Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Coming to PS4 and Xbox One With 4-Player Split Screen (Plus a Real Claptrap in the Box for $400!)


My, my, Borderlands, that’s one handsome collection you have there. No really, it’s actually called The Handsome Collection.

2K and Gearbox today announced Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, a bundle featuring Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel–but for some reason not the original Borderlands (the best one, IMO)–for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, complete with enhanced graphics, all previously released downloadable content for both games, same console family cross-save transfers (save files from PS3/Vita can be transferred to PS4, and likewise for Xbox 360 to Xbox One), and, for the first time in the series, local split screen co-op supporting four players at once.


In terms of DLC, here’s a list of everything that will be included right out of the box:

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)

The Handsome Collection goes on sale March 24th for $59.99. Nice price, especially when you calculate the added value of all that DLC, but not including the original game is kind of a deal breaker for me. The first game is the one I’d really like to go back to and replay with sharper visuals.

If you have substantially more cash burning a hole in your pocket, The Handsome Collection will also be available in a limited Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition that’ll cost as much as, if not a little more than whichever console you’ll play it on. That’s a whopping $399.99, to be exact. What could possibly make a special edition worth that much money? Oh, only a fully functional remote control Claptrap that talks and has a built in eye camera to stream video directly to an iOS or Android device. It also comes with a set of 12 lithographs and collectible packaging.


Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition is limited to just 5,000 units. Even for $400, I imagine supply will sell out in a jiffy, most likely to scalpers who will just turn around and re-sell them on eBay for two or three times the retail price. I’ve checked Amazon and GameStop so far. Both have listings for the Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition but no way to order them. I don’t know if that’s because they have already sold out, or if pre-orders simply have not opened yet.


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