It’s all true, the next Borderlands game has been confirmed by the developers – hoorah!
Earlier this week we reported on rumours of a new Borderlands game from Gearbox Software, which appeared over on GamesPointsNow.com. Well, yesterday over on Gearbox Software’s site, the rumours were put to rest with the official reveal of the new game.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is being co-developed by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia, and will take place on Pandora’s moon. The third game in the Borderlands series will be released on PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 later this year.
The game will take place between the events of Borderlands and Borderlands 2, with you being able to play as four new character classes, battling beside Handsome Jack. You will watch as Handsome Jack changes into the villain of Borderlands 2, and help with the establishment of the Hyperion Corporation.
Being on a moon means low-gravity, so this, in addition to ‘oxygen-powered jetpack combat’, is sure to mix up the gameplay a little. There is also the introduction of the ‘Cryo’ elemental damage type, a laser weapon class, and new vehicles for better moon exploration.
The four new classes come in the guise of recognisable characters from the previous Borderlands games: Athena the Gladiator, Nisha the Lawbringer, Wilhelm the Enforcer, and Claptrap the Fragtrap.
PAX East is being held over in Boston this weekend, with an ‘Inside Gearbox Software’ panel on Sunday - No doubt we’ll be hearing some more news about the next Borderlands game from the panel, but until then why not watch the Borderlands: Pre-Sequel Developer Overview video below.
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