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Ultimate four-player Role-Playing Shooter lootfest anchors trifecta of debuts, including The Darkness II and XCOM

 2K Games announced today that PAX Prime 2011 will serve as the official North American debut for Borderlands™ 2 (Booth #3417), the next breakout four-player co-op hit. Eager fans will be able to catch their first glimpse of the evolution of the Role-Playing Shooter, one of its brand new character classes and the first tidbits of its epic story of revenge and redemption at the show being held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle August 26 – 28. This year’s action-packed lineup will also include a playable demo and a panel for The Darkness™ II (Booth #3317), and the continuation of its Citizen Skywatch Alternate Reality Game for XCOM™ (Booth #3417), debuting exclusively during the show.

 

The Darkness II (Booth #3317)

The Darkness II video game is the sequel to the million unit-selling 2007 title, The Darkness. The title brings a unique new combat mechanic through Quad-Wielding™, which will allow players to slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with two Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons. The game is layered with thematic elements of dark versus light, steeped in deep and twisted storytelling, and maintains the stylistic violence visualized through a graphic noir technique, true to its comic book origins. The game will be available on February 7, 2012 in North America and February 10, 2012 internationally for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

 

Panel – Video Games and Comics: A Natural Partnership? – Friday, August 26, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Unicorn Theater

Marc Silvestri, CEO of TopCow and Creator of The Darkness; Sheldon Carter, Creative Director at Digital Extremes; and Ron Davey, lead environmental artist at Digital Extremes will discuss how the blockbuster comic has taken on a new life in video games and the inspirations behind The Darkness II. Ten limited-edition Darkling statues will also be given away to panel attendees.

 

XCOM (Booth #3417)

Featuring a bold new origin story told from a new perspective, XCOM pits Special Agent William Carter and his team against the threat of human extinction from an insidious otherworldly force. But every enemy is an opportunity – players will strike surgically against the alien menace, capture their technology, and by the science of desperation – turn the invaders’ weapons against them. Armed with these lethal new tools of war, players will command their squad on XCOM’s front lines: Main Street, USA. The game will be available on March 6, 2012 in North America and March 9, 2012 internationally for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

 

Attendees at PAX will be able to step into Citizen One’s Seattle bunker as he recruits new agents into Citizen SkyWatch to expose the government’s attempts to cover up the unknown threat invading our skies.

 

Borderlands 2 (Booth #3417)

Currently in development at world-renowned developer Gearbox Software and coming to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2013 beginning on April 1, 2012, Borderlands 2 is the ultimate four-player Role-Playing Shooter loot fest. Combining invention and evolution, Borderlands 2 features all new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story. Players will reveal secrets, and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe as they adventure across the unexplored new areas of Pandora.

 

Panel – Inside Gearbox Software – Sunday, August 28, 2011, 3:00 p.m., Pegasus Theatre

Gearbox is back with their yearly panel at PAX Prime!  Get a behind-the-scenes look at all the Gearbox Software titles, including Borderlands 2, Duke Nukem Forever® and more. And, what is a Gearbox panel without exclusives, surprises, and of course pizza!

 

The Darkness II, XCOM and Borderlands 2 are not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on The Darkness II, please visit www.embracethedarkness.com. To see more of XCOM, please visit www.xcom.com. To learn more about Borderlands 2, please visit www.borderlands2.com.

 

For more information about PAX Prime 2011, please visit http://prime.paxsite.com/.

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