Gearbox carried out did it! They lastly introduced Borderlands three for realsies. It’s not only a tech demo. It’s not only a rumor, or a tease, or a leak. I’ve talked earlier than about my very own (and Day by day Response’s) historical past with the Borderlands collection, so this one has been a very long time coming. Once we knew we’d most likely be seeing it introduced in the present day, I tempered my expectations. Might a brand new Borderlands match into the trendy gaming atmosphere, or would it not really feel dated? On the time, it was simple to say it might really feel like a decade previous sport. However now that I’ve seen it in motion? Shade me hyped. You possibly can’t present me a trailer like that and anticipate me to not be.
When Borderlands 2 launched, it was a love letter to the followers of the primary sport. It was every thing that gamers cherished concerning the authentic, with loads of callbacks to characters and occasions from the primary sport, whereas bettering and including. And it labored on the time. And clearly it’s continued to work since. A number of re-releases of Borderlands 2 (and now even Borderlands GOTY on PS4) have confirmed the longevity and place for the franchise in in the present day’s market. Watching that trailer instantly offers me the identical vibe, solely larger, bolder, extra badasser! EXPLOSION NOISE!!!
There are many returning characters, and whereas it appears like gamers might be taking up the position of 4 model new vault hunters, fan favorites will make a return to help the story. And if historical past is something to go by, they’ll most likely kill not less than certainly one of them off. As a lot as Borderlands is a goofy and excessive sport, it additionally has quite a lot of coronary heart in the best locations. And in the event that they wish to up the emotion, then the villains need to be even higher, and extra crafty, devious, and charming than Good-looking Jack.
Look rigorously and also you’ll additionally catch Rhys from Telltale’s Tales From the Borderlands! I’m comfortable to see the 2 cross over, even when he’s sporting a nasty new mustache in his supporting position. In fact Claptrap makes an look, however he’s not overly utilized within the trailer, which tells me that Gearbox has matured some from relying largely on his humor. He received slightly aggravating as a personality, significantly when he was included as playable inside the Pre-Sequel.
Borderlands three is Borderworlds
Lastly, a serious ingredient I observed was the concentrate on the phrase “worlds,” which calls to reminiscence the earlier rumors a few sport named Borderworlds that might permit Vault Hunters to look out Vaults on a number of planets (as was hinted within the closing moments of Borderlands 2). Borderlands three may bear the variety of the third entry, however plainly the idea of Borderworlds is alive and properly as we’ll be touring past simply Pandora.
Followers are definitely busy dissecting the trailer body by body now for extra proof concerning the story, gameplay, characters, and environments, in addition to the madly insane enemies we’ll combat, however we’re already set to get extra data on April three, lower than per week from now. In actual fact, that’s the identical day that Borderlands GOTY launches on PS4. What might be revealed? An precise gameplay demonstration? Detailing the 4 new Vault Hunters? A launch date?
Talking of that final level, not solely do I anticipate Borderlands three to be launched this yr, I anticipate it to be slightly quickly. I don’t assume we’ll push out into October or November on this one. If something, a September launch appears seemingly, with the optimist in me actually hoping for August or earlier. There’s no actual franchise sample to fall again on with a view to decide a launch window, and with so long as this one’s taken, a summation from that wouldn’t be dependable anyway. They might be planning to launch it in June for all we all know.
All I do know is that Gearbox managed to get me excited. An almost 4 minute trailer is nothing to scoff at, and so they got here out swinging. Looter shooters are all the fashion with video games like Future 2, The Division 2, and Anthem consuming up loads of gamers’ time. Gearbox is about so as to add one thing else to their plates. To our plates. To my plate. I’m optimistic after seeing the explosive official reveal of Borderlands three. If you happen to also have a passing curiosity, try to be too.
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