“Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel” has been officially announced for the Xbox 360, PC and PS3 by Novato, Calif.-based 2K Games. You heard correctly. The title won’t be coming to the Xbox One or PlayStation 4.
“Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel” will take place on Pandora’s Moon and is set between the timeline of the first “Borderlands” and “Borderlands 2.”
"We still haven't met fans' demands for content," Gearbox Software President Randy Pitchford told Mashable.
The game will feature a younger Handsome Jack as a game guide as you play one of his four lieutenants – Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer, Claptrap or Nisha the Lawbringer.
"We wanted to make Jack more of a sympathetic character," Gearbox Software writer Anthony Burch added. "You might end up rooting for her."
Last December, independent publisher Telltale Games announced the development of “Tales from the Borderlands,” an all-new series based on the popular gaming franchise. The announcement was made at the 2013 VGX Awards, which were streamed online on Dec. 7. Telltale is the creator of “The Walking Dead” game series and the upcoming “Game of Thrones.”
Gearbox Software, which developed the first two installments in the series, will serve as only a collaborator in the game's creation. CEO Randy Pitchford felt that Gearbox had provided the “keys to the kingdom” and that Telltale was ready to develop the episodic series on its own.
“Tales from the Borderlands” will feature all new characters – although players will come across regular characters from the series. The game will launch this year, although an exact date hasn’t been released yet. "Tales from the Borderlands" is independent of "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel."
“Borderlands," which launched in 2009 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, was well liked by fans and received favorable reviews from web sites like IGN.com, where it received an 8.8/10 rating. The series' second installment was released in 2012 and was also praised by critics.
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