2K Games and Gearbox Software just officially announced the already rumored Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, that will be set between Borderlands and Borderlands 2 (hence the title) and will be released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC this fall.
Here’s the official blurb directly from 2K:
Set between Borderlands and Borderlands 2, you’ll play as four all-new characters fighting alongside Handsome Jack, witnessing his transformation into the ruthless tyrant you loved to hate in Borderlands 2, and assisting with the rise of the Hyperion Corporation. The signature shoot ‘n’ loot gameplay of the Borderlands series expands 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.
Who will those four new playable character classes be, you ask? Well, they are all familiar faces from the Borderlands universe:
– 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!
Below you can check out a gallery with a few screenshots from the game and a video introducing it: