Borderlands 2 skill calculators released

Borderlands 2 won't arrive on shelves until next week, but you can start planning your character builds right now as Gearbox has released skill calculators for its FPS-RPG for you to pore over. Vault hunters, start your min/maxing engines.

Head on over to build your Assassin, Commando, Gunzerker, or Siren. Unexcitingly, most of the skills add small passive bonuses, which is never the most exciting use for a skill point, but there are some tasty abilities there.

The tree for the Mechromancer DLC class is still under wraps, but is known to include summoning robots and a tree made especially for people who need a helping hand in FPSs.

Borderlands 2 arrives for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 18.