2K Games and Gearbox Software have announced Borderlands 2. The game will be released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in the year beginning April 1 2012 - our guess is a late 2012 or early 2013 release.

Borderlands 2 will feature all-new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment. Players will reveal secrets and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe as they adventure across unexplored areas of Pandora.

The game will make its debut at gamescom, running from August 17-August 21, before making an appearance at PAX Prime at the end of the month.