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'Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel' Claptrap story and gameplay details revealed

'Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel'
'Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel'
Photo courtesy of 2K Games, used with permission

New details have been revealed in regards to one of the four playable characters in the upcoming multiplatform video game, "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel." According to a report from IGN on May 29, the mascot of the series, Claptrap, will be one of the four main characters. The robot is joining Athena, Nisha and Wilhelm as the protagonists of the story.

Claptrap has appeared in every game of the open-world role-playing series. The character, who often appears helpless, ended up being the mascot for the franchise with its wise-cracking jokes to make light of situations. Despite its comical nature, Gearbox Software ultimately decided to make Claptrap playable in the latest installment.

The development team promised that the robot will be useful in "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel." However, it won't be too overpowered as the studio wanted to keep its reputation as a silly character in the story. Furthermore, Gearbox Software did not clarify which version of Claptrap is going to be controlled by the character as the plot could be set prior to or following the "Claptrap's New Robot Revolution" DLC expansion from the original "Borderlands."

"Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel" was officially announced in April for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Despite the PS4 and Xbox One being on the market, the video game won't be coming to the next-generation systems. A representative from the studio explained that it costs extra money developing for the two new consoles. Furthermore, the current install base of the PS3 and Xbox 360 is exponentially bigger than the PS4 and Xbox One.

"Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel," which is coming out later this fall, takes place between the events of the first and second games of the series. The aforesaid Gearbox Software teamed up with 2K Australia, the studio that also assisted in the development of the "Bioshock" franchise, to develop the upcoming project. You can find a screen from the latest "Borderlands" game from the official Facebook page of the main developer can be seen with the image near the top of this article.