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If you’ve been playing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and are eagerly awaiting the next playable character from Gearbox Software and 2K Australia, then fear not, your wait is almost over. The developer announced during this weekend’s PAX South convention that the next playable character, Lady Aurelia the Baroness, will be available to download tomorrow, January 27. Better known as Lady Hammerlock, Aurelia is the sister to everyone’s favorite adventurer, Sir Hammerlock:
Aurelia is the heir of the Hammerlock family fortune, but when she’s not riding her hoverbike through the endless hallways of her orbital turbomansion, she’s out hunting the latest and greatest game in the galaxy. If these expeditions should put her in conflict with her younger brother Alistair – aka Sir Hammerlock – all the better. The only thing more fun than shooting a rare animal Alistair intended to study is the look of abject horror and surprise on his face once Aurelia wears its carcass like a jaunty scarf.
Normally, Lady Hammerlock would never be seen within a light year of Pandora, but she’s grown bored as her turbomansion grows cold, while her lust for violence grows hot. She’s headed to Elpis with nothing more than an expensive gun, an experimental Cryo diadem, and a powerful belief that shooting angry things in the face is a good deal of fun.
The Lady Hammerlock Pack is part of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel’s Season Pass, but it can also be purchased separately for $9.99. More details on her Action Skill and Skill Trees can be found at the Gearbox Software News Blog.
Lady Hammerlock will also be included in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, the PS4/Xbox One update to The Pre-Sequel which also includes Borderlands 2, when it ships to stores on March 24.
Ladies and gentlemen… brace yourselves… Borderlands 3 is officially in development (more or less) as of right now. And by right now, I mean RIGHT NOW.
Randy Pitchford took the stage during the “Borderlands Behind-The-Scenes” panel at PAX South and announced that Gearbox wants to begin work on Borderlands 3 as soon as possible. And they will, after they complete a huge round of hiring and massively increase the size of the team. Referring to it as “The Big One,” Pitchford said that he wants to look outside Gearbox to find fresh ideas for the future of the franchise. According to IGN, Pitchford closed out the first-ever PAX South by telling the assembled masses:
“We want to think about the future and we want to think about what the next Borderlands is and we’re going to need some help. The fact is, we’re not working on a new Borderlands game, but we want to. If you are in the industry and you think you can help us, we want you to help us. We want to get started on a new Borderlands game. There’s literally nothing to tell, but we’re ready to start.”
After the panel ended, he let his Twitter followers in on the good news:
We are recruiting for next Borderlands. This is the big one. Industry badass? E-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/ZG9dLytX1B
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015
So Borderlands 3 is officially in development. Sort of. And it’ll be released someday. But not any time soon. It’ll be a long wait, but don’t worry, we’ll all get there together.
Undead Labs was gearing up to announce the final release date for State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition at this weekend’s PAX South convention. But it looks Xbox Wire has stolen their thunder as Microsoft’s official Xbox blog spilled the beans a few days early.
According to Xbox Wire, State of Decay’s Year-One Survival Edition will released on April 28 for the PC and Xbox One. This updated version will add a nice 1080p sheen to the graphics with new textures and lighting effects. Other additions planned for the Year-One Survival Edition include new weapons, new vehicles, and new characters. Both expansion packs, Breakdown and Lifeline, will be included as well.
If you’ve already purchased State of Decay on the Xbox 360, Microsoft wants to make it worth your while to upgrade to the Year-One Survival Edition. All returning Xbox 360 players will receive a new playable character, Gurubani, a “sword-wielding Indian-American badass,” and a 33% discount off the game’s $29.99 price tag. Returning PC players will also get Gurubani and Undead Labs expects to announce a similar discount offer soon.
Undead Labs will set up shop at Booth 1059 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center for this weekend’s PAX South and they have plenty of giveaways planned as well as playable demo stations for State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition.
Nintendo has announced their PAX South 2015 plans and if you’re itching to try out the New 3DS XL, you’ll be very happy.
The consolemaker will have their new handheld on hand at the convention, as well as two games that take advantage of its increased horsepower… The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. And in case you missed it last Fall, Super Smash Bros. For 3DS will also be playable on the show floor. Best of all, congoers who are dressed up as any character from Majora’s Mask will be able to skip the line and start playing right away.
The inaugural edition of PAX South will take place this weekend (January 23-25) in San Antonio, Texas at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Tickets are still available if you’re interested in going and Nintendo has also promised a real-life replica of the Majora’s Mask that you can get your picture with. Sounds like a good time.
It wouldn’t be PAX without an “Inside Gearbox Software” panel, so it’s a good thing that the developers of Borderlands and Aliens: Colonial Marines have decided to attend the inaugural PAX South convention. But PAX South’s San Antonio setting is practically in Gearbox’s Plano backyard, so I guess this news shouldn’t be much of a surprise. However, what will be surprising is whatever Gearbox plans to talk about as the PAX South Schedule has confirmed that the developer will make several exclusive announcements during their panel:
This is your opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at Gearbox Software and get the latest news and updates on Borderlands and upcoming Gearbox titles! We will have never-before-seen reveals, exclusives and surprises, so don’t miss out!
We know that Gearbox is hard at work on Battleborn, a “first person shooter with MOBA elements,” but maybe they’ve got something completely unexpected planned for fans too. We’ll all find out together on January 25, the last day of PAX South 2015.
Undead Labs has revealed (via their Facebook page) that a release date for State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition will be announced during this year’s PAX South. State of Decay’s Year One Survival Edition is in development for the Xbox One as well as the PC and will be downloadable and through the Xbox Games Store/Steam and as a physical disc release.
The developer is also promising to reveal “answers to at least some of your questions” about the enhanced re-release of their popular zombie game during the show, which will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The good news is that we won’t have to wait long as the expo kicks off in just two weeks (January 23-25).