Borderlands 3 profiles the world of Promethea

We've known for a while now that one of the planets you'll be visiting in Borderlands 3 is an urban world called Promethea. Gearbox have just released some more info about it, including the video above. 

Huge glowing skyscrapers, guns powered by alien tech, Rhys from Tales From the Borderlands with a cool mustache, this was all known stuff we'd seen in the demos. What we did not know is that Rhys has a surname now. And it's "Strongfork"?

Moving on from that we get to see the enemies of Promethea, including troops from the Maliwan corporation (rivals of the Atlas corporation run by Rhys), floating robots with no legs, and local toothy "rodent/insect hybrids" called Ratches.

It looks pretty different to the landscapes of Pandora so thoroughly explored in the first two games, which stretch from desert to icecap but are always frontier wasteland kind of spaces, you know, as the name 'Borderlands' suggests. Promethea seems like it could have some more built-up locations, and maybe we can get up on those rooftops.

There's a gallery of screenshots from Promethea below. OK, honestly though, Rhys Strongfork?

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.