Gearbox has been teasing a number of reveals at a PAX East panel later this month, and the latest looks a lot like Borderlands 2. After putting out teasers for what’s (almost) certainly Borderlands 3 and an apparent brand-new game, the latest preview image looks pretty familiar. Given the reports we’ve already heard about a Borderlands remaster, the implications seem obvious – though there are some wrinkles to this one.
Though it’s pixelated, the image in Gearbox’s new tweet is pretty clear. It shows the back of Maya, the Siren from Borderlands 2, and in the background we see the shrine to Marcus at the top of the Bloodshot Ramparts featured in that same game.
This could potentially be a reveal for some Borderlands 2 content returning in the next series entry, but more likely it’s just Borderlands 2. That could mean a remaster, but it’s worth noting that current-generation consoles have already gotten a modern release of the game via Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – a package which is sold under a similar title on PC. There could be a bigger rerelease collection, including the original Borderlands remaster hinted at by a Korean ratings board entry last year.
One system that hasn’t yet gotten a rendition of Borderlands 2 is Nintendo Switch – and after releases on platforms as disparate as the Vita and PlayStation VR, it may be the game’s final frontier.
Right now, a Switch port of Borderlands 2 is looking like the likeliest bet – exciting for console fans, but perhaps a hair disappointing for those who prefer gaming on PC. Given how long Borderlands fans have been waiting for new stuff, even a relatively minor update to Borderlands 2 would be a blessing.
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Yet a Borderlands 3 release date would be even bigger news, and it’s looking increasingly likely that the game will (finally) be officially announced by the end of the month. For now, you can follow that link for details on the whole B3 announcement saga up to this point.
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