Borderlands 2 Coming To Vita In May

By Ishaan . April 8, 2014 . 2:00pm

 

The PlayStation Vita limited edition bundle with Borderlands 2 will be available in North America on May 6th. A week later on May 13th, the game will see a standalone release at retail and PSN.

 

The new Vita model that comes as part of the bundle includes 1GB of internal memory, an LCD screen, increased battery life, and changes to the device’s design as well. The bundle will include the Vita, Borderlands 2 and an 8GB memory card for $199.99.

 

The Vita version of Borderlands 2 will support cross-saving with the PlayStation 3 version. The Vita version will also give players six add-on packs, which you can read about here.


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  • Jungo

    Finally a new Vita model! I can get a Vita that isn’t tainted with the horrible memories of a corrupted 80+ hour P4G save.

    • Ben Brocka

      Cloud saves!! If you don’t have PS+ you should get it anyway, worth it for the free Vita games alone.

    • xavier axol

      may be you just had a bad luck with a defective model? but even so, if I were you I would get the old model instead. the new model doesn’t have much improvements other than the extra one-hour battery life and the fact that it’s more slimmer. but a lot of people including myself think that it’s the oled screen that makes the vita special.

  • Johnathan Lenig-Lopez

    It actually looks pretty good all things considered.

  • yellowmage

    Managed to snatch up the PS3 version through PS+ just before the monthly switchover. Good to know that it and the Vita version aren’t completely separate entities.

    Now, I’m not really one for FPSs (language has not been created that can convey with any appreciable degree of accuracy how much I utterly loathe CoD, Battlefield and their ilk), but I must admit that this game piqued my interest with its cel-shaded visuals, OTT styling and Salvador, with his as-fuck level of bara.

    • Doctor Nebula

      After enjoying extreme cuteness by playing with Gaige, I’ll have to try the bara god that is Salvador.

  • tubers

    IGN’s First Look:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAZy3dfwT1k

    “Thankfully, control-related issues can be mitigated by Borderlands 2′s ability to completely remap the control scheme at will. Literally every button on the device — including the left and right segments of both the touch screen and back touch pad — can be made to do just about anything you want. Want to fire with a face button? Go for it. Want to throw a grenade with the back touch pad? You can do that.”

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/04/08/borderlands-2-on-vita-a-longer-more-detailed-look

  • QueenDecim

    The Vita Slim also comes with such features as:
    A Severely downgraded screen with washed out colors and an extremely green tint
    http://i1.wp.com/i.minus.com/i6oSbwzCjWIx1.gif?resize=500%2C312

    Old Vita is still far better

    • DanielGearSolid

      It’s a downgrade, but its not unbearable

    • ekibyougami

      I still love my 2 year old OLED Vita but I’ve also seen and tested a friend’s Slim version personally. TBH, it’s not that bad. In fact, it feels awesome.
      - slightly longer battery life
      - louder speakers
      - HD LCD has a longer life span compared to the OLED
      - lighter
      - the Start/Select/PS button are easier to press compared to the OLED version (makes takign screenshots a lot easier when in the middle of an intense game)
      The colors are basically almost unnoticeable when comparing both units in full brightness anyway.

      • SolRevr

        I agree. I just got the Gundam Breaker slim model a couple weeks ago and it is awesome. I did some comparisons and yes the OLED has more vibrant color when you compare them side by side. Didn’t notice a green tinting. But when you play it is unnoticeable, especially when the brightness is up.

        Comparing Gundam Breaker on both models I have to say that I prefer the LCD screen because the menus look a lot more crisp. On the OLED all the pixels are slightly fuzzy because of the nature of the screen and that JP text is tiny. OLED seems better for watching Netflix and you don’t see the jaggies quite as much because it’s not as crisp.

        If you hold the old Vita, after using the slim for a long time, it feels like an overweight brick. I never cared for the ergonomics of the old one. That plus the better buttons, smaller rear touch, and longer batter life make a pretty compelling case for the slim imo.

      • raeldor

        I agree too. I purchased the slim and as an overall package it’s better than the original Vita. I sold my old OLED vita and am very happy with the new slim. I also noticed that text was way crisper in some screens on the LCD vs the OLED.

  • Kornelious

    Otherwise known as the only Western Vita game recently released that wasn’t a HD collection or port…..oh wait :P

    • Kenyah

      It shows that they support Vita though, just like Telltale games.

  • evilkoala

    I can’t stand Borderlands 2, I hope they release another Vita bundle in the near future.

  • HassanJamal

    Count me hyped to buy it again :) Going full commando like i did on ps3.

  • leingod

    All I ask for, is good performance. That makes or breaks the deal for me.

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