One of the highly anticipated games of this year is Borderlands 2. Gearbox, the developer of the game has now released a new trailer for the game, which explains one of the brands of weapons available in the game in a quirky way.
The video seems to go with a 50s aesthetic in terms of style, much like Team Fortress 2. The video has the same morbid but funny style of writing that the first game did. Borderlands and the sequel have a cartoony cell-shaded graphical style, which gives the games a comic book-like feeling.
Earlier this month, Gearbox had announced via Twitter that the PC version of the game will not get the ability to play split-screen co-operative. “No, split-screen is not currently supported on PC due to technical reasons,” tweeted the company. PC is hardly the best platform for split-screen gaming, but it’s always nice to be able to play with a friend in the same room and on the same system.
Here are some of the details of the game that are known:
Co-op will probably be 4 players
Vehicles will have variety
One vehicle: Bandit Technical
One vehicle will have four seats
Eridium – enhance weapons
Eridium is a form of currency
Salvador: Gunzerker, can dual-wield with any weapon
Vault Hunters from the first game will be NPCs
Bandits can access their own type of weaponry
Unique styling, colour, personality for each manufacturer
Custom decals/ enhancements for weapons
More responsive enemies, more varied, better AI, improvement so that they interact with each other better
NPCs will also be improved, will move around more
Interacting dialogue for players
Skill tree will be similar to the first game (3 branch system)
Claptrap seems to be returning
Apparently there won’t be any old weapons
Story missions won’t be static
Some pickups will provide temporary buffs
The first game in the series, Borderlands was the world’s first role playing shooter (RPS) -- it was in equal parts a role playing game, and a first person shooter. The game also boasted of literally a bazillion guns, all with stats and looks so randomised that you could find a shotgun that shoots rockets. For the sequel, the general direction and style still stays the same, which means the game is still an RPS that offers four player co-op.
The game is going with a 50s aesthetic for its trailer
The first game in the series had a bunch of problems on the PC version, mostly because it was a very shoddy port of the console versions. Gearbox had written a letter to PC gamers explaining that they will be adding some major features to the PC version of the game. Some of the features are: