Following a reveal event at PAX in Boston last week, developer Gearbox Software announced today that Borderlands 3 will be released on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Windows on September 13. The much-anticipated new entry in the open-world action RPG series will have to compete against heavy hitters like Gears 5 or the rumoured Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4, though the loot shooter won’t exactly play in the same category.
“Like previous Borderlands games, Borderlands 3 casts you in the role of a Vault Hunter—a treasure-seeking badass with access to powerful abilities that violently complement the game’s seemingly never-ending arsenal of apocaliscious weapons,” explained Gearbox Software in the announcement post. “The Borderlands are under threat; the fanatical Calypso Twins are uniting the bandit clans and attempting to claim the galaxy’s ultimate power, and only you can stop them.”
Borderlands 3 is already available to pre-order on the Xbox Store, and there are three editions to choose from:
- The Standard Edition of Borderlands 3 ($59.99)
- The Deluxe Edition ($79.99), which includes five additional bonus packs
- The Super Deluxe Edition ($99.99), which includes all Deluxe Edition content plus the game’s Season Pass
In addition to the Borderlands 3 news, Gearbox Software is releasing today Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, a remastered version of the original game released in 2009. The remaster is Xbox One X Enhanced with 4K Ultra HD and HDR support, and it's a $29.99 purchase on the Xbox Store (owners of the Steam PC version will get the Game of the Year Edition for free). The Xbox One bundle Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, which includes Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is also getting free Ultra HD Texture Packs for Xbox One X owners today.