Xbox One owners who have been wanting to play Gearbox Software's acclaimed Borderlands games on their systems will get their chance on March 24. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection will bring both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to Microsoft's latest game console, along with Sony's PlayStation 4, for $59.99.
"We're excited to offer fans The Handsome Collection as it bundles the complete story of the franchise's most iconic villain, Handsome Jack, and all in stunning high definition, with high performance and graphical fidelity never before seen on consoles! On top of that, for the first time ever in a Borderlands game, The Handsome Collection offers four-player local split screen meaning four friends can shoot-n-loot together on a single television."
Xbox 360 owners of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be able to transfer their save game files, including their characters and rank, to the Xbox One version. In addition, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection will contain all of the downloadable post-release content that was made for both games for the Xbox 360.
In addition, Gearbox and publisher 2K Games will release a limited edition version of the game, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition, for the price of $399. It contains the game itself, plus a remote-controlled Claptrap robot. 2K Games states:
The Claptrap steward robot is controlled through a smartphone app and can move in all directions while balancing on one wheel. The Claptrap can also say lines in character and live stream video to a mobile device through his eye.
The Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition will come in a special steel case and also contain 12 lithographs that show all of the Vault Hunters from the Handsome Collection. Only 5,000 copies of this special edition will be made.
Source: Gearbox Software