‘Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’ Release Date Announced In New Trailer [Video]

The Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel release date has been set. The upcoming addition to the franchise just received a new trailer, which follows the villains instead of the heroes, and follows up with a “Moon Dance.”

The video starts out with Claptrap floating through space again, what could be the moon’s marketplace hovering like a satellite in the background. It was revealed early on that Handsome Jack wasn’t quite the leader of the villains yet, and actually seems to be hated among the villains, as he has them kicked out of the marketplace. The first Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gameplay trailer explained that you start out on the moon’s surface and your first objective is to reach the facility where Handsome Jack is in charge.

The trailers have also told us that the series’ main villain will die at the end, but knowing that he’s the villain in Borderlands 2 makes us wonder just what will really happen.

The release date for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is set for October 14 in North America and October 17 everywhere else. Fans of the last game are hoping that Gearbox and 2K Games will give this title more replay value than last time.

After the intro animation, a montage of scenes shows off a variety of gameplay accompanied by a techno soundtrack from Harmonix. As expected, the humor is still there as a marquee goes through a series of nonsense words and eventually just says “screw it.”

Some clues as to what we can expect from this new game come from the barrage of action. We get a glimpse of the freeze and laser guns wreaking havoc in a sort of industrial wasteland on the moon’s surface, so you can expect to use the oxygen boosts a lot in combat.

The Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel trailer displays a variety of ways to customize your guns, even coloring them in argyle. The game also promises new vehicles like a sort of small hovercraft which doesn’t look to provide much more than transportation as you’re mostly exposed to enemy fire.

Thankfully the trailer shows us the game hasn’t lost its sense of humor, and the action will still be hot and heavy.

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