Gearbox Software and 2K Australia have released gameplay footage for Borderlands The Pre-Sequel first shown at PAX East earlier this year.
Narrated by Gearbox’s Producer James Lopez and 2K Australia’s Producer Joel Escher, the video showcases some of the new features added to the game along with new weapon types.
The game takes place on Opus, one of the moons orbiting Pandora, before the events of the first Borderlands title. The atmosphere on the surface of Opus is very thin so the player has to gather Oxygen kits in order to survive the extreme environment.
Oxygen kits have several uses in the game; since the gravity on Opus is weak, players vent Oxygen to get a slight boost when jumping. Players can also refill their oxygen via the oxygen geysers as well as through an Oxygen Generator which creates a small bubble around it replenishing the oxygen and also increasing the gravity inside that area.
The atmosphere of Opus will also have an effect on how the weapons affect the enemy. For instance, enemies cannot be ignited when using fire-based weapons but can be easily frozen when using the new Cryo guns.
Borderlands The Pre-Sequel was announced for the PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Gearbox President Randy Pitchford said the game will be shorter than Borderlands 2 and might not be sold as a full-price game.
Alongside Borderlands The Pre-Sequel, Telltale games is also working on a Borderlands title, dubbed Tales from Borderlands.