ESRB has leaked Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition by eating it for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It was first reported through another rating leak from the Korean Game Rating Board.
Borderlands 3 is reportedly getting an announcement at the upcoming PAX but we might get the news of a Game of the Year edition of the first Borderlands as well. ESRB has updated the website with a new rating for Borderlands: Game of the Year edition which is now confirmed for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
ESRB has placed Borderlands: Game of the Year edition in the Mature category citing “Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Mature Humor” as the reason. They have also provided a detailed description of the game’s mature content.
This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of a Vault Hunter (i.e., treasure hunter) on a quest to uncover an alien vault on the planet of Pandora. Players explore an open-world environment and interact with characters, while completing mission objectives. Combat missions require players to use futuristic firearms (e.g., acid pistols, electrical shotguns, grenade launchers) to kill human bandits, alien creatures, and robotic sentries. Battles are frenetic and accompanied by screams of pain, gunfire, and large explosions. Human enemies emit large splashes of blood when shot and killed; some attacks may result in dismemberment and/or decapitation. The game contains frequent instances of mature humor, sometimes suggestive/sexual in nature: radio advertisements for male-enhancement products (e.g., “Do you ever feel like you are firing blanks?”); dialogue and text about body parts and other innuendo (e.g., “Really ‘preciate you takin’ a poke at that…uh, the system, not my mom”; “And pop! Went the weasel. I like it when things pop.”). The words “sh*t” and “a*shole” are heard in the game.
Whenever we get a leak through ESRB, it usually means that an official announcement is coming soon. This is likely going to be the case here as well.
Borderlands: Game of the Year edition is confirmed for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but as for the release date and price, we have to wait until the announcement is official to get an idea about it.