You’ve heard of prequels and sequels, but a “pre sequel”? The way 2K has positioned Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the title makes sense. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel takes place between the stories of the first two games in the franchise. Apparently “1.5” didn’t make sense; these aren’t the days of Naked Gun 33 1/3.
Although Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel takes place between the first and second Borderlands titles, the new open-world game is a completely stand-alone title. n Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, fans can play as one of four all-new character classes, each with distinct play-styles and personalities, including Nisha the Lawbringer, Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer and Claptrap the Fragtrap.
This cast fights alongside Handsome Jack as he tries to save Pandora’s moon. As the story and action unfolds, players will watch Jack’s rise to power and witness him becoming the crazy, self-absorbed tyrant from Borderlands 2.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel includes new gravity-bending gameplay, powerful laser and icy Cryo weapons and a cooperative story in addition to the four new characters mentioned above.
Alongside the main game, the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass has also launched. The Season Pass bundles the four upcoming add-on content packs for $29.99, a $7 discount compared to buying them separately.
Although Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is available now in North America, it won’t ship elsewhere until Oct. 17.