Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Hits PS4 on March 24th

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Hits PS4 on March 24th

Ever since we announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, nearly every fan I’ve heard from at trade shows, on Twitter, in the comments, or on the forums has asked one question: when is it coming to PS4? Well, we appreciate your patience, and today we have some good news for all of you: not only are we bringing The Pre-Sequel to PS4 on March 24th, but Borderlands 2 is coming along with it! Both titles will be available in one package as Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for $59.99.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

The Handsome Collection has both games running in gorgeous HD and looking pretty damn great, at a resolution and performance level never before seen in Borderlands on consoles. Beyond that, The Handsome Collection also has another cool first for Borderlands: four-player split-screen! Yup, four friends can hang out on the couch and play in split-screen on a single TV with The Handsome Collection, in Borderlands 2 or The Pre-Sequel.

Have you already started Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and/or Borderlands 2 on PS3 or Borderlands 2 PS Vita? Don’t worry: using cross-save functionality, you’ll be able to transfer your save to and from PS4 to pick up right where you left off, along with your leveled-up character, Badass Rank, and everything else you worked so hard for.

Borderlands: The Handsome CollectionBorderlands: The Handsome Collection

But what about the DLC? Well, that’s all included, too. Yup, The Handsome Collection includes ALL of the add-on content for both Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel, which is a heck of a lot of stuff. To give you an idea of just how much we’ve stuffed into that little box, here’s a list of everything you’ll get in addition to the base games:

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

Borderlands 2

  • 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)

Back when Borderlands 2 came out in 2012, it launched alongside a pretty extravagant Collector’s Edition that some of you might have been able to snag. With Borderlands 2 and all of its add-on content coming to next-gen, we knew we had to top ourselves. And so, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection will receive an extremely limited Collector’s Edition, the Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition!

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

Limited to only 5,000 units worldwide, the Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition includes a remote controlled Claptrap steward bot that you’ll control with a companion app from your iOS or Android device. You’ll be able to play voice samples of some of Claptrap’s most iconic lines and look through a camera to see where Claptrap is headed, all while you control his every move (while balancing on one wheel)! The Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition also includes 12 really cool exclusive Vault Hunter lithographs, and a collectible steel case. It’ll be available for $399 at participating retailers, and we recommend getting a move on it if you’re interested — we don’t expect these to last long.

Lastly, we’ll be talking more about The Handsome Collection during our panels at PAX South this week, and I hope we’ll see some of you in San Antonio. Even if you can’t make it, stay tuned for more details leading up to launch.

See you on Pandora and Elpis!

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  • Sony stop being lazy and release new in stop porting stuff it’s not a good look

  • i have a friday and saturday pass for pax south, i would love to demo the ps4 version this weekend……fingers extra crossed!

  • YES! So glad I didn’t play BL2 or Pre-Sequel! Now I can pick up the definitive version! I personally don’t mind these remasters. It’s more games to play. No one’s forcing anyone to buy these. I say the more the merrier.

    @trinidad121

    You do know Gearbox is the one that makes these games not Sony right?

  • I could not care less about Borderlands series. But I feel happy about tons of players who asked for this to happen. :)

  • One person at least on each of these forums adds the comment hey Sony and something about what Sony should do. Sony is not making the game and I am sure had little to nothing to do with this decision.

    Anyway the reason they likely are making this pack probably has more to do with the fans that sold their previous generation consoles and have been asking for it to come to the next gen. Porting the PC version to the new consoles saves some money in doing so, while also giving devoted fans a chance to play again with slightly better graphics. They are including all the Pre-Sequal which also means new fans might bite a little easier. It’s not bad.

  • Ports of old PC games and ports of PS3 games… Welcome to current gen…

    **I always thought that people upgraded their systems to you know, play new games, not old ones. Can’t wait until Bloodborne though.

  • borderlands 1, 2 , pre-sequel = autobuy

  • @5…your whiney posts makes zero sense….These remasters don;t stop new games from being made, which take time, the order and bloodborne are around the corner, this effects them in no way. More games is never a bad thing.

  • @51..this is 2k not sony you know this right??? How are they being lazy??? All there studios are working on PS4 games, get a clue. Bloodborne and the order are weeks away.

