“The Border Lands” Gives Fans Some 16-bit Demake Goodness

on August 23, 2012 7:25 PM

Gearbox Software and 2K Games recently launched a “demake” of Borderlands 2. Titled The Border Lands, the lo-fi, 16-bit shooter gives players a top-down view of Pandora as they gun down skags and other enemies. As you eliminate foes, there’s a chance that they will drop chests that grants the player access to other gun options. It may not have the variety of the real borderlands games, but it’s some fun to tide fans over until the game launches in September.

To accompany the interquel, they also released a 1989 review of The Border Lands, complete with accurate cinematography and dated scenery. Follow Maya, Salvador, Axton, and Zer0 as they unlock secrets to the background of pandora, The Border Lands may prove to be an edifying experience. The video can be viewed below.

 /  Staff Writer
I'm a twenty-seven year old video game design student from Sunset Park, Brooklyn. If I'm not working or doing schoolwork, I can typically be found on Xbox Live under the name "Red Ring Ryko". I am thoroughly enamored with video games as a means of interactive expression, and am fully dedicated to bolstering the legitimacy of the medium and its culture.