Sony has reported the new PlayStation Vita will launch soon in North America. The PS Vita Wi-Fi model (PCH-2000) series will hit shelves via a “Borderlands 2” Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle sometime this spring. The new Vita, first announced during the Tokyo Game Show last year, is 20 percent slimmer and 15 percent lighter than the original Vita. The upcoming Vita also contains rounded edges for gaming comfort. There is a 5-inch front touchscreen with high-definition liquid crystal display and the slim Vita’s battery life will last through 4-6 hours of gameplay and up to 7 hours of video play.  

psvita2 The new Vita will be 15% lighter than the original. Photo: Courtesy/Sony

The bundle will include a new, black slim Vita console, first-person shooter RPG “Borderlands 2” with six DLC packs, and an 8GB Vita memory card. The bundle will cost $199.99.

psvita3 The new Vita will launch with a special edition "Borderlands 2." Photo: Courtesy/Gearbox

Sony shared the details on the upcoming Vita version of “Borderlands 2” in a blog post.


Enjoy the full Borderlands®2 experience optimized for the PS Vita platform. Shoot your way through Pandora in four-player co-op and easily navigate the maps, inventory and items using the touchscreen. Continue your adventures at home using the cross-save feature with the PS3™system.

All-New Characters and All-New Classes

Step into the role of six all-new characters and classes, each wildly different from one another with unique skills and abilities. Dual wield rocket launchers with Salvador the Gunzerker. Turn invisible and stab your foes in the back with Zer0 the Assassin. Fire off otherworldly powers as Maya the Siren. Drop machine gun turrets as Axton the Commando. Sick your pet robot on a group of enemies as Gaige the Mechromancer. Bash skulls and set them on fire as Krieg the Psycho.

Dynamic Co-op

Share your adventures with friends by dropping in and out of a campaign session on your PS Vita system without ever having to restart the game. On top of that you can even take your new gear from any game to any other!

World Connected Story

You will find yourself left for dead in the frozen tundra of Pandora as you begin your quest of revenge and redemption. Expose the evil surrounding the Hyperion Corporation and take on the perpetrator of a universe-wide grand deception -- the nefarious Hyperion CEO, Handsome Jack. (Oh, also: he's stolen credit for the opening of the first Vault.)

New Badass Gun System

An entirely new take on the groundbreaking procedural system means millions upon millions of possible weapons. The variety and style of guns in Borderlands®2 is staggering, and you’ll see tons of new and innovative ways to engage foes on Pandora. Fire, electricity, corrosive acid, and much more will all be at your disposal as you fight your way through the Hyperion Corporation’s forces!

87 Bazillion...Everything

In addition to the new gun system, you will lust after procedurally generated shields, grenades, Alien Artifacts, class mods and much, much more. And you thought the original Borderlands had a ton of loot!

Brand new environments on Pandora

Hunt through entirely brand new areas of Pandora that are more alive than ever! From the arctic tundra, through the dangerous grasslands, past the mysterious corrosive caverns to beyond, you’ll be surprised by the unpredictable world of Pandora at every turn!

Brand new enemies

A whole slew of new enemies are out there to kill you in Borderlands®2. Hulking, gorilla-like Bullymongs, vicious predatory Stalkers and the Hyperion mechanical army, run by Handsome Jack, are just some of the new enemies you will be facing off against on Pandora. New strategies will be needed for every fight, as enemies now interact and aid each other to ensure you don’t get far in the world of Pandora.

The special edition will also come with six DLC packs, including “Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty,” “Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage,” “The Psycho Character Class,” “Mechromancer Character Class,” “Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1” and “Collector’s Edition Pack.”

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