Borderlands 2 is here!
And now, standing on the shoulders of giants,
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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
(Note: Do or Die is a 1 point skill, not 5.)
Zero the Loner
-- Sword, sniper, sneaky Zer0's Skills
Gaige the Mechromancer
-- Hulking robot summon, ponies Gaige's Skills
How about some gameplay from PAX (August 2012)?
It's Steamworks. Very nice.
The original Vault Hunters are 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 are way more significant in the new game. Bandit weapons have huge magazines. When you reload a Tediore weapon you chuck it like a grenade and it explodes (the rocket launchers actually shoot a rocket). Maliwan is sexy and elemental. Vladoff weapons have insane fire rates. Jakobs guns fire as fast as you can click/pull the trigger. Torgue guns? EXPLOSIONS! Etc. Non-gun loot (grenades, mods, artifacts, skins, heads, etc.) is also be randomized and way more diverse than BL1. Grenades that create a mob-sucking singularity before exploding in corrosive acid and also giving transfusion health? Yes please!
Main game bank for storing items and transferring items between characters.
New currency: eridium. Can be used to buy inventory, ammo and bank upgrades on the black market.
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 committed 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...
NON-EXPIRING LIST OF SHIFT CODES