Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Comes to PS4 & Xbox One in March 2015

January 20, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

Putting an end to the question of when Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel would wind up on the new consoles, 2K and Gearbox announced Borderlands: The Handsome Collection today, which releases on March 24 in North America and March 27 in Europe for $59.99.

Inside the Collection is both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, along with all of the DLC for both titles as of March 24, 2015 – a total of over $100. While full specs weren’t given, Gearbox says it will have the “high performance and graphical fidelity of next-gen consoles” at a “resolution and performance level never before seen in Borderlands on consoles.” Additionally, the Handsome Collection features four-player split-screen.

For those of you who already have a Borderlands 2 save file on PS3/PS Vita or a Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel save file on PS3, you can transfer it to PS4 via cross-save. As Gearbox explains, “Cross-save functionality must be between same console family. e.g., Xbox 360 to Xbox One or PlayStation 3/Vita to PlayStation 4.”

2K President Christoph Hartmann talked about Borderlands on the new consoles:

The Handsome Collection gives players the opportunity to experience the full arc of Handsome Jack’s rise and fall, from his not-so-humble beginnings on Elpis to becoming the tyrannical Hyperion CEO on Pandora, all in one value-packed bundle. This collection marks the Borderlands franchise’s official move to the next-gen platforms, and we’re proud to offer our fans the ability to continue playing with the characters they’ve built as they carry on adventuring in The Handsome Collection.

Here’s a look at all the DLC included inside the Handsome Collection:

Borderlands 2

  • Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty (campaign add-on)
  • Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage (campaign add-on)
  • Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt (campaign add-on)
  • Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep (campaign add-on)
  • The Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack (level cap increase)
  • Gaige the Mechromancer (playable class)
  • Krieg the Psycho (playable class)
  • Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge (level cap increase & challenge arena)
  • Creature Slaughter Dome (challenge arena)
  • T.K. Baha’s Bloody Harvest (Headhunter Pack)
  • The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler (Headhunter Pack)
  • How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day (Headhunter Pack)
  • Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre (Headhunter Pack)
  • Sir Hammerlock vs. the Son of Crawmerax (Headhunter Pack)

Character Customization Packs

  • Collector’s Edition Pack
  • Commando Madness Pack
  • Commando Supremacy Pack
  • Commando Domination Pack
  • Siren Madness Pack
  • Siren Supremacy Pack
  • Siren Domination Pack
  • Gunzerker Madness Pack
  • Gunzerker Supremacy Pack
  • Gunzerker Domination Pack
  • Mechromancer Madness Pack
  • Mechromancer Supremacy Pack
  • Mechromancer Domination Pack
  • Assassin Madness Pack
  • Assassin Supremacy Pack
  • Assassin Domination Pack
  • Mechromancer Steampunk Slayer Pack
  • Gunzerker Dapper Gent Pack
  • Psycho Dark Psyche Pack
  • Psycho Madness Pack
  • Psycho Supremacy Pack
  • Psycho Domination Pack
  • Siren Glitter and Gore Pack
  • Commando Haggard Hunter Pack
  • Assassin Stinging Blade Pack
  • Mechromancer Beatmaster Pack
  • Gunzerker Greasy Grunt Pack
  • Psycho Party Pack
  • Siren Learned Warrior Pack
  • Commando Devilish Good Looks Pack
  • Assassin Cl0ckw0rk Pack

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

  • Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack (playable class)
  • Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught (level cap increase & challenge arena)
  • Shock Drop Slaughter Pit (challenge arena)
  • Upcoming Season Pass Content (playable class)
  • Upcoming Season Pass Content (campaign add-on)

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Finally, if $60 is too little to spend on a new game, Gearbox is also bringing out the $399/€349.95 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition at select retailers (only 5,000 will be available worldwide), which includes the game, a remote-controlled Claptrap steward robot, a collectible steel case, and 12 exclusive lithographs.

Controlled through the iOS/Android ClaptrApp, the robot can move in all directions while balancing on one wheel, say lines in character, and live stream video to a mobile device through his eye.

Are you going to be playing Borderlands on your PS4 this Spring?

[Source: Gearbox, PS Blog]