The lights are on
During their PAX East panel today, members of Gearbox announced that Borderlands 2 will be adding a Mechromancer class and character customization to the massive shooter. Rather than a stock assortment of gear and costumes, players will have to earn their new wardrobes.
New gear, costume pieces, and even custom heads can be acquired by completing missions and challenges, as well as ranking up. In addition, players of the original Borderlands will immediately be rewarded with an exclusive head and skin.
The Mechromancer is yet to be developed, and will be made available as post-launch DLC. This female character seems to be a mix of human and machine, and can control a large robot known as D374-TP (Deathtrap). The character will be made available for free to those that pre-order the game. There is no ETA or pricing available for the Mechromancer yet, but Randy Pitchford said he hopes to price it at a level "comparable to most DLC." Also announced was a special edition of the game that will retail for $149.99, and comes packaged in a loot box from the game.
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great, first skyrim pulls the $150 CE, and now BL2 does it as well. curse my need for the CE.
Will the loot box include the awesome opening animation? WIth dust and everything?
I cannot WAIT for Borderlands 2, already got it pre-ordered and the wife and I are playing through the first one again (and prolly again, and again...) just to keep us excited. One of my favorite games of all time
Glad to hear the new class will be free for those who preorder. Also, character customization should be pretty cool, especially if the new gear items have stat buffs attached to them, rather than just being purely cosmetic.
I care about all of this!
Best Collector's edition ever. Seriously, I need a loot box.
The special edition is $149.99?
... Holy crap.
Make male version please!
I might consider the special edition just for that loot box...
Doubtful. But I can hope, can't I?
Dang...I might get that Collector's Edition.
I really want to get the collectors edition, but don't know if I'm willing to pay $150 for it.
this is going to be awesome!
Hmmm. The first was ok. But this one is looking to be much, much better. And I like that you can customise your character. But unfortunately it might be a pass for me...
That's FREAKIN awesome!! I also love the idea of having a gun chest for the case, can we get some details on (hopefully) an $80 CE?
I am sooooo excited for this game!
This is the class that I want to play as! I'm going to pick up Borderlands 2 on release, but as soon as this is out my prior character is done (at least for the time being).
"players of the original Borderlands will immediately be rewarded with an exclusive head and skin."
Aww...I do have the original on Xbox, but I'm getting the sequel on PS3...