Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! – Reveal Analysis And Speculation

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! is arriving this Fall on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

It’s still a ways away, but for the attentive eye, Gearbox and 2K Australia have indirectly been hinting at some interesting information regarding the game throughout some of the various trailers and artwork that that we’ve seen so far.

Though 2K Australia and Gearbox held back on revealing anything about Nisha The Law Bringer, one of the four playable classes in Borderlands: TPS, some of the artwork for the upcoming title may lead us to a clue hinting at how she will actually play.

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Yes. She dual wields weapons – more importantly, pistols. If that’s anything to go by, it looks like she will be a mix of both Mordecai and Salvador – being able dual wield and specialize in pistols. And as we saw in Borderlands 2, the Sheriff Badge artifact that she drops buffs the damage that pistols deal, as well as their firing speed.

Additionally, during the gameplay reveal trailer for Borderlands: TPS, 2K Australia revealed the majority of Athena’s Phalanx skill tree, which puts her under the ‘tank’ archetype. However, from the small glimpse shown of her other two skill trees, we see that Ceraunic Storm is a bit more focused on electric/shock damage, judging by the the icons, while Xiphos happens to be a double edged sword from ancient Greece and appears focus on melee damage, according to some of the icons spotted.

Not much is known about the actual story, aside it being a Handsome Jack origin story, revealing how he came to power. But there are a few hints spread throughout the artwork and gameplay reveals that suggest we will see Dahl as the main antagonist. Elpis, Pandora’s moon, seems to be filled with various Dahl structures and in one of the pieces of artwork for the game, we see a pair of Athenas battling a gigantic robot bearing the mark of a Dahl soldier and hostile personal, which is seen on Axton.

That brings me to this very interesting image of two creatures who closely resemble The Warrior, the Vault monster located in Pandora’s second Vault. It hints that there’s a possible Vault somewhere on Elpis and, if so, there’s a good chance they will be the main quest’s end boss.

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Since Borderlands: TPS is filling the gap between Borderlands 1 and Borderlands 2, there’s a possible chance that the Slag element won’t be returning, as Jack hasn’t quite discovered it yet. In Borderlands 2’s timeline, it’s relatively new, as Dr. Tannis tasks you with finding notes regarding the element and collecting samples of it for further study. So, it’s highly possible that the Ice element will act as this game’s de-buff mechanic, replacing Slag completely.

With Borderlands: TPS still months away, what features do you wish 2K Australia to bring back or add? Let us know below!

Joel Santana
Writer - News / Reviews, Forum Moderator
Gamer for the past 20 years who loves anything ranging from RPGs, Fighters and of course FPS games.

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