  • I have never really played any of the Borderlands games. I mean, I got the first two for free but I didn’t have the motivation to play it because, well, I don’t have the DLC. I might pick this one up but it’s weird that you guys didn’t include the first game. Not so handsome collection, eh?

  • @46….Bloodborne and the order are right around the corner, and people dont just play exclusives…Exclusives dont come out that often any generation. The industry thrives on multiplatform releases. Stop whining.

  • will it include a code for BL2 on Vita?

    will the games play in stereo 3D on 3DTVs?

  • Meh, Stereoscopic 3D support, or no sale. Thanks anyway. I can get this used for $20 like I did the other PS4 games 8 months from now on ebay. Let me guess, no actual manual inside the case either? blech… this generation of gaming is unexciting, and unrewarding.

    The only great things thus far this entire generation for PS4 was Killzone, inFamous, Knack, and P.T. Demo, and sadly I had to wait to get the first three on sale for $20 each on ebay due to no 3D support or manuals in the cases. I will most likely do the same with P.T. (Silent Hills) unless the real game is as freaky as the demo, which somehow I doubt it will be looking at the footage at the end of the demo. I can see this generation of gaming being nothing but ebay sales for $20 each, and nothing worth buying to collect since nothing has manuals nor 3D support for an exciting extra added depth to the gameplay. I also guess that the only digital games I will get will be Trine and Super Stardust HD, for having stereoscopic 3D in them.

  • Yep, i want this.

    I’ll get to play the Pre-Sequel, have its DLC, and have Borderlands 2 and all of its DLC, so i can go back and play someday, on my console of choice. Good deal.

  • Wow thats cool i paid 60 bucks for the pre sequel less then a year ago and paid for the season pass and u relaunch it with all the dlc and another game with all its dlc for the price of what i paid for a “last gen” game i love rebuying the same games over and over this “next gen” sucks i want to play NEW ****ing games not the same **** i played and payed for already wtf

  • What really would have been awesome would be to have all of the games together, including the first one. On top of this, perhaps a Master Chief Collection style playlist of missions that allows the gamer to play the games in the order in which the events actually happen. I would love that! It seems like this edition of the game is lacking in the full Borderlands experience, even with the huge amount of DLC.

  • While the number of these remasters won’t prevent new releases, they will compete with them for shelf space at your local retailers.

    So on one hand it may be more difficult to find new releases if they’ve been decided against by stores in favor of these relatively sure-thing remasters.

    On the other hand, more retail games in general could mean lower prices since stores must always make space for new products regardless of what they are.

    Food for thought anyway.

  • You call THAT a Handsome Collection ? Lame

  • remember jack was not in borderlands 1.still im looking forward to this very much

  • What retailers will carry the Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition?

    • Amazon has already sold out, but more will be going up on other retailers soon. Check @Gearboxsoftware and @Borderlands on Twitter and we’ll update as often as we can.

  • And I just bought BL2 on the PS3 not too long ago. Don’t know about anyone else, but I’m getting sick of all these ports because it makes me feel like I wasted my money. Gonna have to pass on this one.

  • Will it be available for preorder this weekend so the discount can be used?

  • This is amazing news! As someone who has wanted to get into the series + has 3 brothers this seems like the best opportunity to do it. I really hope that 4 player split screen works well.

  • This looks like a great collection, to be sure, but I am going to have to pass. When I played the first Borderlands for PS3, I really wanted to like it. However, as an old-school gamer, I’ve just never been able to develop a feel for first person shooters. There are plenty of other great games out there where my money will be better spent.

  • The reason why Borderlands 1 is not included is because it is the “Handsome Collection,” games only featuring Handsome Jack.

  • personally,I am super excited for this!

  • if you want borderlands 1 go to steam.

    but still this bundle i may get a PS4… cause of 4 player couch co-op…

  • SOOOOOO excited!! Can’r wait to play these classics on next gen!! Can you provide any more details about the claptrap robot in the $400 edition??

  • Why are people complaining? Don’t buy it if you don’t want it. I didn’t play the Pre-Sequel and I will continue my PS Vita game save for Borderlands 2 on this. Plus Share Play makes this even better :D

  • That Claptrap edition looks cool, but too expensive. I was going to get them for PS3, but might just wait now.

