It was only yesterday that we brought the news that Borderlands 2‘s first (of a proposed four) story expansions had been discovered by clever PC gamers, and now it appears that discovery has spurned developer Gearbox Software into officially announcing the DLC. In fact, rather than leave gamers waiting long for more content, Gearbox has announced this next expansion will be releasing in the now vacant Mechromancer (that new class released yesterday) release date, October 16th.
As the PC gamers revealed, the expansion for Borderlands 2 will be called ‘Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty.’ Though the DLC is said to include new story elements and characters — presumably one named Captain Scarlett — Gearbox has yet to provide concrete details in that respect.
Additionally, Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford, who has been trying to keep the focus on Borderlands 2 DLC since talk of Borderlands 3 started circulating, the DLC will also introduce players to a new locale called Oasis. As Pitchford describes it, Oasis more closely resembles “Tatooine than an ocean.” And, just to keep the Star Wars connection alive, the DLC will also reportedly introduce a new sand skiff vehicle for players to explore Oasis on.
To help gamers get a better sense for the environments and character designs in Captain Scarlett, Gearbox has also released a couple of screenshots from the DLC, including a decent look at the game’s virtual box art. Stylistically it’s nothing out of the ordinary for Borderlands (one of our nitpicks in our Borderlands 2 review), but like the first game’s DLC the promise of more whimsical story beats, and more loot (of course), should have gamers excited.
Those looking to pick up Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty next week can do so on all three platforms for $9.99. Or, for anyone that purchased the Borderlands 2 Season Pass, it will simply unlock on the 16th.
Will you be downloading Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty next week? Based on the images what do you think of the direction Gearbox is headed with this first piece of story-based DLC?
Borderlands 2 — Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty releases October 16, 2012 for the PS3, PC, and Xbox 360.
Source: Associated Press