While previously it was mere speculation, 2K has officially anounced that the PS3 (as well as 360 and PC) will be receiving the next installment in the Borderlands series, being co-developed by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia. Anyone who's played Borderlands 2 will know who Handsome Jack is. Well, in the upcoming Borderlands game, you play alongside Handsome Jack as he tries to gain the notoriety and power that you witnessed in Borderlands 2.
This Borderlands will take place on Pandora's moon. While the events of Borderlands 2 take place five years after Borderlands, this game will take place mid-way through both games. You will have the opportunity to play as four new characters, fighting alongside Handsome Jack as he tries to establish his dictatorship over Pandora.
You'll experience new low-gravity and oxygen-powered jetpack combat, as well as the icy 'Cryo' elemental damage type, the deadly laser weapon class, and new vehicles.
The new character classes will be:
Source: EU PS Blog, 2K.- Athena, the Gladiator: Uses her Kinetic Aspis, which is a shield that can absorb incoming damage, then convert it back into energy to use against enemies. Athena made her debut in The Secret Armory of General Knoxx DLC for the first Borderlands game.
- Wilhelm, the Enforcer: Wilhelm was previously seen in Borderlands 2 as one of the first deadly bosses in the game.
- Nisha, the Lawbringer: The sheriff of Lynchwood from Borderlands 2, Nisha will be dealing out her own brand of justice, which we'll discuss further in the coming months.
- Claptrap, the Fragtrap: Wait - Claptrap? The goofy robot companion from Borderlands 2, now playable for the first time? Fragtrap is his character class? Well, you can play him too!