Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is All Argyle and S**T!


Awww yeah, baby! Gearbox and 2k Games are back with their trailer for their upcoming game Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. It’s apparently going to serve as some sort of injection of plot between Borderlands and Borderlands 2, and it’s taking place on the moon! Well… Pandora’s moon. But you don’t really care about that plot crap, do you? No, screw the plot! You want jovial fear pooping, face lasers, and a moon dance break!

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel looks like it’s going to be as ridiculous and fun-loving ever, promising low-gravity gunplay and of course the standard skill tree. We’ll also see the return of Handsome Jack Harkness, Athena “the Gladiator,” and Claptrap “the Fragtrap.” The latter, it appears, is going to be a playable character which will either be incredibly hilarious or unplayably annoying. We will see. Two additional weapon types will be added: laser-based weaponry and cryogenic weaponry which allows you to freeze enemies then break them apart with melee attacks. Because what’s more fun than shattering your enemies with your fist?

It looks like Gearbox and 2K Games are all about making the games even more ridiculous, and that’s definitely not a bad thing in my book. Borderlands is at its best when the ridiculous comedy serves to better drive home the more serious plot elements. Hell, Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep underscores that point exactly by exploring Tiny Tina’s psyche and how she grieves and overcomes her feeling of loss via a ridiculous, hilarious Dungeons & Dragons riff. This time around they are promising a morally ambiguous Handsome Jack who apparently starts off not-so-terrible before we see him devolve into the monster we witnessed in Borderlands 2.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel comes out October 14 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

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