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

By Nathan Grayson
6 August 2010 07:48 GMT


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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