our fans the ability to continue playing with the characters they’ve built as they carry on adventuring in The Handsome Collection.”
2K and Gearbox Software also announced a very limited collector’s edition, the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition, which will include everything in “The Handsome Collection” as well as a remote controlled Claptrap steward robot, a collectible steel case, and 12 exclusive lithographs. The Claptrap steward robot is controlled through a smartphone app and can move in all directions while balancing on one wheel. The Claptrap can also say lines in character and live stream video to a mobile device through his eye.
The “Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition” is limited to only 5,000 units worldwide and is available to pre-order starting today at participating retailers for $399.