Developer Gearbox has announced that it would launch the same uncut version of its upcoming Borderlands 2 in all territories, including Australia and Germany, where the ratings boards have often asked video game companies to make changes in order to adhere to ratings.
An official post on the blog of developer Gearbox says, “We’re happy to announce that Borderlands 2 will be uncut all over the world.”
It adds, “Some fans will remember that the first Borderlands game was a bit toned down in certain territories compared to the rest of the world. No longer! Do you live in Germany? Australia? Bandits will be just as likely to explode into bloody chunks of awesomeness as they will be in Canada or England (which is to say: very likely.)”
It seems that Gearbox has managed to deliver the same uncut version of Borderlands 2 in all territories by introducing a new Gore Toggle options, which allows anyone to eliminate all the over-the-top violence from the game.
also gets a pass because it adopts a more cartoon-like style than that of the first game in the series and that of other shooter series.
The game takes players back to the planet of Pandora, where they hunted for the Vault in the first game, in order to fight against a new power player called handsome Jack and his Hyperion company, who are trying to make the entire world into an industrial hell.
The developers at Gearbox have also promised to include more variety when it comes to enemies and weapons, as well as more gameplay differences between the game classes.
Borderlands 2 is set to launch on the PC, the PlayStation 3 from Sony and the Xbox 360 from Microsoft on September 18 in the United States and three days later in Europe.