2K Games have just announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, being developed by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia.
FHM got thier mitts on some new gameplay footage and here’s what we learnt – wub wub...
01 It’s not Borderlands 3.
That’s right – if you were expecting a chronologically progressive, question-answering sequel, you’re going to have to wait slightly longer. In terms of timeframe, the game is sandwiched somewhere between the original Borderlands and Borderlands 2 and will focus on the rise of ‘dapper’ bad guy, Handsome Jack.
02 Start practising your moonwalk.
The latest addition is no longer in Pandora, it's set on the moon. This means lots of anti-gravity jumps and weapons that take advantage of the new locale. There are also new bad guys that offer that space-based twist, along with new vehicles too.
03 There are 4 new playable characters and one of them is Claptrap.
There are 4 new characters you can play as. They are:
Athena, the Gladiator: 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 then vomits it back towards enemies for maximum damage and humiliation.
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.
Nisha, the Lawbringer: Nisha appeared in Borderlands 2 as the Sheriff of Lynchwood.
04 It’s coming out in the autumn.
There isn’t a set release date just yet, as tends to be the case with these types of things, but whispers are saying that it’ll be dropping in the autumn, and you’ll be able to play it on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
05 We have 8 minutes of gameplay to share with you.
In the gameplay video the main character is Athena, the Gladiator, and we get to see her use her Captain America like-shield, the Aspis. Which is pretty awesone.
Words by Andrew Edney, check him out on Twitter.