Gearbox Software’s Battleborn is Ready for Battle in February 2016

on August 6, 2015 7:56 AM

After previously working on the Borderlands series, developer Gearbox Software is taking things out on the battlefield with the studio’s upcoming Battleborn, which is ready for battle this coming February.

Publisher 2K Games confirmed that Battleborn will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 6th, 2016, bringing chaotic, hero-based shooting out across PC and consoles.

In addition to the release date reveal, the company provided more info on the game at this week’s Gamescom 2015, revealing a new gameplay trailer for the title and providing new details on four of the game’s new heroes, with the official descriptions for each (and an image) available below:

  • Benedict: August Benedict Jr. is one of several surviving races of bird-like “Aviant” refugees. He swore allegiance to the Peacekeepers where he’s gained considerable notoriety for being a self-centered jerk that’s capable of astounding destruction with his rocket launcher. Double jumping, rocket jumping, and flying – Benedict’s good at all of them and he lets his teammates know it.
  • Mellka: A stealthy assassin, Mellka lost her parents at a young age before eventually earning her place among the Eldrid’s black op’s and intelligence bureau. Her life has been defined by a series of staggering losses, but her response to these losses was never despair – it was fury. She strikes quickly, disorienting foes with her nerve gas machine pistol and bio-glaive melee attacks.
  • Ambra: Born into an ancient order of priestesses responsible for discovering a way to prolong life indefinitely, Ambra was betrayed by her leader and her faction, the Jennerit Empire, and now fights alongside the Battleborn. She is a specialist hero, dealing damage up close through her melee attacks and powerful abilities, while healing her allies in the process.
  • Reyna: Known by her followers as “The Valkyrie,” Reyna was born aboard the Rogue faction’s ailing junk heap of a flagship and is a native to the last star system. Reyna has fought tirelessly for the freedom of her space pirate comrades, finding her calling as their inspirational leader. She dishes damage with her laser pistol and uses her command glove to support her teammates.

 

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Battleborn will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 6th, 2016 – in the meantime, you can check out the new trailer for the game below:

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.
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