Today's shooters are nice, but they lack a certain je ne sais quoi—like, say, thousands of procedurally generated weapons, which the player is compulsively driven to compare and contrast at every turn, or vast open worlds and cathartic co-op.
Good thing Borderlands 2 is on the way.
And what do you know? An e-mail from developer Gearbox Software announcing the game's release date popped into our inbox this morning. It looks like you'll be able to nab Borderlands 2 for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on September 18—or three days later if you're not a resident of the United States. Gearbox's e-mail came with the following trailer enclosed, too:
Despite the unfortunate (and seemingly infectious) use of dubstep as the trailer's background theme, Borderlands 2 looks like a ton of fun. As we learned last year, the game is supposed to have "all new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story." Gearbox has also promised more variety than with the original with, seemingly, more of everything. Considering how enjoyable the first game was, I'd say that bodes well.
You can pre-order Borderlands 2 here.
|TR subscribers get early access to Homeworld Remastered beta||17|
|Intel refreshes high-endurance server SSDs with 20-nm NAND||3|
|The TR Podcast is live on Twitch right now||1|
|We'll be streaming the TR Podcast LIVE in one hour||1|
|Report: AMD plans Kaveri refresh for June-July time frame||44|
|Watch 15 minutes of The Witcher 3 gameplay at 60 FPS||21|
|So long, Flash; YouTube now uses HTML5 by default||67|
|Google Fiber expanding into Southeast U.S.||61|
|SYNTAX ERROR. LOWERCASE LETTERS DETECTED. PLEASE TRY AGAIN.||+34|