Borderlands 2 due on September 18

Today's shooters are nice, but they lack a certain je ne sais quoi—like, say, thousands of procedurally generated weapons, which the player is compulsively driven to compare and contrast at every turn, or vast open worlds and cathartic co-op.

Good thing Borderlands 2 is on the way.

And what do you know? An e-mail from developer Gearbox Software announcing the game's release date popped into our inbox this morning. It looks like you'll be able to nab Borderlands 2 for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on September 18—or three days later if you're not a resident of the United States. Gearbox's e-mail came with the following trailer enclosed, too:

Despite the unfortunate (and seemingly infectious) use of dubstep as the trailer's background theme, Borderlands 2 looks like a ton of fun. As we learned last year, the game is supposed to have "all new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story." Gearbox has also promised more variety than with the original with, seemingly, more of everything. Considering how enjoyable the first game was, I'd say that bodes well.

You can pre-order Borderlands 2 here.

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