You may have seen select press outlets sharing their first impressions of Battleborn along with a few gameplay clips earlier this week, but today we're happy to share the world premiere of our entire Battleborn cooperative campaign demo.
In the video above, you can check out 18 minutes of five-player co-op gameplay featuring five of the characters we've revealed so far: Oscar Mike, Montana, Thorn, Miko, and Rath. Before the video begins, be sure to check out a brief intro from lead writer Aaron Linde and creative director Randy Varnell.
Join Sir Hammerlock and MISTER TORGUE on an EXPLOSIVE tour of Pandora's moon, Elpis, in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Grab a freeze gun, high-five your best friend, AND GET YOUR ASS TO THE MOON!
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases on October 14, 2014 in North America and October 17, 2014 worldwide for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Pre-order now to unlock the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit!
The first previews of Battleborn's gameplay have arrived! See what some of your favorite outlets had to say:
- CNET, Jeff Bakalar: "Battleborn... resembles a lot of what made Borderlands so great."
- Game Informer, Mike Futter: "Battleborn looks pretty darn good at this early stage no matter what you call it."
- GameSpot, Shawn McInnis: "I'm eager for a chance to sit down and play this new project from Gearbox. I haven't fully wrapped my head around everything that's going on in this hybrid of genres, but it's certainly grabbed my attention."
- Kotaku, Evan Narcisse: "With a bigger cast of characters, a core gameplay loop that's less time-intensive and the promise of a variety of play styles, Battleborn is Gearbox's most ambitious title yet."
- Polygon, Samit Sarkar: "Gearbox is working on much more than a MOBA, and is engineering this game to last..."
- IGN, Tom McShea: "Battleborn is trying to combine bits and pieces from a variety of places to create a fresh take on a crowded genre."
Episode 3, of the Making of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is here! This episode takes a deeper look at the cast of the game: Nisha the Lawbringer, Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer and Claptrap the Fragtrap.
Miss Episode 1 or Episode 2? Catch up here:
PAX Prime 2014 has come and gone, but the memories we made will live with us forever, especially for one couple -- congrats Cassie and John! Fans were able to take all for Vault Hunters for a spin in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, go hands-on with Tales from the Borderlands for the first time ever, and were even treated to a special Borderlands-themed magic trick from Randy Pitchford at the 'Inside Gearbox Software' Panel.
Catch up with all of the happenings at this year's expo after the jump. ...READ MORE
Enter the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit and face off against the toughest Scavs on Pandora's moon, Elpis! Survive the battle and you'll be feared and respected by the few left alive...not to mention the experience and gear you'll earn!
Did you miss our panel at PAX Prime? Watch it below!
You won't want to miss the Inside Gearbox Software panel at PAX Prime on Sunday, August 31 at 10:30am PT in the Main Theatre, where we'll have never-before-seen exclusives, reveals and other surprises! The panel will also be followed up by an autograph session in the Paramount Theatre.
We're also bringing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to the show! Stop by the 2K booth and be among the first to play as any of the four of the new Vault Hunters (even Claptrap)! PAX Prime kicks off on Friday, August 28 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
Want more? Stop by the Telltale Games booth (#3017) to playtest an early peek at the upcoming episodic adventure series, Tales from the Borderlands, and get your hands on a limited edition TftB t-shirt!
New Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel themed heads and skins are now available* in Borderlands 2 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC! Your favorite Vault Hunters have taken to cosplaying their favorite characters from The Pre-Sequel:
- Axton as Athena
- Salvador as Wilhelm
- Maya as Nisha
- Zer0 as Claptrap
- Gaige as Moon Moxxi
- Krieg as a Scav
With today's update, all of these customizations are now available as extremely rare drops in-game. You'll also be able to immediately unlock one of the character's customization sets each week via SHiFT code by clicking the corresponding images above as they go live on their listed dates.
We are aware that some Xbox 360 users are experiencing an issue that causes them to be stuck in a compatibility pack download loop. To resolve this, please follow the instructions in this knowledge base article.
For help and assistance with SHiFT, visit support.gearboxsoftware.com.
*Requires active Internet connection. For more details on SHiFT and Hot Fixes, visit support.gearboxsoftware.com.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is now available to pre-purchase on Steam, among other digital retailers! Those who already own Borderlands or Borderlands 2 will also receive a 10% discount by pre-purchasing on Steam before August 25.
But wait, there's more! All pre-ordered copies of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel come with action packed bonus content, the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit!
Now is also a great opportunity to recruit new Vault Hunters to your cause, as Borderlands 2 is FREE TO PLAY (!!) on Steam now through 1PM PST on Sunday, August 24. And if all that wasn't enough, Borderlands titles and add-ons, including Borderlands 2 Game of the Year, are now up to 75% off on Steam as part of the 2K Publisher Weekend.
TL;DR: There's a lot of really awesome Borderlands stuff going down on Steam now through August 25.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel producers Joel Eschler (2K Australia) and James Lopez (Gearbox Software) sat down with IGN at Gamescom to bring you your first look at Claptrap the Fragtrap in action. Find out more about Claptrap's action skill, VaultHunter.EXE, and why you should never leave your buddies hangin' in this video straight from the show floor:
We were so inspired by all of the awesome cosplay we've been seeing at Gamescom that we wanted to highlight some of the other amazing cosplayers from across the 'net from over the past few weeks!
Photographer Darryl Pamplin caught Axton (Joey R.) in action during last month's Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel laser tag event at San Diego Comic-Con.
Find out why Athena, Wilhelm, Nisha and Claptrap are teaming up with Jack to save Pandora in the latest Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel trailer, 'Last Hope.' You'll also get your first look at Claptrap's action skill too, if you're into that kind of thing.
For more Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel videos, head on over to the official YouTube channel!
Reddit user lleti wanted to see what Borderlands 2 looked like in 4K, and was left with only one option: to run Borderlands 2 in 4K.
After the initial success, it was only appropriate to take Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep for a spin, too. You can check out those screens here. Thanks for sharing, lleti!
Experience the fist-punching visuals of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel with the space-age power and performance of GeForce GTX! Get Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for free* when you upgrade to a qualifying GeForce GTX graphics card!
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Episode two of the The Making of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel docu-series takes a look at why the developers at 2K Australia and Gearbox decided to take players to Pandora's moon, Elpis, and how that decision opened up some awesome new gameplay opportunities that will change the way you approach combat and exploration in Borderlands.
Click here to watch episode one, which explores the origins of the project itself and the collaborative relationship between the developers at 2K Australia and Gearbox Software.