Pandora will play home to a new breed of treasure hunter this fall, as Gearbox revealed it is working on a bonus DLC character class for Borderlands 2, dubbed the Mechromancer.
Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford introduced the pigtailed cyborg class to PAX East attendees this weekend. The early sketches (via GameInformer) reveal a young, redheaded girl outfitted with mechanical body parts and the ability to control a homemade killer robot called D374 -TP (Deathtrap).
Pitchford explained the Mechromancer class is still just a concept right now, but that it will be developed in full once work on the core game is complete. He added the class will likely arrive as DLC a few months after Borderlands 2 launches in September, and that it will be free for fans who pre-order the cel-shaded sequel. For everyone else, the Mechromancer will still be available at the same time, but sold at at a price “comparable to most DLC”.
Touching on the core game itself, Gearbox said Borderlands 2 will ship with character customization gear that must be earned through leveling up and completing various missions and challenges. Unlockables include new costumes, unique heads, and better gear; some of which will be bestowed instantly to players who ransacked their way through the original Borderlands.
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