Gearbox Software and 2K Australia released a 15-minute gameplay footage of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel which was announced at the PAX East 2014 last April.
During the event, 2K and Gearbox Software said that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is an all-new standalone Borderlands game set in-between the award-winning Borderlands and Borderlands 2.
?Borderlands is one of 2K?s premiere franchises, and Borderlands 2 is the highest-selling title in the history of our company,? said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. ?Fans are clamouring for an all-new, triple-A Borderlands experience, and we will deliver just that with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.?
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will bring players to Pandora?s moon in order to experience wild, gravity-bending gunfights in zero-atmosphere environments using an array of all-new weaponry.
Gearbox also said that they are committed to delivering an all-new shoot ?n? loot experience that fans will love. The shoot ‘n’ loot gameplay of the Borderlands series will expand with the addition of low-gravity and oxygen-powered jetpack combat, the icy ‘Cryo’ elemental damage type, the deadly laser weapon class, and new vehicles to help you explore the lunar landscape.
?Since Gearbox Software first created the Borderlands franchise, we never dreamed of this much love and support from gamers,? added Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. ?We are grateful that the incredible talent at 2K Australia has been able to jump in with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to help it live up to the high standards that Borderlands fans have come to expect.?
The Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will feature four playable characters namely: Athena ?the Gladiator?, Wilhelm ?the Enforcer?, Nisha ?the Lawbringer?, and Claptrap ?the Fragtrap? who will be fighting alongside Handsome Jack to witness his transformation into the ruthless tyrant and to assist with the rise of the Hyperion Corporation.
In the official press release, the company described the characters as follows:
– Athena, the Gladiator: Uses her Kinetic Aspis, which is a shield that can absorb incoming damage, then convert it back into energy to use against enemies. Athena made her debut in The Secret Armory of General Knoxx DLC for the first Borderlands game.
– Wilhelm, the Enforcer: Wilhelm was previously seen in Borderlands 2 as one of the first deadly bosses in the game.
– Nisha, the Lawbringer: The sheriff of Lynchwood from Borderlands 2, Nisha will be dealing out her own brand of justice, which we’ll discuss further in the coming months.
– Claptrap, the Fragtrap: Wait – Claptrap? The goofy robot companion from Borderlands 2, now playable for the first time? Fragtrap is his character class? Well, you can play him too!
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be available worldwide in fall 2014 on the Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation?3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC.
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