Honestly, I’m not sure I could explain the differences between Overwatch, BattleCry, and Bloodborn if I had a gun to my head. Overwatch is Blizzard and BattleCry is Bethesda, but they’re both hero-based arena shooters that’ll be available late this year or early next year. As is Gearbox’s Battleborn, which is the game depicted in the trailer above.
Battleborn asks players to step into the stores of 25 “vastly different” heroes and stop a megalomaniac from destroying “the last star” in a story campaign that can be played solo or with up to five players (or two if you’re playing splitscreen):
The universe teeters on the brink of extinction and only the most powerful Battleborn can stop it. This band of badasses will slice swords through enemies, fire massive machine guns, sling powerful spells and much more! Rendain and his evil army must not be allowed to destroy the last star. Do you and your friends have what it takes to save it?
Besides the main storyline, Battleborn also includes a 5v5 competitive multiplayer mode with three different game types: “Incursion,” “Devastation,” and “Meltdown.” I have no idea what any of those are.
Perhaps we’ll all find out together in a few weeks as Gearbox plans to bring Battleborn to the 2015 E3 Expo. Hopefully, we’ll learn a little more about the PC, PS4, and Xbox One game ahead of its Winter release, which is a vague placeholder that could stand in for late 2015 or early 2016.