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Pirates plundering 'Borderlands 2' video game

Associated Press Modified: October 11, 2012 at 6:45 am •  Published: October 11, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The popular "Borderlands 2" video game is walking the plank.

A pirate-themed add-on campaign titled "Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty" is setting sail Oct. 16 for the Gearbox Software shoot-and-loot sequel released by 2K Games last month. The downloadable content focuses on the one-eyed pirate queen Captain Scarlett and is set amid an expansive desert that features a bandit-filled shanty town called Oasis.

"You can sense the pirate theme across the landscape, even though there's no water," said Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford. "It's all dried up. It feels more like Tatooine than an ocean. These bandits have really embraced the pirate lifestyle, and there's the legend of a treasure. That kicks off this whole adventure that the players can go on."

The new campaign tasks players with battling new enemies like sand worms, hovering across the terrain in the new sand skiff vehicle and collecting a new currency called seraph crystals. Pitchford said the new campaign was designed with all players in mind — from those who haven't finished the game to the elite who are replaying it again to discover more swag.

The add-on campaign is the first of four that Gearbox Software plans to release over the coming months. Each campaign will cost $9.99 each or $29.99 for a season pass that includes all four levels. Pitchford said other "Borderlands 2" downloadable content, such as the recently released Mechromancer class character Gaige, would be separately available.

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