Borderlands 2 official

That “soon” was certainly soon; a day after the latest Borderlands 2 rumor, Gearbox has went and made the sequel official just now; the game will launch during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2013, which begins on April 1st, 2012.

“Combining invention and evolution, Borderlands 2 features all-new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story,” it’s promised.

“Players will reveal secrets, and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe as they adventure across the unexplored new areas of Pandora.”

The first look at the title will be provided later this month, at Gamescom in Germany (August 17-21), and shortly after at PAX Prime (August 26-28).

For now, the latest issue of GameInformer has the first details, for which they just revealed the cover shot: