Battleborn Revealed Today, But Preorders Live Now For 2016 Launch

By   /   Jul 8, 2014

Publisher 2K Games has announced a new intellectual property (IP), called Battleborn. It’s making its way to Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.

Battleborn was revealed on this month’s cover of Game Informer, which has the scoop on some additional info about the game. Essentially, it’s a mixture between a first-person shooter and an arena game.

Developer Gearbox Software is at the helm of the new IP, with the team behind Borderlands 2 doing the work. To hype the release, 2K Games stresses that Borderlands 2 is its highest selling product of all time, having sold over 9 million units to date.

Gameplay takes place much like the traditional arena game, such as Dota 2 or League of Legends. Players hunt each other in a jungle or desert, along with non-playable minions that roam the field.

One of its selling points is that Battleborn offers a similar roster as its arena peers, which are known for laying out a huge selection of playable characters. Moreover, each character has its own control design, which Game Informer states makes it feel like they come from different shooters altogether.

Battleborn

Battleborn

Going further on arena tropes, players will be able to level up quickly during rounds and unlock a range of skills up to level 20 with customizable abilities. A game mode that pits five players against five others, called Incursion, has already been noted in the article.

It sounds a little like Titanfall in that sense, but more oriented on the arena model. That game also has smaller teams assisted by bots in a shooter model, but with minor customization through a card system.

Another point Battleborn wants to grow out is a cooperative campaign, though not much else is known about that just yet.

Here’s what we’ll remember about the reveal. Despite being a product that’s just been announced today, you can already totally throw money at Battleborn, as 2K Games posted the following statement:

Battleborn is available for pre-order and will release during Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.’s fiscal year 2016 ending March 31, 2016.

Pay now. Get the game in two years. Makes sense, right?

Maybe cool it just a little, Battleborn. You sound interesting, so let’s see what you got first.

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