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.
Email the author Dan Ryckert, or follow on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Game Informer.
Good idea. Wonder how many will use her.
aww this is gonna be totally ***
This is pretty cool. I'm really looking forward to being able to customize my characters as I see fit. And a new class sounds pretty sweet, too. But I wonder how it'll work out, being able to control a huge robot. I'll have to see more about how the mechanics work before I commit to buying it.
I'm getting the special edition.
Sweet. The more I hear about this game the more I want it! Give it to me! Now!
The loot box = brilliant
You can barely see that box.
Mechromancer is actually a really cool idea,I'm really considering picking this up but there are so many games coming out it's hard to budget myself.
I thought new anime from the picture
HOLY FRAKING CRAP
I purchased my Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Collector's Edition for 80 dollars. It came with a jack in the box, DLC, the game, and an art book.
What in the Hell could the Borderlands 2 Collector's Edition have that's worth more than twice the actual amount of the game itself? Is the bobble head, like, three feet tall? Come on, guys.
I think that I'm gonna have to up my ante for that there loot box special edition. $150 is a ton of money to spend on a video game, but Borderlands swag is definitely worth it. As far as a post-launch character class, it sounds like a great idea. Having 4 classes to play through the game with is already looking to take up a month or so of my time, so it's nice that they're going to eat up even more of my life. Don't these people realize that Bioshock is releasing right after this? How am I going to get my time in on Infinite with all that Pandora nonsense to get in to?
Gearbox, just take my money now!!!