There is next to no shooting going on in this Borderlands trailer. I’m sorry to have to inform you that nobody has their face sucked out of a hole in their fish bowl helmet.
But it’s an excellent tonal reference point for 2K Australia’s debut entry in the series, which evidently has no plans of straying from the character defined by Gearbox and Handsome Jack: obnoxious, but fun with it.
Gearbox have a patchy history with contractors, but it clearly hasn’t diminished their taste for bringing in outside help. Not only are former Irrational studio 2K Australia heading up development for this Pre-Sequel, but unlikely collaborators Harmonix have helped out for the trailer. Namely, in providing its dance breakdown.
“Claptrap’s wub wub dance moves in the Borderlands 2 Doomsday Trailer were so awesome, that 2K and Gearbox wanted to find a way to top them, knowing that it would be tough task,” read a press release.
"And the only way to do that, was to work with Harmonix to make an even awesomer, moon dance sequence just for this trailer.”
Okay! Take it away, gang.
Our Steve saw some Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. He called it a “fulsome stand-alone Borderlands 2 expansion with an endearing and fresh Australian bent”. Which seems to match up with what we just saw, wouldn’t you say?
It’ll be installable on North American PCs from October 14, and on everybody else’s three days later.