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'Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel' PS3, Xbox 360 and PC release dates revealed

'Tales from the Borderlands'
'Tales from the Borderlands'
Photo courtesy of 2K Games, used with permission

The "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel" release date has been revealed on the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles as well as the PC platform. According to a report from Gaming Bolt on June 5, 2K Games and Gearbox Software announced that the video game is hitting North American shores first on Oct. 14. The European regions are also getting the same software product three days later on Oct. 17.

On the other hand, "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel" is not heading to the new PS4 and Xbox One consoles. Randy Pitchford, the chief executive officer at Gearbox Software, explained in the past that the user bases of the next-generation systems are too low for his company to invest in additional resources for the port. The PS4 and Xbox One has sold approximately 11 million units based on previous statements made by Microsoft Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment. To compare, the PS3 and Xbox 360 have around 160 million potential customers.

The upcoming title features a somewhat unique cast of playable characters. All of the main protagonist previously served as non-playable characters in "Borderlands" and "Borderlands 2." Claptrap, the unofficial mascot for the series, can be used for the first time. Furthermore, players can also select Athena, Nisha and Wilhelm.

Gearbox Software teamed up with 2K Australia, the studio that also assisted with the productions of the "BioShock" series. Along with the latest installment of the "Borderlands" series, Randy Pitchford's company is also working on "Furious 4," which was previously known as "Brothers in Arms: Furious 4," on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The project have underwent some major changes, however.

Gearbox Software is also collaborating with Telltale Games with the release of the upcoming adventure game, "Tales from the Borderlands." The first episode is expected to come out later this year. The logo of the upcoming title can be found from the official Gearbox Software Facebook page with the image attached near the top of this article.