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Borderlands 2 trailer details GameStop pre-order bonuses, gladiatorial beast combat

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Borderlands 2's playground world of Pandora teems with monsters, bandits, psychos, burning psychos, cowardly robots, and the ever-ubiquitous loot, but what if a special retreat existed for the wayward warrior to take a break, dust off his or her feet, and plug a few (thousand) bullets into the slavering maws of bloodthirsty beasts?

Sounds like the kind of vacation only Borderlands 2 achieves, and that's what you'll get if you place your $60 pre-order with GameStop (opens in new tab) , as the trailer above reveals. The not-so-subtle "Creature Slaughter Dome" throws the nastiest creatures around into the waiting barrels, scopes, and middle-fingers of you and your friends, presumably resulting in hilarious bouts of frantic bunnyhopping and chastisements along the lines of, "I told you not to touch that ominously glowing lever."

Borderlands 2 releases September 18, but in the meantime, check out the addictive official demake (opens in new tab) and our rundown of the two available Collector's Editions (opens in new tab) .

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?