Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Rumored to be in Development
Better get some Pink Floyd ready, because the next entry of the Borderlands series will reportedly take place between Borderlands 1 and 2 and could take us to the dark side of the moon.
According to Game Points Now, Borderlands will return with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, courtesy of 2K Australia. The next Borderlands title is believed to take place during the five year gap between Borderlands 1 and 2. The Pre-Sequel will supposedly take place on Elpis, the moon we saw throughout Borderlands 2 that had Hyperion's massive, looming base hanging in front of it. We will also get to see Borderlands 2 antagonist Handsome Jack back when he was a relatively sane programmer named John. Of course, finding out about an alien artifact will inspire him to order an investigation led by one of his four lieutenants: Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer, Nisha the Lawbringer and Fragtrap the militarized claptrap robot, which make up the four character types you can choose.
Borderlands enthusiasts may recognize Wilhelm as a boss from Borderlands 2's main campaign and Athena's name as an NPC/quest giver during the first title's General Knoxx downloadable content campaign. While Wilhelm won't have access to the massive weaponry he fought you with during Borderlands 2, he will be able to use a shoulder cannon and has the ability to call in flying drones to help him fight. Athena will be able to use a kinetic shield and plasma sword (hinting that she is going to be the best choice for melee-oriented players).
New gameplay mechanics of The Pre-Sequel will reportedly be in the form of laser weapons, ice-class weaponry, jet packs, limited oxygen (it's a moon in space) and low gravity areas, where you can use explosive ordinance to launch enemies into orbit.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel doesn't have any sort of launch window attached to it yet, but is purportedly going to release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Unfortunately, there have been no plans revealed for any sort of next-gen console release.