Gearbox’s plans to expand the Borderlands franchise to other platforms seem to be coming to fruition. Borderlands: Legends, which was recently announced, has made its way to the iOS App Store. The iPhone and iPod Touch version of the game costs Rs 270, while the iPad version costs Rs 390.
The game is a turn-based strategy one, much in the vein of the recently released XCOM: Enemy Unknown. You take control of the four characters from the first Borderlands, namely Lilith the Siren, Mordecai the Hunter, Brick the Berserker, and Roland the Soldier, and command them to take cover or attack enemies from a top-down perspective, as is common with strategy games. Characters have three action skills and six abilities. The new thing that the game is bringing to the genre is the ability to control all four characters simultaneously, giving you the ability to synergise their attacks for added mayhem.
Borderlands Legends for iOS devices is out now
The game has you kill enemies for cash, buy weapons, earn experience, level up and unlock new abilities. It also features unique skill trees for all characters. A unique addition to the handheld game is a “strategic cover system”, along with “randomised” missions. The cover system seems to work like the one in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, where the characters will automatically take cover if any is available where you've moved them.
Recently, information on what could possibly be the second major downloadable content for Borderlands 2 was leaked thanks to the trophies added in to the PlayStation 3 version of the game. The DLC, named Mr Tongue’s Campaign of Carnage, is speculated to be another big campaign mission that will be the second DLC for the game’s Season Pass.
There are three trophies that have been added to the game for Mr. Tongue’s Campaign of Carnage which reveals the objective “Long Way to the Top”, some side missions, and a trophy for collecting hidden pictures of Moxxi – a character who had her own DLC for the first Borderlands. So far, there has been no word from Gearbox about the DLC, so it could be weeks or months before release.
Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty is the first major DLC released for Borderlands 2 and will be included in the Season Pass. The DLC by itself is costs $9.99 (around Rs 524), but players can also buy the Season Pass for the game, which includes all four planned major DLCs and costs $29.99 (Rs 1,574 approx).
Borderlands 2 is available in retail stores for Rs 999 for the PC version, and Rs 2,499 for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 versions. The PC version of the game is also available on Steam for $59.99 (around Rs 3,100).