The Next Borderlands Game Is A Pre-sequel
For those of you waiting for the next Borderlands game, it will be called Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and it is being developed by 2K Australia. According to game retailer, GamePointsNow, the game will be set in the five-year span between the stories of Borderlands and Borderlands 2.
The game will be set on Pandora’s moon, and the H-shaped base that orbits it. Players will be able to select one of Jack/Johns four lieutenants to play as in Athena The Gladiator, Wilhelm The Enforcer, Nisha The Lawbringer and Fragtrap, a militarised claptrap.
If you ever played Borderlands then you know, that there is usually a bazillion weapons to choose from, and with being set on a moon there’s plenty of opportunity to ramp things up a little. There are two whole new weapon types to get your teeth into this time around. Laser weapons and moons go hand in hand so you won’t be disappointed there, but the real fun looks to be in the Cryo class of guns, couple that with the games low gravity setting and you can freeze and shatter your foes.
As a moon, Elpis has reduced gravity so tossing bandits into orbit with a well placed grenade is a sure thing. There’s also jetpacks to help you get around the moons surface and outwit your enemies, although this does tie in with another of the games new features to present a whole new challenge for veterans of the series.Oxygen will play a huge role in the game, in fact it’s actually going to be lootable in the form of OX -Kits.This adds a whole new layer to the combat with you requiring to manage your own oxygen levels while battling your foes, although it does lead to the option of shattering an enemies helmet to instantly deprive them of precious O2 and gain an advantage.
No release date was mentioned. Gearbox also is collaborating with Telltale Games on Tales of the Borderlands, an altogether different game to be done in Telltale’s narrative style.