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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.

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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!"

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