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Borderlands 3 - it's all out in the open now

Borderlands 3 – its all out in the open now

Gearbox has officially confirmed the release date and playable characters in Borderlands 3, as well as the chance to visit multiple different worlds.

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This was always supposed to be the day you find out more about Borderlands 3, after its annoucement last week, but rather than the official reveal just now most of the news leaked out last night, thanks to a YouTube ad going up early.

But for what its worth Borderlands 3 is definitely coming out on 13 September 2019, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC (but only on the Epic Game Store).

The gameplay trailer below doesnt reveal a whole lot more though, other than the playable characters names (which was also already leaked) and lots of different vehicles.

The accompanying press release does offer up a brief plot synopsis though: Stop the fanatical Calypso Twins from uniting the bandit clans and claiming the galaxys ultimate power. Only you, a thrill-seeking Vault Hunter, have the arsenal and allies to take them down.

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Meanwhile, the Vault Hunters are described as follows:

  • Moze as THE GUNNER: When Moze needs backup, she digistructs her mech – Iron Bear – for a sucker punch of additional firepower.
  • Amara as THE SIREN: A confident, capable brawler with the ability to summon ethereal fists, Amara uses her Siren powers to smash her enemies.
  • FL4K as THE BEASTMASTER: FL4K lives for the hunt. So do the loyal beasts that follow their masters every command. Their preferred prey? Unsuspecting bandits, those poor suckers.
  • Zane as THE OPERATIVE: Specialising in battlefield gadgetry, Zane is extremely proficient at slipping into combat, creating chaos, and sneaking back out as if he were never there.

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Theres also a few other details about the guns and co-op action, which well copy and paste below, but nothing that suggests a radically different game structure to the original or any attempt to mimic the style of games like Destiny and The Division.

Theres no reason Borderlands should – it did, after all, come first – but its going to be interesting to see whether it will pitch itself as a games as a service title or remain a more straightforward sequel.

• Lock, Load, and Loot: With bazillions of guns and gadgets, every fight is an opportunity to score new gear. Firearms with self-propelling bullet shields? CheckRead More – Source

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