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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel  



New Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel screens show Wilhelm's abilities, Pandora-rise


2:30 PM on 06.17.2014
Borderlands Pre-SequelNew Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel screens show Wilhelm's abilities, Pandora-rise photo



A new batch of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel screenshots have dropped, and they show off some of the more recently announced features. Wilhelm's Surveyor bots Wolf and Saint can be seen battling a new type of creature that looks like a cross between a skag and a crystalisk. Wilhelm himself is shown punching out an enemy's helmet with his robot arm, which he acquires over the course of the game as one of his upgrades. He can also be seen riding a new vehicle: some type of hover bike.

One of the positives of these screens in general is that they show at least a little bit of environment diversity, exhibiting the inside of a Hyperion facility and a couple shots of Pandora from its moon. The big, purple gash is probably near the Eridium Blight as seen in Borderlands 2. It is nice to finally have a set of screens that is not just completely blue.

Otherwise, we have a screen showing all four of the playable characters, but we still have not learned much about Claptrap the Fragtrap or Nisha the Lawbringer. I'm still holding out hope that Nisha has a Gunzerker-esque dual wielding capability, as was hinted in the most recent trailer.

New Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel screens show Wilhelm's abilities, Pandora-rise photo
New Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel screens show Wilhelm's abilities, Pandora-rise photo
New Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel screens show Wilhelm's abilities, Pandora-rise photo
New Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel screens show Wilhelm's abilities, Pandora-rise photo
New Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel screens show Wilhelm's abilities, Pandora-rise photo
New Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel screens show Wilhelm's abilities, Pandora-rise photo
New Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel screens show Wilhelm's abilities, Pandora-rise photo
New Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel screens show Wilhelm's abilities, Pandora-rise photo
New Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel screens show Wilhelm's abilities, Pandora-rise photo
New Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel screens show Wilhelm's abilities, Pandora-rise photo




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5:00 PM on 01.27.2015
Borderlands players: Don't go grinding purple hauls

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8:30 AM on 01.27.2015
Borderlands' Sir Hammerlock thinks his sister is an 'exceedingly bad person'

The Lady Hammerlock Pack of downloadable content is out for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel today so 2K and Gearbox have released an introduction video for the Baroness. While she is not really a villain, she is not exactly a he...more



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10:00 AM on 12.04.2014
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2K Games announced today the second DLC pack for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and as with the first pack, it is commendable in some ways but disappointing in others. In The Holodome Onslaught, Axton and Gaige join the crew in...more



7:00 AM on 11.11.2014
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's Jack the Doppelganger is too sexy for his shirt

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12:00 PM on 11.03.2014
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Over the weekend, details came out of PAX Australia regarding the first downloadable Vault Hunter for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. At first, it looked to me like a commendable gesture for a series that receives a lot of criti...more



7:30 PM on 11.01.2014
Jack's doppelganger in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will fight using digital clones

2K announced at PAX Prime that one of Jack's look-alike bodyguards would be the first DLC Vault Hunter for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, but information past that was scant. Pieces of his back story can be found via semi-hidde...more




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