When Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel launched, many have wondered when it would inevitably be brought over to the next-gen consoles. Today, 2K made it official with the announcement of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. This bundle includes both Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2, giving players the full taste of the infamous villain Handsome Jack. With better performance and high definition graphics, the Borderlands franchise should look better than ever on consoles. Also all the DLC (Season Pass thus far for the Pre-Sequel) will be included in the Handsome Collection, which really adds up. The reveal trailer also notes that any progress made on previous gen versions (Xbox 360, PS3, and Vita) can be transfered to next gen consoles. The only restriction on the transfer is that data can only be transferred to the same console family, so saves on Xbox 360 can only be transferred to Xbox One for example. An exclusive four player split screen will be available for the first time, allowing you to bring three of your friends for some Borderlands fun. Wanting a special edition? Get ready to break the bank, as the special Claptrap-In-A-Box collection will be available for $400. Included is a nice steel case and lithographs for all 12 vault hunters. But the big thing in this special edition is an actual remote control Claptrap. Balancing on one wheel, you can control your Claptrap through an app available on IOS and Android. Hope you like Claptrap's one liners as he will be able to speak some of his famous phrases on command. The Handsome Collection by itself is $60, which is more than enough value for Borderlands fans. The game will launch on March 24th of this year, and you can take a look at the reveal trailer here.
A sad day if you belong to the Club Nintendo program. Nintendo has announced that they will be ending the program, with the focus on planning a new royalty program to replace Club Nintendo. Here is a breakdown on important dates for the rest of the program:
- Any game released after today will not be eligible for registration on Club Nintendo.
- March 31st will be the last day to earn coins, register a game to Club Nintendo, or sign up for the service as well.
- June 30th will be the last day to redeem coins or access your account on the Club Nintendo website. At 11:59pm PT on that date, the service will shut down for good.
All coins and accounts will be deleted on July 1st, 2015. No need to go purchase everything now though, as Nintendo will also be releasing new downloadable games and exclusive rewards items in February. Club Nintendo members will also get a free download code for Flipnote Studio 3D sometime in February as a token of appreciation.
Microsoft announced release dates for three more games today. State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition will be hitting Xbox One on April 28th. At $29.99, the core game is included, along with the two previously released DLC coated with a new 1080p resolution. The interestingly odd Screamride will land on Xbox One and Xbox 360 March 3rd. Tasked with building and controlling a roller coaster to thrill riders to near death, this is a very unique looking game. Finally, Ori and the Blind Forest will be coming to Xbox One and Windows PC on March 11th. A beautiful looking platforming game, Ori and the Blind Forest will be one game not to miss this year.
Theme Hospital is the newest game in the Origin On the House program. Just head over to your Origin account, and download the game!
A new trailer for the Exo Zombies mode coming in the Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare can be seen here.
New releases for this week.
Blackguards 2 (PC)
Citizens of Earth (PS4, Wii U, Vita, 3DS, PC)
Gunman Clive 2 (3DS)
Ironclad Tactics (PlayStation 4)
Planetside 2 Beta (PS4)
Resident Evil Remastered (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC)
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected / Gat Out of Hell Expansion (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC
Grey Goo (PC)