Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

borderlands presequal reviewGearbox Software has revealed when you will be able to get your hands on the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and it is sooner than you expected.

The North American players will get to play the game on 14th of October while worldwide release will happen just after three days on 17th October.

The announcement of release date has been done with the help of a trailer, which features a dance number, that you can see and listen above.

In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, you will be leaving the world of Pandora and head in to the outer space as you play with four characters ‘Athena, Wilhelm, Nisha and Claptrap’, which you must have seen if you have played the previous titles in the franchise.

Gameplay in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be inspired from previous entries that comprises of first person shooting and some RPG elements as you will be receiving quests, leveling up and looting stuff as you journey through the game.

The game can be played solo but its strength lies within cooperative or multiplayer gameplay.

Handsome Jack, who gained a lot of fame due to his role in Borderlands 2, will play an integral part in the latest entry, as we will witness his rise to ultimate villainy

One of the more popular prequels releasing this year comes from 2K and Gearbox Software, the two companies have announced that the next standalone game in the Borderlands franchise, will be available in North America on October 14, 2014, and internationally on October 17, 2014.

Launch into the Borderlands universe and shoot ‘n’ loot your way through a brand new adventure that rockets you onto Pandora’s moon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Discover the story behind Borderlands 2 villain Handsome Jack’s rise to power with a new cast of playable characters, including Claptrap and some of the series’ most iconic bad guys!

The Pre-Sequel gives you a whole lotta new gameplay featuring the genre blending fusion of shooter and RPG mechanics that players have come to love. Float through the air with each low gravity jump while taking enemies down from above using new ice and laser weapons. Catch-a-ride and explore the lunar landscape with new vehicles allowing for more levels of destructive mayhem. So grab a friend (or two, or three), strap on a rocket, and take off on a brand new Borderlands adventure!

BRING MAYHEM TO THE MOON: Feel the moon?s low gravity with every jump and stomp. New weapons equipped with ice and laser capabilities to cause mayhem! New enemies offer a space-based twist!

THE RISE OF HANDSOME JACK: Witness Handsome Jack?s rise to power. Dive deep into the origins of iconic Borderlands villains. Turn the tables and experience Handsome Jack?s side of the story.

A NEW CLASS OF ANTIHEROES: Play as one of four new character classes, including Wilhelm the Enforcer, Nisha the Lawbringer, and Athena the Gladiator. Play as a combat-ready Claptrap prototype for the first-time! Experience the gray morality of working alongside Handsome Jack.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel BONUS LIST!

Set in between the award-winning Borderlands and Borderlands 2, and brings low-gravity shoot ‘n’ loot mayhem to Pandora’s moon for the first time. Additionally, those who pre-order the game through participating retailers will receive the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit bonus content, which features intense zero-atmosphere combat against the fiercest enemies Pandora’s moon has to offer, and rewards players with unique in-game loot.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel offers gravity-bending gameplay with oxygen-propelled jetpacks, as well as new weapons, enemies, vehicles, and moon environments. Playing as four all-new character classes with unique skill trees, gamers will contribute to the rise of Handsome Jack and experience his origin story as he transforms into the megalomaniacal tyrant fans loved to hate in Borderlands 2.

“The teams at Gearbox and 2K Australia have combined the best talent from both studios to create a Borderlands experience that we know fans are going to love,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “For those that haven’t played the critically acclaimed franchise, there’s never been a better time to jump in than with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.”

Following the release date announcement with that funny Moon Dance trailer, developers Gearbox Software have announced a bonus DLC for the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

The DLC, titled Shock Drop Slaughter Pit will be available as a special pre-order bonus and promises players insane amount of fun battling some of the fiercest enemies Pandora’s moon has to offer.

Just like any other DLC when it comes to a Borderlands game, Shock Drop Slaughter Pit will also be full of amazing loot rewards for players.

The DLC takes players to a Dahl facility on Pandora’s moon where they meet TR4-NU, once a military recruiter who has now gone crazy and now hosts a slaughter fest by the name of Shock Drop Slaughter Pit.

TR4-NU is still however just and merciful and handsomely rewards players who succeed against the toughest enemies. More details about the DLC can be seen here.

The storyline of The Pre-Sequel revolves around Handsome Jack, the antagonist of Borderlands 2 and his plans to take control of the Hyperion moon base for himself.

The four playable characters in the game will begin as henchmen to Jack while he slowly turns into the evil villain everyone loves to hate.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is coming out for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on 14 October in North America, and 17 October everywhere else.


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