2K Games have today confirmed the lastest game in the Borderlands series. Sadly not Borderlands 3 but Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. The game takes place on Pandora’s moon and is set between the first and second Borderlands.

Fighting alongside Handsome Jack we’ll get the chance to play as four characters already familiar to the Borderlands Universe:

  • Athena, the Gladiator: Uses her Kinetic Aspis, which is a shield that can absorb incoming damage, then convert it back into energy to use against enemies. Athena made her debut in The Secret Armory of General Knoxx DLC for the first Borderlands game.
  • Wilhelm, the Enforcer: Wilhelm was previously seen in Borderlands 2 as one of the first deadly bosses in the game.
  • Nisha, the Lawbringer: The sheriff of Lynchwood from Borderlands 2, Nisha will be dealing out her own brand of justice.
  • Claptrap, the Fragtrap: The goofy robot companion from Borderlands 2, now playable for the first time.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be released in Autumn 2014 on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Next-gen owners will have to wait for Borderlands 3 which is apparently not even in development yet :-(

- Giles