Borderlands 2 Officially Announced, Set for Release Next Year

Maximum PC Staff

After dropping enough hints to fill up the original Borderlands' entire gun roster, Gearbox has finally stopped being coy. Borderlands is officially getting a sequel. Will there be more guns? Click past the break for the shocking (read: not shocking) answer!

“Combining invention and evolution, Borderlands 2 features all new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story,” said Gearbox's announcement . “Players will reveal secrets, and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe as they adventure across the unexplored new areas of Pandora.”

So basically, it's a videogame sequel. But that's definitely not a bad thing in this case. Borderlands was a noggin-blasting, OCD-sating good time in its own right, but the game's wasteland sort of lived up to its name – and not in a good way. Point is, there was plenty of untapped potential, and Borderlands 2 is shooting to realize it.

The game's getting a full reveal at Gamescom next week, and it's set for launch sometime in 2012. To tide you over, though, here's this video of Claptrap dancing . Just remember, folks, he's dancing. He's dancing .

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