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UPDATED: Borderlands ‘pre-sequel’ coming to PS3 & Xbox 360, takes place on moon, site claims

Monday, 7th April 2014 11:53 GMT By Dave Cook

Borderlands: The Pre-sequel! is said to be coming out of developer 2K Australia this year on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. It’s rumoured to be set on Pandora’s moon Elpis, according to a new report.

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UPDATE 2: Allegedly, the game’s full title is Borderlands: The Pre-sequel! With the exclamation mark and all.

UPDATE: Our local 2K Games rep has been in touch with a simple “no comment,” reply.

ORIGINAL STORY: It follows Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford teasing some form of next-gen project from the studio.

GamePointsNow claims that the new game will star four new characters, Athena The Gladiator, Wilhelm The Enforcer, Nisha The Lawbringer and Fragtrap. Athena first appeared in original Borderlands expansion The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, Wilhelm was a boss in Borderlands 2, and Fragtrap is an upgraded Claptrap robot.

Wilhelm is said to make use of shoulder-mounted cannons and drones that can be summoned into battle, while Athena is claimed to be a melee-class fighter with a kinetic shield that absorbs bullets and a plasma sword. She sounds like Borderlands 2′s Zero.

The site claims that players will be taking orders from a programmer called John, who later grows up to be Borderlands 2 villain Handsome Jack. He’s looking for an alien artefact. Apparently, the game will bring two new gun classes that feature laser and freezing cryo effects, and that the low gravity on Elpis will see you shooting enemies into space and using jetpacks to thrust your way across the surface.

Oxygen is also finite, and must be replenished using ‘OX-kits.’ It’s claimed you can also shatter enemies’ helmets to deprive them of oxygen. It’s also believed that the game will take players to Hyperion’s giant H-shaped base that can be seen orbiting Pandora in Borderlands 2.

The game will cover the five year gap between the first two instalments. The site claims that the title is out in 2014, but both Gearbox and 2K are staying quiet for the time being. Via OXM.

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12 Comments

  1. Legendaryboss

    “No comment”? Its definitely a thing then.

    #1 4 months ago
  2. ManuOtaku

    Great news, theres not such a thing of too much out of borderlands, one of my favorite new ips of the last/current gen, therefore i hope this ends being true.

    #2 4 months ago
  3. Hcw87

    Such a waste having it on last-gen consoles, and strange that a PC version isn’t mentioned.

    One of the best and most innovative gaming franchises to ever come out though, so i’m looking forward to it.

    #3 4 months ago
  4. Reddpayn

    Last gen should be abandoned shortly. ts ridicilous if this game is released in 2015 and it will be ps3/360 only. I would even claim that this game would have very poor sales on the last gen platforms. For example thief sold nearly ten times more on the ps4/xo than it did on ps3/360. Only mass appeal games like cod could fare well enough on the last gen systems imo.

    #4 4 months ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    I do appreciate this is coming for the last gen consoles , because i havent made the jump to the two newest consoles, since there are great games coming for them. But i hope they will release it in the newest ones as well in order to keep everyone happy.

    Alrhough maybe they need to keep using the old tech while they starr implementing the newest ones, i think cell shaded games will look very great on thw newest machines.

    #5 4 months ago
  6. Panthro

    All of you saying that support for the last gen of consoles should be abandoned is pretty selfish.

    I game on PC so it doesn’t affect me if the support stops or not but come on, lots of people don’t have or just don’t want one of the new consoles and if support was dropped they wouldn’t get any new games.

    #6 4 months ago
  7. Obernox

    Okay, this sounds awesome. The new classes especially sounds interesting, and ice weapons? finally ! I’m a big fan of the first two, so my hype levels are high, i just hope they fix the awful drop-rates.

    #7 4 months ago
  8. Legendaryboss

    “Borderlands: The Pre-sequel!”
    ? Da fuck? Way too late for Aprils fools jokes now.

    #8 4 months ago
  9. actuallyisnotafox

    I read somewhere that all future borderlands game will come to vita, is this still in effect here? hmm, hopefully I’m remembering correctly, guess we’ll see ay

    #9 4 months ago
  10. Legendaryboss

    @actuallyisnotafox Thats unverified and not happening.

    #10 4 months ago
  11. Dragon

    @actuallyisnotafox,
    Let BL2 arrive first. Something tells me it will depend A LOT on its performance.

    #11 4 months ago
  12. DoubleM

    Put this next to Gears: Judgment and God of War: Ascension. They exist only to keep the franchise going and make a little bit of money, while the main team is working on the next gen sequel.

    #12 4 months ago

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