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Borderlands 3 Reveals New Promethea Location

Borderlands 3 developer Gearbox has been flexing its muscles on Twitter with a new video for the upcoming loot-shooter, this time shining the spotlight on a new planet named Promethea. This location was first glimpsed in the Borderlands 3 reveal trailer, and takes the form of a metropolitan planet and home to Atlas corporation.

Borderlands 3 Dev Shows Off New Promethea Location

Borderlands 3’s latest location features towering skyscrapers, although it has suffered at the hands of Maliwan, the rival corporation to Atlas, who has placed the planet under siege. As such, parts of Promethea have become an urban warzone.

Check out the trailer below.

Borderlands 3 is pencilled in for a September 13 release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. Much like the previous games in the series, Borderlands 3 combines first-person shooting with an emphasis on hoovering up precious loot; just as well, as you wouldn’t want anything else from a Borderlands game, right?

Gearbox has confirmed that the game will keep you busy for a while, even without taking part in side quests, and that the inclusion of microtransactions will be limited to cosmetic items only.

The Borderlands franchise has shipped over 43 million copies worldwide since its inception in 2009 with the original game. Borderlands 2 followed in 2012, with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel arriving two years later. In addition, Telltale Games produced Tales from the Borderlands, an episodic spin-off series, between 2014 and 2015.

At the hard edge of the galaxy lies a group of planets ruthlessly exploited by militarized corporations. Brimming with loot and violence, this is your homeā€”the Borderlands. Now, a crazed cult known as The Children of the Vault has emerged and is spreading like an interstellar plague. Play solo or co-op as one of four unique Vault Hunters, score loads of loot, and save the galaxy from this fanatical threat.

PSU went hands-on with Borderlands 3 a few months ago, so be sure to read our impressions here.