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Borderlands 2 worldwide release will be "uncut"
Posted: 01.08.2012 07:30 by Comments: 27
Gamers who live in countries who have a restrictive videogame ratings board like Australia and Germany can rejoice as Borderlands 2 will be seeing an uncut worldwide release.

According to the developer Gearbox's blog, "We’re happy to announce that Borderlands 2 will be uncut all over the world,” the developer’s blog announced.

“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.)”


To be on the safe side, Gearbox included a gore toggle to turn off those bloody chunks for parents and those sensitive to body parts flying.

Borderlands 2 is due to be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3on the 18th September in North America, and the 21st September worldwide.
Source: VG247
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Comments

By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 01, 2012
Gale47
Borderlands was never an especially gory game so I see no real problem here.
Then again, governments can be a tad bit retarded when it comes to censoring games in countries such as Germany.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Aug 01, 2012
djole381
...and Australia, don't forget Australia :)
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Aug 01, 2012
SiyaenSokol
I agree, the game wasn't that much gory... in fact, they graphics is cartoonish so it makes it even less of a problem.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Aug 01, 2012
FoolWolf
Doesn't the graphic also border on "comic-violence" rather than life-like violence, or animated violence?
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 01, 2012
nocutius
Same here, I think the graphics are much too stylized to be considered gory today. The very fact that they managed to pull off a worldwide release kinda proves that there is not much to complain about in the game when it comes to gore.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 01, 2012
SirRoderick
At least Hero has the option of seeing cartoon gore ^_^
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Aug 01, 2012
FoolWolf
LOL - yeah, well the only thing you did see was some gore i.e red, green or blueish splashes... ;)
Like a Warhol painting sometimes ;)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 01, 2012
herodotus
Good news, I guess. Now they just have to address the pricing, with it being $70 on Steam and every other DD store. No way I'll be paying that price.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 01, 2012
Gale47
Well, that's just 20 bucks too much for me to pay. Crap.
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Aug 02, 2012
stuntkid
someone should purchase a copy outside of AUS and sent it to hero :)
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 02, 2012
Gale47
Well, that would be pointless, eh?
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Aug 02, 2012
SiyaenSokol
Games seems to become more, and more expensive every year.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 03, 2012
Gale47
In Soviet Russia, you do not buy the game. THE GAME BUYS YOU!
Sorry guys, I had to.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 03, 2012
SirRoderick
Can't ban someone for following internet law chose, ^_^
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 04, 2012
Gale47
Hey, I meant no harm.
If it makes you feel any better, Croatia was a part of the USSR too, some time ago.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 04, 2012
nocutius
Yugoslavia was never a part of USSR :).
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 04, 2012
Gale47
Well, not really a part.
But an addition, of sorts. I'm not much of a historian and am waaay too lazy to go searching for proper intel right now. Just felt an urge to "defend" myself.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Aug 04, 2012
djole381
Dude, Yugoslavia never was an addition to the USSR. As a matter of fact, Tito was more West oriented.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 04, 2012
herodotus
I knew Gale's post would start some war of words, but I stayed mute.
Chosen is very proud of his country and doesn't take too kindly too it being knocked, if you haven't noticed. Me, on the other hand, I'm used to Aussieland being bashed particularly Brisvhekistan where I live:)
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 04, 2012
SirRoderick
I live in BELGIUM!

When you live in a country smaller than a penny on most world maps, whose only intended purpose for existing was to serve as a handy battlefield, THEN you get to complain!

Not that it isn't a brilliant country, I'm just saying... *torn between his nationalism and his Anglophilia*
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Aug 04, 2012
SiyaenSokol
And I live in South Africa... and I haven't got much to say about any of this, as my country didn't really play a major role in the Cold War... though the Russians were here, and supplied many Africans with their awesome weapons, my country never became part of the USSR.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 04, 2012
Gale47
Yes, djole, I messed some stuff up. Sorry 'bout that.
Oooookay, this was a tad bit unexpected. I'm just gonna stealthily pull out of this conversation.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Aug 05, 2012
SiyaenSokol
And that is one of the reasons why I have a lot of respect for Russians. Even though you have a rough history, you are still proud of where you came from, and do not deny things that have happened in the past, or even try to hide it.