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New Borderlands DLC details leak, Gearbox doesn’t really mind

Friday, 6th August 2010 07:48 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap.

Their words – not ours. Now then, since we know you’re already barreling past the break as fast as your clicking finger will carry you, we’re just gonna…

…move down here. First up, an overview of the DLC as discovered by Borderlands forum user “Legendrew” after digging through some recent patch files for the game:

“Basically the ninja claptrap was created by Hyperion to stop the vault hunters from taking all the guns and treasure etc, but was too clever, he saw other claptraps being ‘enslaved’ and ‘killed’ – he wanted it to stop so he started a claptrap revoloution. Now Hyperion have asked the vault hunters to help them stop the claptrap uprising and return things back to normal but the claptraps have gone about re-animating dead people and adding claptrap robot parts to them to fight in their army. Some of the people re-animated include Dr Ned. Commandant Steele and General Knoxx.”

In addition to new locations and quests, a whole host of robo-enemies are coming along for the ‘Trapocalypse – including old favorites like Skags, Rakks, and of course, midgets.

Gearbox: Yeah, so what?

The second “top secret” info leaks, most companies seal their lips so tight that their faces can legally be declared seaworthy, but not Gearbox.

“There are a few things there,” Gearbox president Randy Pitchford told IGN. “But I think it’s like reading a draft of a script for a movie that hasn’t even been announced yet, let alone launched – yeah you might learn something, but it’s not the real thing and it could just drive you crazy thinking about it.”

“Seeing that this happened does make me want to hide some super juicy secrets in the DLC, though. If we do, we’ll be sure to hide them really good, though, so it takes more than a day to find them,” he added, jokingly. “I wonder who will find them first?”

Huh? What’s the rumbling sound? Oh no, Randy, you didn’t…! You just challenged the Internet! Quick, someone put something heavy on top of VG247 before we all get swept away!

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11 Comments

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  1. Blerk

    If that rumoured ‘Game of the Year’ edition turns up with all the DLC included I might sell my original and buy it again.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Hunam

    I might get a GOTY edition on the 360 and just cut my loses with the PC version.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Borderlands 2 announcement soon please, Randy!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    If I could run around blowing up Claptraps I would be soooooo happy.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Yoshi

    @4 That’ll teach them for dancing!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. LOLshock94

    why cant they just make alien colonial marines

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Because it’d be shit. Borderlands ftw!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. DaMan

    screw Borderlands, the game was average at best.

    I really want Colonial Marines, been waiting on that one for ages.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Ooh, lies!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    Borderlands was a good exploration fetch and kill, kill and kill some more based FPS with RPG elements and enormous fun in co-op. The Action Skills gave a genuinely unique approach to traditional FPS combat but it was almost completely devoid of story though which I felt dragger it to like a 7.5, could’ve been a 9 with a more engaging story.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. DaMan

    wasn’t my cup of tea. if Fallout3 is a 8, then this game is like 6 or something, then again it’s considerably better as a co-op fps than as an rpg. I guess I just didn’t like it.

    #11 4 years ago