Gearbox has announced the release date for the next major DLC for Borderlands 2. The DLC, titled Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt, will be out on the Xbox 360 and PC on January 15, and on the PlayStation 3 on January 16. It is set to cost $10 on the PS3 and PC, and 800 Microsoft Points on the Xbox 360.
The DLC revolves around a hunting expedition that goes sour when the players are caught between a new villain and his dastardly plans. The new villain's plans are to restore the legacy of the main antagonist of Borderlands 2—Handsome Jack.
"Irresistible new loot, memorable new quests, a variety of challenging and exotic new enemies, a new vehicle and more await players as they fight their way through the never-before-seen lands of Aegrus to give this evil-doer the old one-two!" the Borderlands 2 blog said.
Sir Hammerlock... sitting like a boss
The existence of Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt was originally revealed via trophy names in a Borderlands 2 patch. Soon after the leak, Gearbox confirmed the DLC. There isn't much information that was revealed through the trophies though, other than the name of the DLC and the existence of trophies for completing some missions. The trophies mention hunting side missions, discovering 'named locations' and the 'Fall of Nakayama".
Here is what Gearbox said about the DLC: "There are still two add-on campaigns scheduled to release as part of the Borderlands 2 Season Pass and we are really looking forward to sharing news about our third add-on campaign and other downloadable content soon. A recent update addresses many of the issues brought to our attention by the community, including a fix to restore lost Badass Rank. Full details of this patch are available at support.gearboxsoftware.com and further updates are in the works. Thank you to all the gamers who took the time to contact us and provide feedback about their experiences. 2K and Gearbox have some of the most passionate fans in the world and it's their passion that drives our team to keep improving Borderlands 2."
Back in November, Gearbox had released the Mr Torgue's Campaign of Carnage DLC alongside a trailer that showed some of the aspects of the DLC. The trailer shows many of the new features making their way into the game. The DLC features new zones with new quests and revolves around a tournament that Mr Torgue is holding. The aim of the tournament seems to be to find the most badass person in all of Pandora. The game also features new weapons and one major character from the first game – Mad Moxxi – is making her comeback.
Gearbox had earlier confirmed the DLC through a tweet on a fake Twitter account for Mr Torgue. "Are you badass enough to survive 'Mister Torgue's Campaign of Carnage?" read the tweet. "I'm legit curious cause I dunno you that well." The account later added, "here's a picture of me throwin up the horns like a badass."
The price for the DLC is the same as that of the previous DLC, Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty. The DLC will cost 800 Microsoft Points or $9.99 (approximately Rs 546), depending on the platform you buy it on.