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PS Vita Slim Borderlands 2 bundle hits North America in spring

Monday, 10th February 2014 22:29 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The new, slimmer PlayStation Vita arrives in North America in just a few months at most, bundled with Gearbox’s first portable take on the Borderlands universe.

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The limited edition bundle was announced for a northern spring release at a Sony even in Los Angeles this afternoon, according to Polygon. It will go for $199 and include an 8GB memory card.

This is the first time we’ve really heard anything about the Vita version of Borderlands 2 since it was first announced, with SCE America marketing boss John Koller revealing it has four-player co-op and will ship with six DLC packs – Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, Psycho Character Class, Mechromancer Character Class, Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1, and the Collector’s Edition Pack.

Perhaps most delightfully, Borderlands 2 Vita will support cross-save with the PS3 version – meaning you can pick up where you left odd when switching between platforms.

The Vita 2000, which arrived in Japan last year and launched in the UK last week, is smaller and lighter and uses an LED screen rather than the original’s famous OLED effort. Matt said the difference is noticeable side-by-side, but that on it sown the slim Vita’s screen is great.

In the UK, the original Vita model is “almost sold out”; we’re yet to hear anything about North American stock situation but as the new version is launching it’s also likely to be thin on the ground stateside.

Although Sony’s release date for game and console is vague, 2K did recently tweet that Borderlands 2 Vita would release on March 18 – a date it later retracted as erroneous.

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6 Comments

  1. Legendaryboss

    That was unexpected, it can’t be a crap port if they are bundling it. Well…

    #1 7 months ago
  2. diego-rbb-93

    Are we sure thats all the DLC released? I swear something was left out…

    #2 7 months ago
  3. Brenna Hillier

    @diego-rbb-93 yeah, the “all” was a typo. The latest packs aren’t included.

    #3 7 months ago
  4. Dragon

    Better than what I expected. 6 DLC packs, cross save, and most importantly, a 199$ only bundle with the game and 8gb card. Tremendous value.
    Although we need some details on the game.

    #4 7 months ago
  5. digmouse

    It’s missing two story DLCs in Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt and Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep.

    #5 7 months ago
  6. thegrimmling

    I live in North America, the Vita 1000 series still seems in my area to be in ample supply, The only oddity is that the WiFi and 3G/WiFi models sell for the same price. It turns into a crap-shoot what model you get at GameStop when they bring it from the backroom.

    My only question si when Boarderland2 is coming on Vita, what will it include, and what it will cost?

    I avoided on PS+ seeing that is the base game, but want to play it at the best cost-value to content. In love GOTY editions with everything!

    #6 7 months ago

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