2K today unveiled a pre-sequel for Borderlands will be releasing this fall.
On the 2K blog, 2K Games revealed that a new game in the Borderlands series is in development at Gearbox Software and 2K Australia and will be available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Set on Pandora’s moon for the first time in the series, and set between the events of Borderlands and Borderlands 2, players will be able to play as four different characters alongside Handsome Jack, witnessing his transformation into the ruthless tyrant and assisting with the rise of the Hyperion Corporation.
The game will see the series “expand” with the introduction of a “low-gravity and oxygen-powered jetpack combat, the icy ‘Cryo’ elemental damage type, the deadly laser weapon class and new vehicles to help you explore the lunar landscape”.
The four playable characters include Athena, the Gladiator, Wilhelm, the Enforcer, Nisha, the Lawbringer, and Claptrap, the Fragtrap.
It’s first screenshots, shown below, and a developer overview, shown above, was also released.