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Borderlands Announced For October 20

If you didn't realize it, Gearbox Software's Borderlands was in existence at this year's E3, and the developer said this "role-playing shooter" was on track for an October release. They couldn't, however, confirm that date at the time.

Well, now it seems as if the game will hit the desired launch target: as GameSpot reports, 2K Games has announced that Borderlands will launch for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 20 and three days later in the UK, mainland Europe, Australia, and other territories. Of course, this puts it within one week of the massively anticipated Uncharted 2: Among Thieves; Naughty Dog nailed down the release date for that bad boy just a few days ago. However, 2K Games president Christoph Hartmann isn't concerned at all:

"I don't think we have to be afraid of competition or shy of what's out there. I think this holiday season is a little bit lighter in triple-A games than last year. It's actually a good holiday to put something out. ... There's always risk and opportunity. The risk is you have a hard time standing out against established IP. The opportunity is you have a lot of traffic here and it can be a much bigger product at retail than it would be otherwise."

When we first heard about this stylish, creative title, it was a couple years ago and the only description we had was, "Mad Max meets Diablo." Supposedly, the game will have more weapons than any other video game in history; over 500,000 may be randomly generated throughout the expansive world. But the game went through some major visual overhauls and it missed its "late 2008" estimated release early on, so everyone began to wonder how things were faring on the development side. Well, things must've gone well in recent months, because it's now on track for that anticipated fall release.

Related Game(s): Borderlands

7/22/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

huskerfan_101
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 @ 10:12:49 PM
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I'm very pleased I was thinking it wouldn't be out this year. Then, I heard November, and now its October. I love coop games and the coop on this game looks to be cool.

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The_Struggler
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 @ 10:13:36 PM
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Looks great! Can't wait to start playing around with all those different weapons.

Bit of and unrelated topic: Castle Crashers has been confirmed for PSN!

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King James
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 1:21:53 AM

That was probably the exclusive xbox game Ben reported earlier, i bet.

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sunspider13
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 2:05:44 AM

Great! I loved Alien Hominid and I've been looking forward to it.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 @ 10:31:47 PM
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i am excited bout this game, its always intrigued me but will i have the money? looks good though!

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Kangasfwa
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 @ 11:06:59 PM
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This news just made my day.

Last edited by Kangasfwa on 7/22/2009 11:07:11 PM

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King James
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 1:10:43 AM
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Damn! Its coming out the same day as Dragon Age. This could cause problems. That 2k guy Christoph is wrong. This year is far worse than last year. October, alone, has 6 must-play games. Last holiday season, I only bought like 6 games.

I'm gonna be SSSSOOOOOOOO broke and inside the house this Fall/Winter and now looks like into the Spring too. The early 2010 line-up is getting crowded too.

FYI: Gearbox stopped by X-Play today. They did a hands-on preview. Check g4tv's website for 2 videos of live gameplay with 4-player co-op!

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King James
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 1:51:44 AM

Oh and I almost forgot:

Who's playing Borderlands with me?

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killzone100
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 2:35:26 PM

me me me!!!

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Alienange
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 9:49:35 PM

I'll be there James. Hail to the king baby!

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DGo8
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 3:44:49 AM
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Hmmm i might have you buy...but uncharted comes first lol..

Unrelated Tocpic: Check the web for the new nightmare on elm street pictures

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___________
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 5:07:42 AM
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nice to see a game getting a release so close to the US date.
sony hasent mentioned a europe or AU date for uncharted 2 yet, i hope were getting it not to long after.
if it is out more than 7 days later than the US, than ebay here i come.
with express shipping i can have it here in a few days, ive waited 2 years almost for this thats long enough.
any news on offline co-op for borderlands?
i know you can do online co-op,like 90% of games these days.
but what if we actually see our friends and invite them over from time to time.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 8:25:18 AM
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When he said there is a lack of AAA games coming out I think what he ment to say was there was a lack of multiplatform AAA games coming out, cause I know I'll be spending more money on ps3 games this year than last

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CH1N00K
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 8:45:15 AM
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SO Mad Max meets Diablo? Umm Fallout? but I like those kind of games so I may have to check this one out.

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Alienange
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @ 9:52:10 PM
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Played Uncharted today for the first time. Uh... wow. I fail for not having bought this game sooner.

Aaaanyways, Borderlands is not a day one buy for me, but if the reviews start popping up with the kind of things I like to hear, well, I'll be testing those 500k weapons sooner than later.

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Natalisrubbish
Friday, July 24, 2009 @ 10:04:02 AM
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This looks pretty decent from what I have seen, I'll probably pick it up eventually.

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