Hot on the heels of a PS Vita hardware price drop, Sony, Gearbox, and 2K have announced this week at Gamescom that the first-person, loot and shoot game Borderlands 2 will be coming to the PlayStation Vita. Back at the Rezzed show in 2012, the president of 2K, Randy Pitchford, stated he’d “love to see Borderlands 2 on the PS Vita,” which ended up coming to fruition, instead of being just another PR dodge. Whether or not this move is too late for the popular franchise to put a handheld version in gamers’ hands remains to be seen, unless another title in the series (Borderlands 3, perhaps?) is getting announced in the near future.
It was both a storybook moment and welcome surprise to Vita owners everywhere that the game that took 2012 by storm on consoles and PC was actually making its way to the powerful little handheld. Iron Galaxy Studios, known for the indie game Divekick, teamed up with 2K and PlayStation to make the portable, four-player co-op madness dream an actual reality. The game will be published by Sony Computer Entertainment and is scheduled for release sometime in 2014.