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'Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel' taking next-gen step

Last year's sci-fi comedy shooter "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel" is being prepared for a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One re-release as part of "Borderlands: The Handsome Collection."

tech reviews Updated: Jan 22, 2015 11:48 IST

Last year's sci-fi comedy shooter "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel" is being prepared for a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One re-release as part of "Borderlands: The Handsome Collection."

With its adjective referring to nutjob antagonist Handsome Jack, "The Handsome Collection" contains both "Borderlands 2" and "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel."

Promising a complete remaster of the original games, plus all Season Pass and other post-release content for "Borderlands 2" and "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel," "Borderlands: The Handsome Collection" also boasts four-player splitscreen instead of the previously proposed two-way split.



The increase in same-screen headcount means that players can do away with online access altogether, if they can get their posse of loot-hunting friends in the same room instead.

Players of the PlayStation 4 version will be able to import any pre-existing game saves from the PlayStation 3 or handheld Vita, and likewise for transfers between Xbox One and Xbox 360.

And for those who like to spend over and above the compilation's $59.99 retail price, there's a typically, self-consciously overblown special edition going for $399, a 5,000-copy-run Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition that includes a remote-controlled monowheeled robot.

"Borderlands: The Handsome Collection" is to release March 24, 2015 in North American regions and March 27 internationally.