Borderlands DLC 'Claptrap's New Robot Revolution' Announced
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).
I enjoyed this game despite the obvious lack of PC-specific consideration but Gearbox's constant self-congratulatory PR riffs about the extremely annoying Claptrap robot, are starting to wear really thin. I don't recall a single friend (most of whom enjoyed the series on consoles) saying how "awesome" or "funny" or "creative" the stupid bot was.
So in that regard, it'll be nice to kill them repeatedly.
That's the point. This is a response to all the people who hate the character. This is the payoff. They know there's a large group of people who LOVE the character and who want to see it more. They know there's also a very large group of people who HATE the character and wish it would diaf. So they give BOTH sides something.
You love Claptrap, want nothing but Claptrap, dream about Claptrap, wish Claptrap was real so you could go buy one and hear, "I'M DANCING I'M DANCING" every five minutes, then you got your wish for All Claptrap, All Day, All Night. You hate Claptrap, wish he'd explode a thousand times over, wish that you could hunt down every claptrap and then go back in time to prevent the thing from ever being designed. Well, you've got the next best thing because you destroy a boatload of them.
The best example of how awesome this is if you imagine a world where after Episode One George Lucas heard all the Jar-Jar hate and he designed the next movie to segue with that hate. Star Wars, Ep 2: The Rampage of Gungan Death. And made it about how the Universe rose up in togetherness to destroy the Gungan race once and for all for crimes against all common sense. An entire movie with Jar-Jar's being slaughtered, thousands upon thousands. That'd be about the same.
Yeah. Man, that'd be a great movie.