2K Games has announced that Borderlands 2 will be released in New Zealand and Australia on the 21st of September this year.

In development at Gearbox Software, the much-anticipated sequel to the four-player cooperative looter shooter tells a new story with new characters, and sets out to address some of the few shortcomings of the original.

“Borderlands 2 is a passion project, through and through,” says Gearbox boss and sometime magician Randy Pitchford. “The result is a sequel that has improved every successful aspect of Borderlands while innovating with an all-new experience.”

Borderlands 2 is coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.