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    Borderlands 2 Will Have a 5th Playable Class: The Mechromancer


    Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford announced at PAX East today that the company's shoot-and-loot RPG Borderlands 2 will (almost definitely) have a fifth playable class, eventually.

    It's called the Mechromancer. It's a young cyborg girl that can, apparently, control mechanized units including the D374-TP AKA "Deathtrap."

    Pitchford said that the Mechromancer is at this stage of development a "new idea."

    "It's a concept right now," Pitchford explained at today's Gearbox panel. "It doesn't exist yet." He showed drawings of a young, redheaded girl with pigtails and goggles. One of her arms was mechanical. Her companion Deathrap looked vaguely like a cross between the Claptrap mascot and a T-800 Terminator, patched together from various robot parts.

    Pitchford says the Borderlands 2 team is committed to adding the Mechromancer to the game after the core game is finished. The class will be "post-launch DLC," hitting about two months or so after the game's launch in September.

    "We're going to give it to you for free," he later added. The downloadable class will be offered as a day one purchase incentive.

    Gearbox also detailed the game's character customization, which features a color and decal editing system, unique and Weapons Manufacturer-specific skins and rare, collectible decorative heads that players can apply to their class of choice.

    Players of the original Borderlands will receive a unique head and skin for each class as a bonus.
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    Mechromancer...necromancer...HOLY $#@!, EVIL DEAD REFERENCE!!! And this game lands right on the day of my birthday, I feel like it owe it to myself to buy this.


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    Cool stuff! I'm playing through the Borderlands DLC that came with the GOTY edition. Kind of just avoided it after I finished the main game, but I'm having a blast going through it right now with my brother in splitscreen. Borderlands 2 looks like such a huge improvement over the first - so keen!

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    Cool Beans!
    Cant wait to see more.


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    Wow it seems this is really thought out.

    They let the fans know this DLC extra character is an afterthought but are proud of it so they give it away for free > but only to those who pre order securing them more pre-orders and getting more sales than otherwise because people don't want to spend an extra AU$15 later for it > Publishers are happy because its like their online pass but its not really giving the community too much of a finger because the content isn't even finished!

    Plus a few small perks for playing Borderlands(1), awesome Gearbox are really getting my respect on this one.



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    So do you get this for getting the game on release, preordering, or just buying new? O_o

    Curious if that Borderlands thing needs a finished borderlands save, or to just know if you played the first lol
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    $#@!ing awesome!! Can't wait for this game. Gearbox are the $#@!.

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    I never played the first one, since i heard it was plagued with issues and glitches. Hopefully this one is a lot better.




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    Quote Originally Posted by brebaz View Post
    I never played the first one, since i heard it was plagued with issues and glitches. Hopefully this one is a lot better.
    If anything, the first was a bunch of awesomesauce over a steamed fillet of awesomeness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorzilla View Post
    If anything, the first was a bunch of awesomesauce over a steamed fillet of awesomeness.
    Ya, the first game was amazing. I can't wait for the second!

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    Sounds like a cool class but why can't we customize our appearance fully? I mean it seems like an obvious feature to include.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorzilla View Post
    If anything, the first was a bunch of awesomesauce over a steamed fillet of awesomeness.
    It's a shame i didn't play it then




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    I'm totally going to masturbate to this game!
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    My piston is greased up and ready to rock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast of Bourbon View Post
    My piston is greased up and ready to rock!
    A greased piston huh. IMHO there's nothing like the feeling of slamming a long silver bullet into a well greased chamber.

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