Don’t think you’re going to be rattling through Borderlands 2 in five minutes. The shooter sequel’s going to last nearly 60 hours on a single play-through, if Gearbox comments are to be believed.
“What we like to think about it is, Borderlands is a hobby. Some guide guys just did a playthrough of Borderlands 2 and they reported back to us that it takes 58 hours to play through the campaign – and that’s just one playthrough with one character,” Gearbox marketing VP Steve Gibson told Gamerzines.
“We look at it as a hobby, and that isn’t even counting the new Badass Points system and how that’ll affect every character you do. We want it to feel like you get more for your money. We’re happy for people to pay their money once and feel that they get ongoing value.”
Borderlands 2, which features four new characters and many new features of the shooter-RPG original, is emerging as one of the most anticipated games of 2012. It releases on September 18 in the US and September 21 in Europe.