Borderlands 2 will have new characters, customizable weapons, and Claptrap, of course

Truth be told, I still haven’t recovered from Borderlands 2 being announced. Yet here we are with even more information: there will be four brand new playable characters in Borderlands 2, with the characters from the first game (Berserker, Hunter, Siren, and Soldier) in the game as NPCs. Salvador the Gunzerker – pleasantly pictured here – is the only new character who has been announced so far. According to PC Gamer‘s reading of the Game Informer cover story:

He can dual wield any weapon and improve his abilities using the familiar three-branch skill tree of the first game. He’ll be able to choose from a wider selection of vehicles (ie: more than one), and use the new currency, Eridium, to buy new items or upgrade his armoury.

Hell yes. Gearbox also has a giant pile of brand new weapons for us from new manufacturers. I’ll miss Dahl, but I’m looking forward to customizing and enhancing my already crazy weapons. There’s also new AI, new environments, and everyone’s favorite Claptrap. Seriously, all I can say to all of this is: bring it on!

Borderlands 2 will be out for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 sometime after April 2012. Check out the official website for more details.

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