The rumors are true, Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty is now officially confirmed as the first DLC pack for Borderlands 2, arriving on October 16, 2012. The pack embraces a pirate theme, adding an assortment of new enemies (sand worms!), as well as a skiff vehicle and a new form of currency in Seraph Crystals (via Associated Press).
"You can sense the pirate theme across the landscape, even though there's no water," Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford said in a statement. "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 now-confirmed title and pirate theme line up with earlier rumors that sprung from accidentally revealed PlayStation Trophies and info buried in the game's code. Now that the cat is officially out of the bag, I can also let you know that we recently got a hands-on look at Captain Scarlett and will be posting our impressions next week, on October 15.