Jasper Foreman, lead AI programmer at Gearbox, has said enemies in Borderlands 2 will be much smarter than they were in the first Borderlands, and there will be 15-20 separate enemies with many variants.
This means, there will be around 200-300 enemy types to blow away.
Speaking with Joystiq, Foreman said two upgraded enemy classes are returning – Skags and Bandits – each with some aforementioned variants.
New enemy types include Threshers and the Goliath, along with robots from Handsome Jack’s army.
The robots will come in a variety of flavors such as battle-oriented Loaders, the tankihs WAR Loader and the BUL Loader which mush like a Transformer, can turn itself into a bulldozer.
Other enemy bot types include Surveyors which repair robots you’ve damaged, and Constructors which can create other robots in the middle of the battlefield.
Head on through the link for more details and a few bits of artwork and screenshots.
Borderlands 2 is out in September on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.