Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gameplay video is 16 minutes of lunar lunacy

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Pandora is Borderland's primary globular playground, but why should one celestial body get all the fun? Spanning the time between the first and second games, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel sends us to the dusty crags and canyons of Pandora's moon, home of that giant H-shaped Hyperion mothership and the stage for Handsome Jack's rise to CEO overlord. We've seen it in action, and now you can as well with a lengthy playthrough tour video from co-developers 2K Australia and Gearbox.

The highlight of the video is seeing how Borderlands' chaotic battles play out on a planet weak in gravity and without any atmosphere. Keeping enough oxygen for jump boosts and stomping heads looks either very tedious or very simple; the developers want oxygen to be a fun method for achieving stunts impossible on Pandora, but I'm not sure how fun finding breathable air will be while trying to fend off swarms of charging madmen.

A couple of Pre-Sequel's new classes and their abilities also get the spotlight, including the Gladiator's damage-soaking shield disc and the Enforcer—aka the cyborg Wilhelm from Borderlands 2—trading arms and legs for metal equivalents. The new cryo- and laser-type weapons also appear, as well as a brief glimpse at rideable hoverbikes, a giant Hyperion death-laser, and the playable Claptrap who everyone will probably pick at least once.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases this fall. Have a look at the video below, and be sure to check out Tim's thoughts as well.

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