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Borderlands 2′s Mechromancer dated, final design shown

Tuesday, 11th September 2012 13:34 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Borderlands 2′s Mechromancer character will go by the name of Gaige, and she will be able to summon a robot to tank her enemies. The girl has a robot arm which controls said tanking robot. The Mechromancer DLC will released on October 16 for $9.99/£7.99/800 MS Points for those who aren’t part of the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club which you become part of when pre-ordering the game. Have a better look at Gaige’s final design below. Borderlands 2 releases on September 18 in the US and on September 21 in the UK for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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  1. ManuOtaku

    I did prefer a bigger/ badder robot, maybe is upgradable in looks and size, i hope so, or at least have various DLC with different robot models.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. roadkill

    @1 What the hell are you on about? That robot is quite big!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. TheWulf

    Huh. Okay then. You win this round, Gearbox.

    Normally I don’t like playing women in games because I feel bad for them, and I tend to feel embarrassed. This is because you have men in full plate armour or similar, and then you have women in chainmail bikinis, showing lots of skin. I’m sorry, but skin doesn’t deflect bullets or swords.

    I’d really love to see how men would react to a character in a fantasy RPG who wears a bright pink chainmail speedo. And then having to play him as their main character whilst everyone else watches. I’m sorry I put that mental image in your heads, but it was necessary, and you all probably deserved it.

    See, when I look at a woman in a chainmail bikini, if I know it’s being played by a guy then I tend to think of him as being very, very desperate indeed. Or, if I choose to do it, I tend to think that people will think this of me. Or worse, I’ll have desperate men fapping over my armour and treating me nicely due to how I like. Ew. No thanks.

    This is why I’m glad that Guild Wars 2 had the charr, where both genders wear the same armour. This is due to them having true gender equality in the lore, but I digress. The charr is one instance where I’ve actually felt comfortable playing a female character in a game, because they don’t wear chainmail bikinis.

    Now, in Borderlands 2…

    I was actually impressed by the original line-up. This is why. The Siren is actually wearing as much armour as her compatriots. I’m impressed by this. Fair enough, Gearbox. I know I tend to sometimes think of Gearbox as being a bit gynophobic due to their past shenanigans, but this time? This time they did okay.

    I’m a little irritated by the cleavage (BECAUSE SKIN DOESN’T DEFLECT BULLETS), but it’s better than it could have been. And maybe via customisation we can even get rid of that cleavage and have her looking as well armoured as the Siren is. But even as she is, even as she is, this is miles better than how most games portray women.

    So kudos, Gearbox. Keep at it. I actually appreciate you doing this.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. viralshag

    Well thank goodness for the Charr keeping their clothes mostly on… shame about those pesky humans and norn in GW2 who don’t follow suit.

    Bloody sexist pro-charr ArenaNet bastards.

    #4 2 years ago