The Amazon listing we reported on earlier this month has turned out to be true, with Sony confirming that the Borderlands 2 PlayStation Vita 2000 Bundle will be released in North America on May 6th for $199.99. Things are a little cloudier for Europe, where the release date is just May 2014.
As for Borderlands 2 on PS Vita by itself, you can grab it from the PlayStation Store and retail stores one week later on May 13th in North America (no date mentioned for Europe, but assume it’s May 2014).
To see Borderlands 2 gameplay on a PS Vita, along with details on the all new PlayStation Vita 2000, check out these two videos or read our previous post on them:
Gio Corsi, Director of Third Party Production for SCEA, had this to say about Borderlands 2 for the PlayStation Vita:
We’ve been working hard to jam pack the endless looting and mayhem of Borderlands 2 into the palm of your hands, and we’re committed to porting over the heart and soul of the console original without compromising the gameplay you know and love. Soon, PS Vita owners can chase down Handsome Jack on the go.
Now if you’re like me, some of you would have already poured hours into Borderlands 2 on PS3. Because cross save is supported, you can easily continue your existing adventure on PS Vita. Just got done with a long PS Vita session out on the road? Pick up right where you left off on PS3 when you get home. Easily transfer your saved game from PS Vita to PS3 and vice-versa so you don’t miss one second of the shooting and looting mayhem.
When you pick up Borderlands 2 on PS Vita, you’ll also get six add-on packs. Extend your experience with Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, the Psycho and Mechromancer Character Classes, as well as the Ultimate Vault Hunter’s Upgrade Pack and the Collector’s Edition pack. As if the core game wasn’t already packing hundreds of hours of entertainment, this bonus content seals the deal, helping Borderlands 2 on PS Vita rank exceptionally high on the handheld-bang-for-your-buck-o-meter.
Will you be picking up Borderlands 2 for PS Vita or the Borderlands 2 PS Vita bundle (which includes an 8GB memory card) next month? Let us know in the comments below.