2K Games Announces 'Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel'

Posted Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 08:23 AM PDT by
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

2K Australia will take players to the moon.

The 'Borderlands' franchise is one that has been fueled by rumor since the debut of the first game. While players continue to await something along the line of a 'Borderlands 3,' 2K Games has announced 'Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.'

'Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel' is being developed not by Gearbox, but by 2K Australia. The gmaes takes players to Pandora's moon, introducing new moon gravity, oxygen, and jetpack mechanics. In true prequel fashion, players will play alongside series' villain, Handsome Jack.

Here ae the four announced new playable classes:

- 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' is being developed for the 360, PS3 and PC and is due out this fall.

You can find the latest info on 'Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.

Source: 2K Games

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