The Borderlands series continues to roll on thanks to an upcoming prequel / sequel ingeniously dubbed Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, though this time Gearbox is collaborating with 2K Australia to bring you the goods.
The big news, however, is that the game now has an official release date and new trailer showing off all of the new mayhem like low-gravity and new vehicles that you can indulge in. The game’s official release date is October 14th, 2014 for North America and October 17th, 2014 for everyone else.
Check out the moon dance trailer below. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNdl9n-gpS0#t=107′%5D
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
It’s no secret that Gearbox’s Borderlands 2 has been a smash success that is resulting in a game called Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! being released later this year, but now Take Two has revealed just how successful it has been.
In Take Two’s recent financial report they revealed that Borderlands 2 has shipped over 9 million units since it first launched in September 2012.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! is being co-developed by 2K Australia and Gearbox Software for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC and is set for a release in the third quarter of the year.
Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford has revealed some new information about the size and potential pricing of the upcoming game Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
In an interview with PC Gamer, Pitchford said the following about the size of the game:
“It’s pretty big. I don’t think it’s going to be as big as Borderlands 2. It might be as big, or a little bigger, than Borderlands 1. It might be kind of in between the two.”
He goes on to discuss the price of the game:
“As far as price point goes, I don’t think that’s set in stone yet. It should be priced correctly, so we’ll have to see what happens in the market and understand the actual total value proposition that’s being offered, but I’m the developer. The guys at 2K will figure that out.”
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will launch in the Fall for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The game is being co-developed by both Gearbox and 2K Australia.
Condemn (OR) Condone:
This is about what I would expect for the type of game that this is. I guess it should be fitting that the game that takes place inbetween two games would have an overall size that is also in-between the two games. I’m also glad to hear that they are open to possibly charging less than the full $60 if the amount of content on display isn’t as substantial.
Gearbox has made the announcement of a brand new Borderlands game, though it definitely isn’t the one that fans were expecting. Instead of Borderlands 3 being announced for next-gen consoles, Gearbox has revealed a game called Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is coming out later this year for last-gen consoles. The game is being developed by 2K Australia.
What the heck does pre-sequel mean, exactly? Well, the game will take place after the events of Borderlands 1, but before the events of Borderlands 2. Hence, pre-sequel!
In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, you will not roaming the lands of Pandora, instead you will be on the surface of the planet’s satellite. That’s right – this time around you will be dealing with moon-physics.
Who will you be controlling in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel? None other than Borderlands 2 Handsome Jack. Apparently, this will document Jack’s rise to power with the four new player characters Nisha, Athena, Wilhelm and the iconic Claptrap!
Condemn (OR) Condone:
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel sounds like it checks all of the boxes of what I love about the Borderlands world. Handsome Jack was a big reason why I felt Borderlands 2 was even better than the original, and it is very exciting to learn that we will be able to learn more from his world. Add to that the fact that we’ll be exploring a completely different type of environment with low gravity and zero atmosphere and this becomes one of my most anticipated games of the year. My judgment is Condone.
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