Borderlands 2, the sequel to (you guessed it) Borderlands has gone gold and is off to the presses. Gearbox has announced that they have now shifted their focus to DLC following the completion of the game.
The first of the DLC is a new character class, the Necromancer, along with some addtional treats, is planned to arrive “roughly 60 to 90 days after launch”.
If you pre-order the game at a participating retailer before its launch (18 September in North America and 21 September Internationally), you will be given Premier Club membership, which gets you the Necromancer DLC for free.
Today, we have some exciting new to share about Borderlands 2 — the game is headed to certification!
This means that the game’s on-disc content has been locked down and will be thoroughly tested to ensure it is ready for release -– in other words, the game is finished and we cannot make any further changes to the game. As such, the team is now shifting their focus towards post-launch efforts, including the Mechromancer: the new character class that will be released as FREE downloadable content to members of the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club roughly 60 to 90 days after launch.
The Mechromancer is just one of the many bonuses for members of the Premiere Club, which can be joined by pre-ordering Borderlands 2 from a participating retailer in advance of its release on September 18 in North America and September 21 Internationally. For a list of those participating retailers and more details about Premiere Club benefits, please visit our Borderlands 2 FAQ and borderlands2.com/preorder
On behalf of everyone involved in the development of Borderlands 2, thank you for your love and support — your passion for what we create is what fuels our effort!