New Borderlands art style shown on next PC Gamer cover

Friday, 10th April 2009 20:41 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Is Borderlands cel-shaded? The cover of the June issue of PC Gamer magazine shows off the game’s new art-style, one Gearbox swears is anything but.

The image is an in-game screenshot, according to Gearbox’s Steve Gibson. See for yourself.

April 13 will see the launch of the Borderlands website, which should give us a better idea of the final product.



  1. lelik

    i’d still call that cell shaded.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I know someone who’s played it. They said everything’s covered in a thick black outline.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. The Benny

    Does Crackdown count as cel-shaded? Because that’s what it looks like, rather than proper Wind Waker cartoon visuals. I’m not sure there’s actually that much of a difference between the two styles, but maybe that’s what they’re getting at.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. ShiroGamer


    and please Gearbox
    we are not fuckin stupid ,respect our intelligence next time !

    #4 6 years ago
  5. endgame

    idk what’s wrong with everybody. who cares what gearbox likes to call it as long as it looks awesome, which it does. so let’s just drop it and move on. thks. :)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. SticKboy

    Looks like a comic book – are comics “cel shaded”?

    #6 6 years ago

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