Inspired by popular multiplayer online battle arena games like League of Legends and DOTA 2, Borderlands creator Gearbox Software is introducing a creative and cartoony new first-person shooter called Battleborn.
Warriors from the farthest reaches of the universe are assembled to do battle in competitive game types like the 5 vs. 5 mode called Incursion. Heroes hunt one another amidst a constant tug-of-war battle between AI-controlled minions. Like any MOBA, players level up quickly, earn new abilities, unlock new gear, and play to each heroes’ strength. Gearbox also promise a 5-player co-op campaign which the studio isn’t talking about just yet.
Characteristics between each hero are vastly different, including the way they feel and control. Art design is also greatly varied, as each warrior hails from a different part of the galaxy. Story-wise, heroes are battling over the last star in the cosmos, so one could assume that the stakes are pretty darn high.
Look out for Battleborn on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in 2015.
Check out the announcement trailer and some of the first artwork below: