Borderlands Collection Announced For PS4, Xbox One

Gearbox today announced that the last two Borderlands games will be making their way to next-gen consoles in the Borderlands: Handsome Collection.

The bundle packs fully remastered versions of the co-op fan favorite Borderlands 2 and the recently released moon-centric Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel optimized specifically for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Both games will be included together on a single disc, and will come jam-packed with a ton of DLC add-ons (pretty much every add-on for both games is included). Oddly enough the first Borderlands game is MIA, probably because it’s harder to port because it’s so old.

Also for the “first time ever in a Borderlands game” this next-gen collection will feature 4-player couch co-op play.

After the travesty that is The Halo: Master Chief Collection, we’ve seen what can happen when a whole bunch of content gets remastered and jammed on a single disc. Let’s hope that Gearbox doesn’t go down this road, and that the 4-player co-op works as intended.

The question remains: how many last-gen games will be resurrected to make a tidy profit on new-gen ports? How many times will gamers be encouraged to re-buy games they already have?

Is this the true motivation for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 not supporting backwards compatibility?

We know that both next-gen systems have dramatically different x86 architecture that prevents older games from being played, but sometimes it genuinely feels like companies are just re-hashing every popular game to bolster the dry months of game releases.

borderlands claptrap

This collector’s edition comes with your very own Claptrap, but you’ll have to shell out $399 to snag him.

And what remastered port would be complete without an overpriced limited collector’s edition?

The Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Claptrap-in-a-box Edition (aye what a mouthful) delivers your very own uni-wheeled robot. Yes, that’s right, you get a remote-controlled Claptrap that can zoom around the room and repeat iconic phrases straight out of the game.

Plus the little robutt has a built-in webcam that streams live-action video feeds right to your phone. Neat. The edition also comes with 12 lithographs and a handsome steel case.

But the Claptrap-in-a-box edition is $399. Ouch. Gearbox affirms that this is an “extremely limited run”, tacked at just 5,000 worldwide units. Still I don’t see many people picking this one up.

The Borderlands: Handsome Collection is slated to release on March 27, 2015 on Xbox One and PlayStation for $59.99.

Here’s a list of the extras that are included in the collection–be forewarned, the list is pretty long.

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)