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Borderlands DLC 'Claptrap's New Robot Revolution' Announced

by Alice O'Connor, Aug 11, 2010 7:00am PDT

Borderlands players will get to blast away the shooter RPG's chipper Claptrap robots, developer Gearbox and publisher 2K Games announced today, when the new downloadable content 'Claptrap's New Robot Revolution' is released in September.

Our four intrepid heroes will team up with the Hyperion Corporation in the DLC to take on "the ever-amassing army of homicidal Claptraps led by one of the most eagerly awaited characters in the franchise's history--the cunning Ninja Assassin," they reveal.

"More than 20 new missions" are promised with "tons of fresh enemies to blast through, including original boss battles, waves of homicidal Claptraps, well-armed Hyperion soldiers, and local creatures that have been Claptrap-ified - including crab-traps, rakk-traps and skag-trapps." There'll also be an extra ten skill points up for grabs.

"A year ago Borderlands was an untested brand that through hard work and a lot of passion, turned out to be one of the best-selling, claptastic and skagtacular games we have ever created," said 2K president Christoph Hartmann in the announcement. "A year later, we are releasing our fourth DLC installment, Claptrap's New Robot Revolution, which illustrates our enthusiasm for creating highly entertaining content that enhances a franchise. In addition to serving as the perfect bookend to the original game, what gamer doesn't love a kung-fu-wielding Ninja Assassin Claptrap with nunchuck skills?"

Last week an inquisitive fan uncovered a few details on the DLC by digging around in data files, which Gearbox president Randy Pitchford described as "like reading a draft of a script for a movie that hasn't even been announced yet, let alone launched."

The Claptrap's New Robot Revolution DLC is slated for a September release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, priced at at $10 (800 Microsoft Points).





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