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Borderlands The Pre-Sequel First Look

Developer: 2K Games | Publisher: 2K Australia
Players: 1 to 4 Player Game | Genre: FPS

Release Date: Fall 2014

There is nothing more fun than getting three friends together for some epic First Person Shooting in a 4 Player cooperative session of Borderlands. The game has it all: a sense of humor, epic storyline, loot, more loot, and even more loot. Did I mention that Borderlands is more fun because of the loot? Dubbed a First Person Shooter of Diablo, Gearbox Software has created an epic franchise and Borderlands 2 even became the best selling title in 2K’s history. Most impressive Gearbox! So how about a sequel? Better yet, how about a Pre-Sequel to the Sequel Borderlands 2? 

Though it hasn’t been announced to have happened like this, it would appear that some ambitious DLC for Borderlands 2 grew so big that it spawned its own game. Players become part of Handsome Jack’s crew and assist him in his rise to power by taking over the Pandora moon. Claptrap, everyone’s favorite robot, also is part of the group and you even get to play as him for the first time in the history of the series. Also part of the playable characters are Athena, part of the Crimson Lance in Borderlands 1, Wilhelm, one of the early bosses of Borderlands 2, and Nisha, Sheriff of Lynchwood from Borderlands 2.

One of the new gameplay elements seen in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is oxygen. You will actually use oxygen as you wander certain areas of the Pandora’s moon. Makes sense since there wouldn’t be oxygen in these areas. This will require players to seek out ozkits that contain oxygen to replenish their supply. The cool part about having oxygen is you can harness it for more than just breathing. You can use the oxygen to perform double jumps or pound the ground like Super Mario would do. Of course, Mario doesn’t get “phat lewts” like people in Borderlands do. You can expect oodles and oodles of guns to pick up.

If you want more Borderlands, this is definitely going to make you happy. While new play mechanics, like oxygen, are a welcome addition, they are not completely game changing.  That said, they do provide a new fun wrinkle to the already great formula. Developed by 2K Australia and closely monitored by Gearbox Studios, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is headed this fall to the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Strangely absent are the Xbox One and PlayStation 4… Despite this, it is looking like a blast to play and we can’t wait to see more.

By Kaleb Rutherford - 04/16/14
ESRB Details: We anticipate a M Rating similiar to other games in the series.
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