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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Confirmed for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC

April 9, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Confirming the majority of the earlier report this week, Gearbox has announced that 2K Australia is developing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. The game will be available in Fall 2014 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Taking place between the events of Borderlands and Borderlands 2, The Pre-Sequel sees you playing as four new character classes fighting alongside Handsome Jack, where you’ll get to see his transformation into the villain you know from Borderlands 2. The Borderlands gameplay of “shoot ‘n’ loot” will be present in The Pre-Sequel, with low-gravity and oxygen-powered jetpack combat, Cryo elemental damage type, laser weapon type, and new vehicles added to this new Borderlands title.

The four characters were also detailed by 2K, including Claptrap from Borderlands 2:

  • 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!

To get a look at the pre-alpha gameplay of the Pre-Sequel, check out this developer overview video:

More details will be available for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in the coming months.

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