Hello again! It's me, Keith Schuler, one of the Senior Designers on Borderlands 2. Previously, I wrote about implementing the plot mission "Hunting the Firehawk" but I ended that article right before the best part: the battle alongside Lilith. Today’s Inside the Box focuses on that combat encounter and developing Lilith's role within it. READ MORE...
Hello! I'm Keith Schuler, Senior Designer on Borderlands 2. Today, I want to talk through some of the design for one of the major plot missions, Hunting the Firehawk.
Big time spoiler alert, by the way. If you still haven't played through this mission, I'm here to ruin all the surprises.
Hunting the Firehawk is an extremely important mission, from a narrative standpoint. Though the player has heard from Roland by now, he hasn't met any of the original Vault Hunters in person yet, and has no idea of the degree to which those characters will be involved in this adventure.The story also needed to make sense both to new players and to fans of the first Borderlands, when the new players don't even know who Lilith is.
So, how could we reintroduce our feisty Siren in a way that all players, both old and new, would enjoy? READ MORE...
Hi. I’m Anthony Burch, Lead Writer on Borderlands 2 and all of its DLC. Today I’m going to talk a little bit about Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, our new campaign DLC releasing June 25, but I’m mainly going to discuss the issue of Borderlands’s tone. Are we a comedy? An action game? Both? Can we ever be too goofy, or too serious? Where do the boundaries lie? I’ll try to give some answers to these questions.
Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep is about a group of friends – Tina, Brick, Lilith, and Mordecai – playing a tabletop roleplaying game. As the player, you fight through Tina’s fantasy module as it exists in her imagination – this means that you get to fight orcs, skeletons, dwarves, and all other kinds of fantasy-centric stuff that wouldn’t make sense in the universe of Pandora. It also means that your explicit goal in the plot is relatively simple (and in honesty, sort of cliché): you’ve got to track down the evil Handsome Sorcerer who brought darkness to the land, and rescue the beautiful Queen of Flamerock Refuge from his evil clutches.
What goes on inside the mind of Krieg the Psycho? Why did he become a Vault Hunter in the first place? Do his pecs, in fact, have pecs? Find out the answers to all these questions in this original Gearbox Software short film.
The Borderlands 2 Season Pass, which bundles four campaign add-ons and the Ultimate Vault Hunter Pack at a discount, does not include additional characters like Gaige the Mechromancer or Krieg the Psycho.
Each day this week, we've posted a new behind-the-scenes look at a certain aspect of Krieg the Psycho's skill tree in anticipation of the new story video -- Krieg: A Meat Bicycle Built for Two -- premiering Friday morning. (Check out a new still from that video above.)
Today, I'll be walking you through the Hellborn tree. In case you missed the previous articles, I'm Paul Hellquist -- the Creative Director and Lead Designer on Borderlands 2 -- and here's the rundown:
I'm Paul Hellquist, the Creative Director and Lead Designer of Borderlands 2, and since today is Wednesday (the middle day of the work week) it's the perfect time to tell you all about the middle skill tree for Krieg -- Mania.
In anticipation of Friday's release of Krieg: A Meat Bicycle Built for Two -- a video short that helps explain how the titular Psycho became a Vault Hunter -- we'll have a new Inside the Box and teaser image from that short (see above) each day leading up to it! Here's the rundown:
Tina Tiny's Assault on Dragon Keep, the fourth campaign add-on for Borderlands 2, arrives June 25!
The biggest campaign add-on in Borderlands history, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep immerses players in an ever-changing fantasy world filled with never-before-seen dangers and foes along with plenty of new loot and fantastical versions of fan-favorite characters!
To learn more about the epic journey that awaits, check out the previews at IGN, Kotaku, GameTrailers, Destructoid, GameSpot, Polygon, Rev3 Games and Game Informer and Shacknews -- be on the lookout for more!
Coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep is included with the Borderlands 2 Season Pass and will also be available a la carte for 800 Microsoft Points / $9.99. The Borderlands 2 Season Pass (available for $29.99) includes all four downloadable campaign add-ons (Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty, Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage, Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep) along with the Ultimate Vault Hunter Pack.
Welcome back to Inside the Box! I'm Paul Hellquist, the Creative Director and Lead Designer on Borderlands 2.
Today I’m going to be telling you about the creation of Krieg the Psycho's Bloodlust tree. If you missed it yesterday, I talked about the design goals for Krieg and the evolution of the Buzz Axe Rampage action skill.
Later this week, on Friday, we'll be releasing a short video that shows how Krieg the Psycho became a Vault Hunter -- you can see a still from that video above. And in anticipation of that video, we'll have a new Inside the Box every day leading up to it! Here's what to expect:
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