According to a press release by 2K Games and Gearbox Software, Borderlands 2 will come with two tiers of special limited editions. While both will come with collectibles and in-game items, the Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition will sell for $100 and the Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition will sell for $150.
The less expensive special edition comes with the game, a Borderlands 2 art book, stickers, a map of Pandora, a digital comic, bonus DLC (the nature of which was not disclosed), and a Marcus Kincaid bobblehead. The more expensive Ultimate Loot Chest comes with all of the above, a scaled replica of a red loot chest, steel book case, an ID chart of the Creatures of Pandora, a lithograph postcard set, field notes from Sir Hammerlock, a cloth map of Pandora, and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Pre-ordering the special editions or the standard game will give you access to a number of exclusive in-game items, including a collection of unique guns; a key to unlock “the mysterious Golden Sanctuary Loot Chest”; an item that boosts gear-hunting fortune; and an all-new fifth character class, the (female) Mechromancer, which will also be available for purchase for anybody who doesn’t pre-order the game.
The special edition bundles will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Borderlands 2 is set for release in North America on September 18, 2012, and internationally on September 21. You can check out some gameplay footage here, and the original trailer here.