Poor Anthony Burch. We're not sure if the next Borderlands 2 DLC was supposed to be announced today, but thanks to the lead writer's hilarious tweet of his pal passed out on a couch at the Gearbox workplace — with promotional material for something called "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep" displayed prominently in the background — the studio's had to go and confirm that yes, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep is indeed the next, and final, piece of DLC planned. It's out June 25.
The smoke still belches forth from our endlessly firing guns in Borderlands 2, but Gearbox lost no time swinging straight into toying with more absurd quips, plotlines, and bonkers bandits yelling "Stop yelling at me!" for Borderlands 3, according to a recent video interview with lead writer Anthony Burch.
We were overwhelmed by Borderlands - once we got past the initial levels and finally clicked into the bizarre, nine-toed genius that merged FPS and RPG with such gleeful disregard. It’s a hard act to follow, but developers Gearbox are aiming to go above and beyond the original with Borderlands 2. Writer Anthony Burch and concept designer Scott Kester chatted with Gamasutra about the upcoming sequel, specifically changes to the setting and characters.
Borderlands 2 has a new antagonist in the handsome form of Handsome Jack, and in the five game years since Borderlands he’s fundamentally changed the game world. He’s taken over the Hyperion weapons company, and claimed responsibility for finding the original game’s vault. In true James Bond-baddy style, he’s built an orbital base near Pandora’s moon - in the shape of a giant “H”, no less. “You can never forget that Handsome Jack is screwing over the moon,” said Burch.