PSA: Borderlands 2's playable Krieg the Psycho available today


Borderlands 2's sixth vault hunter, Krieg the Psycho Bandit, is now available across Xbox 360, PS3 and PC for $10. The latest playable character is not part of the Borderlands 2 Season Pass, so don't go thinking grabbing that will net the psycho. Gearbox covered Krieg's skill tree during PAX East, which features more melee and fire upgrades.

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick mentioned during a recent investor call Borderlands 2 has shipped over 6 million units and "remains on track to become the highest selling release in the history of 2K."
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Borderlands® 2 Psycho Pack Now Available

Sixth playable character, Krieg the Psycho, brings even more mayhem to Pandora

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2K and Gearbox Software today announced that the sixth playable character for Borderlands®2, Krieg the Psycho, is now available via digital download across all available platforms for $9.99 (800 Microsoft Points). The Psycho Pack* offers fans a chance to play with one of the most iconic personalities in the Borderlands universe.

"On behalf of the development team at Gearbox Software, I want to thank the fans of Borderlands 2 for the love and engagement that allows us to invest our hearts and time into supporting the game with an entirely new player character, Kreig the Psycho"

With over 55 editorial awards and approximately six-million units sold-in to date, 2K and Gearbox continue to celebrate the critical and commercial success of Borderlands 2 by allowing players to harness Krieg's psychotic multiple personalities and give psycho bandits a taste of their own medicine. Borderlands fans can now rip foes to shreds with Krieg's deadly attack skill – Buzz Axe Rampage. Players can also stack combat bonuses with Krieg's Bloodlust skill tree, live on the edge of insanity with his Mania skill tree, or engulf enemies in flames with his Hellborn skill tree.

"On behalf of the development team at Gearbox Software, I want to thank the fans of Borderlands 2 for the love and engagement that allows us to invest our hearts and time into supporting the game with an entirely new player character, Kreig the Psycho," said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. "Our fans now get the opportunity to step into the shoes of one of the most iconic characters in the Borderlands franchise as they slice their way through Pandora on the hunt for new loot!"

"Fans have been clamoring for Krieg since we first announced him at PAX East," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "The Psycho Pack adds even more replayability to the wildly popular Borderlands 2 experience that both casual and hardcore fans will love."

Vault Hunters can use the new character class to shoot and loot their way to new heights in Borderlands 2 with the recently released Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack. The pack raises the level cap to 61 for all six characters, unlocks a third play through called Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, and is available now for $4.99 (400 Microsoft Points) as a standalone purchase. It is also included as part of the Borderlands 2 Season Pass, which contains nearly $45.00 of content for $29.99 (2400 Microsoft Points).

Borderlands 2 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is available now on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. For the latest Borderlands 2 news and information, please visit the official Borderlands 2 web site, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.