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Borderlands 2 bundle featuring new PS Vita available for pre-order (update)

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The Borderlands 2 bundle featuring the redesigned "slim" PlayStation Vita, the PCH-2000 model, is available for pre-order from Amazon for $199.

The bundle, announced by SCEA's vice president of marketing John Koller during a press event in Los Angeles earlier this week, consists of a black Wi-Fi handheld, a downloadable copy of Borderlands 2 and an 8 GB memory card.

The PS Vita version of Borderlands 2 features four-player cooperative play and cross-platform functionality with save game data with the PlayStation 3 version. It will also ship with six downloadable content packs including Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty, Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage, the Psycho and Mechromancer character classes, Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1 and the Collector's Edition Pack.

Unveiled in Japan last October, the new PS Vita sports an LCD display on a 15 percent lighter and 20 percent thinner body over the previous design. For more details about hand-held's redesign and performance, read our impressions with the device from 2014 Tokyo Game Show. The PCH-2000 model launched in Japan on Oct. 10 and last week in the U.K.

The Amazon listing states that the bundle will launch on May 31. We have reached out to Sony to clarify if this is a placeholder date. Pre-orders for package were not available on other online retailers at the time of writing.

Update: Sony confirmed that it is a placeholder date.

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