  • @45 You got my number wrong :P As for games the support 2nd player trophies the only two I’ve had work is The Playroom and Diablo 3.

    @48 What?! haha, sorry that I believe the PS4 should have a feature the 360 had since launch in 2005! One of the reason I went with Playstation first this generation was because they finally had this features. Silly me to think they’ll support it (or force developers to use it).

    Spending 60 bucks of LBP3 just to have it crash on me left and right while my wife wasn’t able to have the full experience as I did with that gleeful sound of trophies popping isn’t fun. I guess we’ll go through it again on her side of the PS4 though. This feature may not mean anything to you, but it does to others and they aren’t happy about it.

  • is it 60fps or 30fps???!!!!!

  • Already an insta-buy for me. These are really the kind of game packages I love to spend money on. THANK YOU for adding local 4-player co-op, I will be able to host all sorts of game nights with this!

    Just out of curiosity, why was borderlands 1 omitted?

  • Are console users going to get some equivalent to the PhysX particles this time around? They gave the PC version oodles more personality as compared to consoles.

  • Nice to finally see them include all the DLC for Borderlands 2 in a retail set. The GOTY for 2 was pretty shameless to only include some of the DLC.

    I have a feeling there’s going to be a bunch of DLC released for the presequel after this comes out just like with the GOTY. I don’t understand why Gearbox can’t release a full, all-in-one edition that includes everything like pretty much every other company out there. Hate the nickel and diming.

    Found this little bit of text on gearbox’s site:

    *Includes all available downloadable content for Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as of March 24, 2015.” The as of March 24, 2015 bit sounds like more DLC will be incoming after release. Sigh…

  • I secured my copy for the PS4 of the $400 copy. I do really find it unfair that theirs people who are working and don’t know about this or don’t have a facebook and Twitter account. Also the ppl who buy more than one and sell it on eBay to make a profit on it. You gotta be really desperate for cash to make a profit to make money off a companies product and take away from the other customers. I hope Gearbox would produce more limited editions and let the people who couldn’t get it receive the joy of annoying claptrap roaming around the house.

  • What a fantastic package- sign me up!

  • Man I just bought the prequal sequal for ps3

  • I would like to know if the PS4 version of Borderlands2 & Pre-Sequal have their own trophy list, separate from the PS3/Vita trophy list. I got hyped and bought Borderlands2 on the Vita expecting to get another Platinum, but that didn’t happen.

  • Seen some really idiotic post on this new topic. Being able to play games from the previous gens is not only beneficial but should be expected at the point in gaming. Anyway i really hope their is a way to carry saves over but most likely these games can tide me over till Mortal Kombat 10 comes out.

  • Goldfarb, BEYOND!

  • I don’t imagine any tweaks were made to Borderlands 2, so I expect what passed for “scaling difficulty” is probably still a broken mess in the late game.

    Trudged three characters through that broken code to OP8. Can’t recommend anybody else play beyond the first run through the game.

  • I have been looking forward to a current-gen BL title for some time now, even if it is just remakes. After putting countless hours into BL2 on 360, and TPS on PC, will there be any way to transfer those saves to ps4?

  • oh meh gerd yus!!!!! haha oh man this is awesome!!!!!

  • So Andrew what happened to NOT releasing TPS on next gen? You all at Gearbox said as much months back.Was this a ploy to get people to buy it on last gen knowing full well that you all were going to release on nextgen and double dip your customers? Very decitful on Gearboxes part for sure.After pulling that stuff with ACM people shouldnt trust anything that comes out of your company.Blizzard brought us cross platform save transfers for Diablo 3 ROS but Gearbox cant? I will pass since you all cant figure that 1 out.

  • Will this be available on the Playstation Store?
    Please say yes

  • Thanks Andrew for this excellent news!! As a proud owner of the BL2 ULC edition on PS3, I can honestly say my purchase did not disappoint. BL2 is easily in my top 3 games of last gen.

    I put off buying the Pre Sequel only to hope for this announcement. No offense, but I’m glad I waited.

    My only question for you is if the Pre Sequel will be able to be purchased without BL2? I can’t wait to play 1.5 :)

  • this looks amazing! One question, though: will the DLC be on-disc?

  • Awesome. I cannot wait. Don’t listen to the negative posts. This will be huge and a lot of people are excited.

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