2K Games has confirmed that Borderlands 2 will be released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC... in the next 21 months.
The title will once again be developed by Gearbox Software. According to 2K, the game will be released in the twelve months that follow April 1, 2012 - the beginning of parent Take-Two's financial year.
A 2K release said: "Combining invention and evolution, Borderlands 2 features all-new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story. Players will reveal secrets, and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe as they adventure across the unexplored new areas of Pandora.
Environments will be more diverse and enemies will be smarter, says 2K, plus Gearbox is planning an improved mission system "capable of delivering a better story".
The original cell-shaded art style has been carried over as is and you can see an image of what appears to be the new cover star on this page.
US retailer mag Game Informer's also released more artwork from the sequel, via its next cover.
Fans and media will get their first look at the game at Gamescom 2011 in Germany from August 17 - August 21, and at PAX Prime (Booth #3417) from August 26 - August 28.