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
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.
Borderlands 2 lands September 18 in
North America, and September 21 in the UK. Get a lay of the land with
GR's latest preview, Borderlands 2 hands-on – one hour with the Siren, the Gunzerker and an army of acid-drooling dogs.