2K Games announced the release date of “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel” for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on Thursday. The franchise has a history of fun and off-kilter trailers to make these type of announcements and the one containing the launch info does not disappoint with a collaboration with “Dance Central” creators Harmonix.
“Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel” will be released Oct. 14, 2014 on all platforms. Those that pre-order the game from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop will receive the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit, which “rewards unique in-game loot to players who succeed against the moon’s fiercest enemies” according to a press release.
Meanwhile, the “Moon Dance Trailer” includes a dance sequence featuring the characters from the game (Claptrap too) performing a number in “Dance Central” style. 2K Games and Gearbox decided to slip that in following the success of Claptrap’s dubstep dance moves in the “Doomsday Trailer” for “Borderlands 2.”
In “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel,” Handsome Jack is joined by some familiar faces in the “Borderlands” universe including Athena the Gladiator from DLC of the first game, Wilhelm the Enforcer who was a boss in the second and Nisha the Lawbringer who was a sheriff in the second title. Even Claptrap the Fragtrap is playable.
Together they will shoot and loot across the moon of Pandora to assist in the rise of the Hyperion Corporation and players will be able to witness Jack's transformation into the snarky tyrant that everyone loved to hate in “Borderlands 2.” Yes, the game takes place between the original “Borderlands” and “Borderlands 2.”
Some of the new weaponry includes lasers and freeze ray weapons plus new moves thanks to the addition of jetpacks and new vehicles.
Development for “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel” is being handled by 2K Australia with Gearbox Software overseeing the project. There’s also the choice and consequence adventure title, “Tales from the Borderlands” coming from Telltale Games later this year if you can’t get enough of the universe.