2K says Borderlands 2 Vita release date tweet was 'an error'

Gearbox's loot-driven shooter looks set to go portable in late March

Borderlands 2 for Vita will be released on March 18, according to an update briefly posted by the official 2K Games Twitter account.

Update: 2K Games has since said on Twitter that the release date was an error.

Original story continues: The tweet has since been deleted, but not before images could be captured and posted online. We've contacted 2K for clarification on its release plans.


Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford first expressed interest in a Vita version of Borderlands 2 in July 2012, but said that he'd like to outsource the development and encouraged fans to lobby Sony for support of the project.

At GamesCom in August 2013, Sony confirmed that a portable version of the popular loot-driven shooter was in development at Iron Galaxy, the studio which most recently released indie fighting game Divekick and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online.

"You spoke, we listened, and with the wonderful collaboration between 2K, Sony and the team at Iron Galaxy Studios we can finally make Borderlands 2 on PS Vita a reality," Gearbox Software's Adam Fletcher said at the time.

"The Vita gives Borderlands 2 fans the ability to play the game anywhere they want, complete with of all the unique benefits of the Vita, and will truly bring the four-player cooperative experience to the palms of your hands. A new era of portable shoot-and-loot awaits!"