New Borderlands Game Announced for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

Gearbox Software and 2K Games have announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the third game in the successful Borderlands series. The game which will be developed by 2K Australia takes place between Borderlands and its sequel Borderlands 2, as players follow the rise of villain Handsome Jack. The game takes place on Pandora’s moon, which in Borderlands 2 was the location of Handsome Jack’s Hyperion Moonbase.

Due to be released this Autumn for the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, the Pre-Sequel introduces four new fighters: Athena The Gladiator, Wilheim The Enforcer, Nisha The Lawbringer and Claptrap the Fragtrap. All four have made previous appearances in earlier Borderlands titles and expansions.

New playable characters overview

  • Athena, the Gladiator: Athena was player one during the demo. She originally appeared in “The Secret Armory of General Knoxx” DLC for the first Borderlands game. Athena’s action skill is the “Kinetic Aspis” which absorbs incoming damage, and can then be thrown at enemies to deal the absorbed damage to them. In the demo, her skill points were invested in the Phalanx skill tree, which is focused on healing and tanking abilities. During the demo she unlocked the final ability on that tree – “Wrath of the Goddess” – which causes her shield to ricochet and damage multiple enemies.
  • Wilhelm, the Enforcer: Main co-op partner during the demo. Wilhelm appeared as one of the first bosses in Borderlands 2.
  • Claptrap, the Fragtrap: This is the Claptrap first encountered at the beginning of the first Borderlands and the last surviving Claptrap unit during Borderlands 2. He appeared briefly in the demo with his upgraded Fragtrap combat abilities.
  • Nisha, the Lawbringer: Nisha appeared in Borderlands 2 as the Sheriff of Lynchwood, but was not present in the demo.

 

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel — Developer Overview video

In this video Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software and Tony Lawrence, general manager of 2K Australia introduce the new Borderlands game

 

Source: MCV

Reporter: Soulfinger

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