'Borderlands 2' Sequel is Actually a Prequel? Handsome Jack to Star In 'Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel' Xbox 360, PS3 and PC [RUMOR]

By Alex Riviello , Updated Apr 07, 2014 09:10 AM EDT
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Will the sequel to Borderlands 2 actually be a prequel? According to a British code seller (yeah, I have no idea either) called GamePointsNow it will be. They're saying that the next title in Gearbox's series will be called Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and star a young Handsome Jack. The game will be available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC only - sorry, next-gen gamers.

Of course, this is from a relatively unknown site and 2K has declined to comment, but it certainly seems possible. The reported story sees Handsome Jack (now merely a lowly programmer) searching on the the moon of Elpis for an alien artfact. The game is set both on the moon and Hyperion's H-shaped base - two places that can be seen in the sky in Borderlands 2 but you don't actually set foot on. You'll play one of Jack's four lieutenants: Athena The Gladiator, Wilhelm The Enforcer, Nisha The Lawbringer and Fragtrap, a militarized claptrap. That last one sounds like a joy. The other characters appear in the other games- Wilhelm is the half-human, half-Hyperion Loader boss from Borderlands 2 and Athena appeared in Borderlands's General Knoxx DLC.

There will be two new weapon types to try out, including Laser Weapons and Cryo weapons, which will let you freeze and shatter your foes. Elpis has reduced gravity so you can get around more easily and send enemies flying into orbit with well-placed grenaces. Jetpacks will get you around, and you will have to keep an eye on your Oxygen in this harsh environment, which will be lootable in the form of "OX-Kits"

Being that it's for current-gen systems that Gearbox has worked on endlessly with their DLC packs, it seems likely that it would hit this year if it's real. We'll see if 2KGames has any comment on this or releases anything official soon,

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