Rumored for some time now, the 'Pirate DLC' many have been expecting for Borderlands 2 has been released. Following gameplay footage of a list of new PS3 trophies leaked from Eurogamer, Gearbox has now confirmed that they will be releasing their 'Pirate DLC' this month.

"You can sense the pirate theme across the landscape, even though there's no water," said Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford. "It's all dried up. It feels more like Tatooine than an ocean. These bandits have really embraced the pirate lifestyle, and there's the legend of a treasure. That kicks off this whole adventure that the players can go on."

The new DLC, which has been set for release on October 16th, follows the early release for the Mechromancer character just one week ago. The newest DLC will focus new gameplay on Captain Scarlett, a one eyed pirate queen. The DLC will add a new expansive desert and a bandit-filled town named Oasis.

The downloadable content won't just add pirates to the game; it'll also add new enemies such as sand worms that hover through the desert, and a new vehicle more suitable for the harsh environment. The pirate DLC will also add a new currency called Seraph Crystals. We're not quite sure what Seraph Crystals will be able to purchase you in the game, but it's likely to be a bunch of exclusive gear available only from the new pirate DLC.

The downloadable content will cost $9.99, or if you pre-ordered the game, you'll notice the content available as soon as it's released.

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Written by Ollie Green