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Borderlands 2's villain is playable in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Handsome Jack, the uber-enemy of Borderlands 2 will be a playable character in the DLC packages announced for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel this weekend at PAX Prime in Seattle.

Canonically, it isn't actually Jack whom the player will control, but a bodyguard duplicate who has been surgically modified to be indistinct from the real guy. The playable character is included among four DLC packs that follow the release of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on Oct. 17. A season-pass purchase option, at $29.99 gives buyers all four packs, which include challenges, missions and other content not available in the main game at launch. They'll retail for $9.99 individually.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is being developed by 2K Australia in conjunction with Gearbox Software, and due for release Oct. 14 on Linux, Mac OS, PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360.

For more on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, see Polygon's preview here.