So, now we've all got the execrable Duke Nukem Forever out of ours minds we can perhaps forgive 2k and Gearbox and say "Huzza! Borderlands 2 is coming!"
Or maybe we want to look sternly and reserve judgement as the two companies announce:
"the sequel to the extravasplosive breakout hit, Borderlands
, is currently in development at world-renowned developer Gearbox Software."
As we're not in marketing, we're not sure what a 'breakout hit' actually is. 2k explains that, "Combining invention and evolution, Borderlands 2
features all new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story. Players will reveal secrets, and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe as they adventure across the unexplored new areas of Pandora."
The game will be on show at Gamescom 2011 from August 17 – August 21, and at PAX Prime (Booth #3417) from August 26 – August 28. Full details are here.