Gearbox Announces Borderlands: Legendary Collection To Nintendo Switch In Latest Nintendo Direct

Gearbox Announces Borderlands: Legendary Collection To Nintendo Switch In Latest Nintendo Direct
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After weeks of fans expecting Nintendo to announce a Nintendo Direct, the developers finally come out with a short Nintendo Direct Mini yesterday. Of the many announcements, one is creating an especially large amount of hype: The announcement of the Borderlands: Legendary Collection coming to Nintendo Switch.

Borderlands needs no introduction at this point. The fourth game in the franchise, Borderlands 3, has been incredibly popular since its release and has only increased in popularity since finally being added to Steam. Now, it seems that Gearbox is interested in branching out even further, bringing this collection of their franchise to Nintendo Switch.

Although, speaking of Borderlands 3, this collection… won’t include it. That doesn’t sound too legendary, but it will be including the Game of the Year editions of Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. That means that the following will be included in the collection:

  • Borderlands – The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, and Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution.
  • Borderlands 2 – Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt, Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, Mechromancer (Gaige), and Psycho (Krieg).
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – Claptastic Voyage, The Holodome Onslaught, Baroness (Aurelia), Handsome Jack (“Jack”).

So even though the latest installment in the franchise won’t be included, there’s still a massive amount coming. If you were to purchase each game and the DLCs separately as they were listed above, you would be spending hundreds of dollars. Instead, this collection has all of the content for the price of one normal game.

There are a few DLCs that aren’t being included. Borderlands 2‘s Ultimate Vault Hunter wasn’t listed in Gearbox’s description, which raises the level cap to 61 and adds Pearlescent-quality items. However, even though they don’t list it, it seems that it must be included, as it’s now considered part of Game of the Year. They also don’t mention any of the five Headhunter packs, based around Hammerlock, Moxxi, T.K. Baha, Marcus, and the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler.

Another thing that seems to have been taken out is the ending DLC to Borderlands 2, Commander Lilith & The Fight for Sanctuary. This DLC takes place at the end of the events of Borderlands 2 and directly leads into Borderlands 3, but Gearbox fails to mention it in their description. It’s possible that, due to its close tie to Borderlands 3, Gearbox opted to leave it out.

Either way, the content being included in this Legendary Collection is absolutely phenomenal and is a heck of a steal for the price. The collection drops this May, so keep your eyes out.