The first slab of mission-oriented DLC for Borderlands 2 has been released worldwide today, inviting players to team up and head into the sandy wastes of the Pirate Bay to go treasure hunting.
The new DLC pack will feature a host of new quirky characters such as the "eccentric and eager" Shade; locations including all-new town, Oasis; new enemies in the Sand Pirates and Anchormen; and, of course, swathes of new special weapons and glorious loot.
“We’re so excited at how the Borderlands 2 experience continues to grow with Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty and the fifth playable character class, the Mechromancer,” said 2K president Christoph Hartmann. "With hours of new story-driven content to play through and an entirely new character to play as, gamers are getting a lot of additional value. The really exciting part is that we’re just getting started.”
Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty will be the first of four DLC packs for Borderlands 2, each priced at 800MSP/£7.99, or available via the Borderlands 2 Season Pass, which will net you all four for £19.99/2400MSP.
“The love we’ve felt for Borderlands 2 is driving us wild and ever since we completed development of the main game, we have been fired up about creating great, new content to expand the experience,” added Gearbox's Randy Pitchford. “I am thrilled to announce the release of Borderlands 2’s first additional player character, Gaige the Mechromancer, delivered ahead of schedule. I’m also incredibly excited about Captain Scarlett and her Pirates’ Booty, which is an all-new grand adventure for Borderlands 2 and the first of a four-part season full of big, original campaign expansions.”