Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Release Date Announced (PS4 & Xbox One)

Borderlands 2 & Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel are coming to PlayStation 4 & Xbox One as part of the all-new Borderlands: The Handsome Collection compilation with a release date of March 24, 2015; a set that will bring both games to next-gen consoles for the first time, along with all-new local four-player splitscreen multiplayer!

Check out this trailer for The Handsome Collection:

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, brings the critically-acclaimed series to next-gen consoles for the first time and offering the complete story of the franchise’s most iconic villain, Handsome Jack.

Here’s the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection image gallery.
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The Handsome Collection includes Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with all of the downloadable content for both titles – over $100 dollars of value on prior-gen consoles, but now with the high performance and graphical fidelity of next-gen consoles for only $60!

The Handsome Collection will launch in North America on March 24, 2015, and internationally on March 27, 2015, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Borderlands: Handsome Collection Gold Mask Logo Artwork

Key Features of The Handsome Collection Include:

* Two critically acclaimed Borderlands games in one package – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2.

* Over $100 in value and hundreds of hours of gameplay with all downloadable content for Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

* Save transfers from the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita onto the next-gen consoles through cross-save functionality! Note that cross-save will only work within the same console family – e.g., Xbox 360 to Xbox One and PlayStation 3/Vita to PlayStation 4.

* Four-player split screen allowing four friends to play together on a single television, a first for the Borderlands franchise.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection PS4 Xbox One Gameplay Screenshot Firing On All Cylinders

For the first time on a console, players can experience Borderlands 2 and/or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in HD – looking better than ever before.

With The Handsome Collection, Borderlands fans can also continue their adventure right where they left off by transferring their saved files to the next-gen consoles with new cross-save functionality.

After hours of shooting-n-looting in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on prior gen consoles, players can carry their leveled-up characters and Badass Rank over to The Handsome Collection.

Borderlands: Handsome Collection PS4 Xbox One Characters Artwork

Additionally, up to four players can play together on a single television with four-player split screen, along-awaited, oft-requested feature, and another first for the franchise!

“The Handsome Collection gives players the opportunity to experience the full arc of Handsome Jack’s rise and fall, from his not-so-humble beginnings on Elpis to becoming the tyrannical Hyperion CEO on Pandora, all in one value-packed bundle,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K.

“This collection marks the Borderlands franchise’s official move to the next-gen platforms, and we’re proud to offer our fans the ability to continue playing with the characters they’ve built as they carry on adventuring in The Handsome Collection.”

You’ll be getting all of the downloadable content for both titles including hints at some new content that hasn’t been released yet… which is a whole lot of DLC! Feast your eyes on the list of packs included:

Borderlands 2 DLC Included:

* 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 DLC Included:

* 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)

Borderlands: Handsome Collection Gold Mask Logo Artwork

It’s great to see Borderlands making the leap to next-gen consoles with this port… It would’ve been fine had they ported one of the two most recent games over to the Xbox One & PS4, but including both in one package pretty much makes it a must-buy.

Even if there isn’t any real “new content”… Then again, having four-player splitscreen local multiplayer alone may make the whole thing worth it for fans.

For those who have never played Borderlands, this is a fantastic deal, especially at only 60 bucks!

However it seems like a HUGE missed opportunity to not include the original Borderlands and all of it’s DLC… The fact that Borderlands 2 & the Pre-Sequel will come with all of their DLC out-the-box is fantastic; but how much sweeter & how much more of a must-buy would this set have been had it included the original game and made it a trilogy set instead…

Hopefully they will bring Borderlands 1 to the digital shops on both platforms soon to complete the three-peat.

Borderlands: Handsome Collection Logo

Will you be buying The Handsome Collection?