Date(s) - 14/10/2014
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! is an upcoming first-person shooter video game being developed by 2K Australia with assistance from Gearbox Software and to be published by 2K Games. It is the third game in the Borderlands series, and a prequel to the 2012 game Borderlands 2.
Similarly to previous Borderlands titles, the game combines FPS gameplay with mechanics common to role-playing video games (such as quests, character building and randomly generated “loot”), and collaborative multiplayer campaign gameplay. The storyline of The Pre-Sequel focus on four playable characters—all of whom were NPCs or enemies in previous Borderlands games, working as henchmen for Handsome Jack, the antagonist of Borderlands 2.
The plot will follow Handsome Jack’s descent into villainy, focusing on his escape and capture of the Hyperion company’s base on Pandora’s moon Elpis. The game will expand upon the engine and gameplay of Borderlands 2 and introduce new gameplay mechanics, including low-gravity environments, freeze weapons, and oxygen tanks which can be used to navigate environments and perform special attacks.