IGN has gotten some hands on time with the Commando in Borderlands 2 and according to the site, the character will be able to make the turret a much more “modifiable, important part of a battle” as he can ” a turret to the ground to help out in a fight.”
“We wanted to do a class that was similar to the Soldier but we felt like we wanted to level him up and make him even more badass than the original Soldier, so we created the Commando,” said Jeramy Cooke, the game’s art director.
“He’s our special forces type of character. He actually has a little bit of story. I don’t want to kind of get into too many of the details, maybe one interesting thing is he wears the dog tag from his wife who was also in the military and she’s now dead.”
According to Cooke, the Soldier was one of the most popular classes in Borderlands 1, and if a player decides to go with the Commando, it will feel familiar.
“We did want it to feel comfortable for people that enjoyed that play style,” he said. “If you were to make an analogy to Dungeons and Dragons, the Commando is like our fighter, you know? The game just really fundamentally needs and wants, our universe needs and wants these guys to exist. It’s a really fun play style…you’re using your action skill in very different context.
Sounds like an interesting choice, but we;ll probably go with the Gunzerker, personally. Or the Siren. We can’t decide.
Borderlands 2 is expected on September 18, on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.