Gearbox and 2K Australia looking to tell the origins of Handsome Jack in the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Though it takes place before the events of the main Borderlands games, it's set to feature much of the classic gameplay the series has become known for, as evidenced by a 15-minute walkthrough released today.
Gearbox associate producer James Lopez and 2K Australia producer Joel Eschler offer a narrated walkthrough of the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel demo from PAX East. They introduce some of the game's playable characters (like Athena, an NPC from the first Borderlands), new loot chests, and new weapons. They also explain the game's new oxygen system, which is being introduced to establish the game's new setting on the surface of the moon.
Give the game a look in the video below. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is coming this fall to PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
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Gearbox and 2K Australia are offering a greater overview on what's coming in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel with a new 15-minute playthrough video of the game's demo from PAX East.
I'm kind of bothered that this is a stand-alone title.
As BL2 extend-DLC it would be awesome. New weapons, new environments, new playable characters are appealing. However it's still the same game on the same engine with the same playstyle. I expect more from a standalone title.
Maybe if it's a budget release I will warm to it but as a full priced game I can't see this even getting on my radar.