Principally developed by 2K Australia, with supervision from series creator Gearbox, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel takes place between Borderlands and Borderlands 2.
It’s set on the moon off Pandora, focuses on the rise of the second game’s primary antagonist, Handsome Jack, and features four new playable characters: Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer, Claptrap the Fragtrap and Nisha the Lawbringer.
Players who pre-order the game will receive access to the ‘Shock Drop Slaughter Pit’ bonus content. “Taking place in an old Dahl facility on Pandora’s moon, players will meet TR4-NU, who once was one of Dahl’s military recruiters until he went crazy,” 2K says. “TR4-NU is now hosting the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit and giving awesome loot to those who succeed against the moon’s toughest enemies.”
The game will release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, and is scheduled to launch on Oct. 14th in North America, with an international release slated for Oct. 17th, 2014.