Play as Handsome Jack in Borderlands: The Pre Sequel!

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Weellll sort of. Instead, you can play as a doppelganger bodyguard surgically modified to look, sound and act just like Handsome Jack. Yay! But only if you buy the game’s DLC, or gobble up its newly announced Season Pass. Ugh.

Yes, the game is getting a Season Pass, because of course it is. The Season Pass will offer players 4 packs of DLC for just $29. The Season Pass guarantees players all four packs at a reduced cost, supplementing the game with challenges, missions and other bits of content taken out of the game to be resold later not available in the main game at launch.

Each pack will be available for $9.99, making the Season Pack a 25% off deal. I, much to my own chagrin, bought the Season Pass for Borderlands 2 – only to discover after the fact  that only 2 of the 4 DLC add-ons were any good; I have pledged to never buy Season Passes ever again. Pre-ordering DLC sight unseen might save you a few bucks, but could net you extra content you don’t give a damn about.

Those who pre-order the game will also be treated to the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit bonus content, though we have no idea what it entails. That isn’t included in the Season Pass, and will be sold at a later date as well.

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I’m keen to play it, but I think I’ll wait for the inevitable next-gen remaster, that’ll include all of the game’s DLC and a shiny next-gen coat of paint. The only reason I won’t be getting the PC version is that the wife and I co-op Borderlands, making console and TV play the better option.

Last Updated: September 1, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    LOL @ dat strike out

  • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

    “wife and I co-op Borderlands” *wags eyebrows*

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      Geoff makes a move on her and he gets banished to the borderlands of the bed?

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Explains why he said the other day he wants more couch co-op.

    • Hammersteyn

      I bet she makes him wear a handsome Jack mask.

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        Hahaha

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Like this? 😉

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          I know I should NOT refresh, but heck, why not, it is a new month after all
          *refresh engaged*

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          I did the refresh, was not disappointed!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            😀 I tempted to say “that’s not what she said”

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            ( Missing a “was” or “am” above )

            Also, LULZ

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I are wording good today.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Aye the words and the putting of it are quite deliciousness

        • Spaffy

          Still an improvement.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    How unexpected. I surely did not see this coming. I am surprised.

    Shock Drop Slaughter Pit sounds like one of those arena levels.

    • Hammersteyn

      Sounds more like my toilet.

  • Kensei Seraph

    Well they lost my week 1 purchase.
    Hell they just lost my year 1 purchase as well.
    I’ll wait for the GotY edition with all the DLC included.

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      That is what I did with BL2 on Steam, got it ALL for R130

  • Hammersteyn

    Still not done with B2, so I will wait for the GOTY thanks.

  • Travis

    I like Borderlands but dont love it. The thing that irritates me to no end, is how fast the same enemies you have killed spawn so quickly again, too much repetition.

  • Damn man. This DLC stuff is a pain in the arse.

    • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

      Know what else is a pain in the arse?…*wags eyebrows*
      Too much?

      • TOO MUCH! With all that wagging it’ll fall off! 0_O

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        SIES!

        Also…huehuehue

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Given their track record I also expect numerous skins DLC, sold separately, and level cap increases, SOLD SEPARATELY.

    • Yeah, that last one is a killer man!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        That pisses me off so much. Fuck that snake oil salesman.

        • But, step right up and see this miracle cure!

    • Hammersteyn

      They should do what KI does on XBOX One, make you buy every character separately

      • Kensei Seraph

        DON’T GIVE THEM IDEAS!!!
        Now quickly edit your comment so they never have the chance to see it.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Too late, they already sold 2 of the 6 separately in B2.

        • Hammersteyn

          NEVAR! Gaming must burn and die so we can all go back to playing Mario Bros.

  • Matthew Holliday

    dunno why people are so surprised.
    personally enjoyed the DLC from the last one and the seasons pass included the first cap increase.
    the headhunter DLC was a waste of time, but whatever, 1$ ez.

    my pre-order is staying and i’ll probably be getting the seasons pass asap aswell.
    29$ is a bit pricey though, i thought the old 20$ ones were already pushing it… theyr using the old engine, pretty much straight up, i dont see why they need to make more expensive than B2 when theyr using the same tech.

    the slaughter pit preorder bonus isnt available from local retailers btw.

  • feispalm

    That gonna be awesomeness

  • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

    Slaughter pit will most likely be like any of the other slaughter house like arenas.

    I shall wait for the GOTYE to buy it and all the DLC.

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