Borderlands 2 is coming Sept. 18th!
And now, standing on the shoulders of giants,
(twelve eleven ten nine eight seven six five four three two one
Four new classes:
Salvador the Gunzerker
-- Dual wields guns (any guns) Salvador's Skills
Maya the Siren
-- Phaselock for crowd control, healing, damage Maya's Skills
Axton the Soldier Guy
-- Snazzy turret Axton's Skills
Zero the Loner
-- Sword, sniper, sneaky Zer0's Skills
A fifth class -- Mechromancer
-- will be added in DLC Oct. 16 (free to anyone who preordered). She can summon a "Deathtrap" and will have a newbie friendly skill tree for FPS-challenged players as well as a hardcore tree.
How about some gameplay from PAX (August 2012)?
It'll be Steamworks. Very nice.
The original Vault Hunters will all be in game as NPCs, including a 'live' Lilith.
There's a dashing bad guy, Handsome Jack, who has taken over the Hyperion Corporation and built himself a moon base from which he can shoot down robot reinforcements.
Gun manufacturers will be more significant in the new game, including Bandit weapons with things like beer bottle scopes. Non-gun loot (grenades, mods, artifacts, skins, heads, etc.) will also be randomized and way more diverse than BL1.
Main game bank for storing items and transferring items between characters.
New currency: eridium. Can be used to buy stuff on the black market, like inventory upgrades, and to perform special alien upgrades on guns.
Lots of new bad guys - mobs and bosses - including some that will evolve Pokemon style into much more dangerous forms if you don't kill them quickly.
Character skins and heads:
New element: slag! Slagged enemies are more susceptible to damage.
You can move while in Fight For Your Life mode - yay!
New end game raid boss -- Terramorphous the Invincible -- supposed to make Crawmerax look like a sea monkey.
Gearbox has committted to 4 DLC, along the lines of Knoxx in scope they say, by June of 2013. Price is $10 each (or comparable) and there is a season pass to get all 4 for $30.
And, oh yes, midgets on shields...
XBox players, @DevoutlyApathetic
has created a new metatag for coop shootings and lootings: Bazillion Guns
And this just in, a love letter for PC players...