Treasure hunters rejoice, your lust for loot is being well rewarded -- at least as far as 2Ks Borderlands 2 is concerned. Today they released information about the Collector's Edition, the Limited Edition, and the preorder incentives that they are dangling before your swag loving eyes to entice you to spend your hard earned
Gamers who pre-order the Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector's Edition, Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition or the standard edition of Borderlands 2 from participating retailers will also gain access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club, allowing them to download the Gearbox Gun Pack, a Golden Key, the Vault Hunter’s Relic and an all-new fifth character class - the Mechromancer. The Gearbox Gun Pack is a collection of unique guns to help players begin their journey on Pandora. The Golden Key is used to unlock a rare in-game item in the mysterious Golden Sanctuary Loot Chest found in Borderlands 2. The Vault Hunter’s Relic is an in-game item that boosts players’ gear-hunting fortune while playing solo or teaming up with friends. The Mechromancer character class will be available following launch when development of the character is complete and is free to those who pre-order Borderlands 2, and will be available for purchase for those who do not.
I sort of have a love-hate relationship with Collector's Editions. When they are announced I have to have them, but once I get them, I look at the swag therein and think about all the practical things I could have purchased with that money. Knowing that there is an entire class adding in later to the game, and one that looks pretty awesome to boot, means that a preorder is a must for anyone buying this game. If you're at all interested in Borderlands 2, it behooves you to head over to their site and preorder the edition you most want, or head into your favorite retailer.
Borderlands 2 will be available in North America on September 18, 2012, and internationally on September 21, 2012.