2k's blog has been updated with an announcement that a new Borderlands game is in the works. Called "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel", the game bridges the gap between the original game and Borderlands 2. Characters will play alongside Handsome Jack and bear witness to his catastrophic personality shift prior to Borderlands 2.
Who will those four new playable character classes be, you ask? Well, they are all familiar faces from the Borderlands universe:
- 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!
Check out the official Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel announcement.