Pirate booty beckons in new Borderlands 2 add-on DLC

By Michael Jamias
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Borderlands 2's sexily named Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty DLC begins titillating today with a treasure-hunting campaign.

“In Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty, up to four players cooperatively enter the hostile sand dunes and wastelands of Pirate Bay in search of ancient treasures. The add-on content campaign features new characters, including the eccentric and eager Shade; locations such as the town of Oasis; enemies including the Sand Pirates and Anchormen; and special weapons and loot that make it a must-play experience. No trip to Pandora is complete without a stop in Pirate Bay,” said the Borderlands 2 overlords at 2K Games and Gearbox Software.

Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty is now available for download worldwide on the Xbox, PS3 and Windows PC systems.

Captain Scarlett and the Pirate’s Booty is the first of four add-on content campaigns planned for Borderlands 2, which those new to the game should be reminded is primarily a multiplayer game and not an fps mmo. All add-on content will be available individually or as a bulk bargain purchase ($29.99 for all four) through the Borderlands 2 Season Pass.

All four add-on content campaigns are scheduled to arrive by June 2013 in a roll-out pace that’s noticeably faster than even top-tier mmo games.

For MMOFPS fans with a bit more cash to spare, the fifth playable character class, Gaige, the Mechromancer, is also available as a separate DLC. It will be free for all Borderlands 2 pre-order buyers via Premiere Club retailers. Everyone else will have to pony up $9.99.

“This mechanically menacing teenager summons a giant robot she named Deathtrap that, through various devastating ranged and melee attacks, helps Gaige and her fellow vault hunters clear the battlefield of enemies,” said the developers.
"With hours of new story-driven content to play through and an entirely new character to play as, gamers are getting a lot of additional value. The really exciting part is that we’re just getting started,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K.


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