Next-gen gamers who have been dying to play Borderlands on their new consoles can finally do so thanks to a new release from 2K Games and Gearbox Software. The two companies announced today the ‘Borderlands: The Handsome Collection,’ offering the complete story of the franchise’s most iconic villain, Handsome Jack to next-gen consoles.

The Handsome Collection includes ‘Borderlands 2’ and ‘Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel,’ it will also include all of the downloadable content for both titles. The game will offer the next-gen upgrades for only $59.99. The Handsome Collection will launch in North America on March 24, 2015, and internationally on March 27, 2015, on PS4 and Xbox One.

If you don’t have a gaming PC, then you can now play Borderlands 2 and/or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in delicious HD. The Handsome Collection will allow Borderlands fans to transfer their saved files to the next-gen consoles with new cross-save functionality. After hours of shooting-n-looting in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on prior gen consoles, players can carry their leveled-up characters and Badass Rank over to The Handsome Collection. Additionally, up to four players can play together on a single television with four-player split screen – another first for the franchise.

“The Handsome Collection gives players the opportunity to experience the full arc of Handsome Jack’s rise and fall, from his not-so-humble beginnings on Elpis to becoming the tyrannical Hyperion CEO on Pandora, all in one value-packed bundle,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “This collection marks the Borderlands franchise’s official move to the next-gen platforms, and we’re proud to offer our fans the ability to continue playing with the characters they’ve built as they carry on adventuring in The Handsome Collection.”

2K and Gearbox Software also announced today a very limited collector’s edition, the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition, which will include everything in The Handsome Collection as well as a remote controlled Claptrap steward robot, a collectible steel case, and 12 exclusive lithographs. The Claptrap steward robot is controlled through a smartphone app and can move in all directions while balancing on one wheel. The Claptrap can also say lines in character and live stream video to a mobile device through his eye. The Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition is limited to only 5,000 units worldwide and is available to pre-order starting today at participating retailers for $399.

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