Gearbox has announced that its hit role playing shooter Borderlands 2 will be making its way to Mac this month. The port is being made by Aspyr Media. Aspyr specialises in conversions of games for Mac and has ported games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, Rage, and Civilization V to the platform.
"Aspyr prides itself on bringing the best in gaming to the Mac audience,” said Aspyr vice president Ted Staloch. “Borderlands 2 is definitely among the best. Most sequels have a hard time living up to the first, but Borderlands 2 manages to improve on every cool aspect of Borderlands, and still finds a way to wrap the player up in a new story with a new experience."
Coming to Mac this month
Aspyr has also listed the minimum system requirements for Borderlands 2:
- Operating system: 10.7.5 (Lion), 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
- CPU speed: 2.2GHz
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Hard disk space: 13 GB
- Video card (ATI): Radeon HD 2600
- Video card (NVidia): Geforce 8800
- Video memory (VRam): 256 MB
- Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard
Last month, information on what might be the second big downloadable content (DLC) for Borderlands 2 was leaked through trophies added to the PlayStation 3 version of the game. The DLC, named Mr Tongue’s Campaign of Carnage, is speculated to be another big campaign mission that will be the second DLC for the game’s Season Pass.
There are three trophies that have been added to the game for Mr Tongue’s Campaign of Carnage, which reveals the objective 'Long Way to the Top', some side missions, and a trophy for collecting hidden pictures of Moxxi – a character who had her own DLC for the first Borderlands. So far, there has been no word from Gearbox about the DLC, so it could be weeks or months before release.
Gearbox had confirmed the Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty DLC early in October. "You can sense the pirate theme across the landscape, even though there's no water," said Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford. "It's all dried up. It feels more like Tatooine than an ocean. These bandits have really embraced the pirate lifestyle, and there's the legend of a treasure. That kicks off this whole adventure that the players can go on."
Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty is the first major DLC released for Borderlands 2 and will be included in the Season Pass. The DLC by itself is costs $9.99 (around Rs 524), but players can also buy the Season Pass for the game, which includes all four planned major DLCs and costs $29.99 (Rs 1,574 approx).
Borderlands 2 is available in retail stores for Rs 999 for the PC version, and Rs 2,499 for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 versions. The PC version of the game is also available on Steam for $59.99 (around Rs 3,100).