Borderlands 2 "Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty" DLC coming

The vault hunters of Borderlands 2 will battle buccaneers across the sandy seas of Oasis in upcoming DLC, according to hints uncovered by players in the game's existing content. ShackNews put together the efforts of fans who revealed PlayStation 3 trophies leaked in the game's Mechromancer update yesterday, as well as various assets hidden in Borderlands 2's Steam source files.

A snippet from the uncovered script sets up the premise better than we could:

"Legends speak of Captain Blade's Lost Treasure of the Sands. Of a prize so great, that men would turn the sands red in pursuit of it. Of a pirate queen, courageous and deadly, who would stop at nothing to find it. Of a monstrous Leviathan. Of the Vault Hunters who journeyed to the desert town of Oasis, not knowing the horrors that would befall them."

The script also presumably contains the rest of the dialogue in the upcoming DLC, so be wary if spoilers aren't your thing. Oasis looks to be an all-new zone with plenty of treasure to dig up, including a new head for each class, a new vehicle, and a Hunter S. Thompson/Raoul Duke look-alike quest giver.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.