Read our full Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel review.
The big question Borderlands fans have for The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia is simple: What the heck is up with Claptrap being a playable character? We’ve gotten glimpses at Wilhelm, at Athena, and at Nisha. But no Claptrap. Of course the fan-favorite has to wait for last. Just be happy it’s not Tiny Tina.
Hey, playing as Tiny Tina would be pretty cool….
Anyway. The latest trailer for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gives a sense of the motivations that drive each character to fall in with a nefarious scoundrel like the man who will one day come to be known as Handsome Jack. It’s meant to emphasize the fact that these aren’t “good” characters, they’re not heroes you root for. But then, this is a series set in a world where a shopkeeper might shoot someone in the kneecap for… no reason at all, really. Are any of them actually good?
That doesn’t matter. This is a game that’s about amassing a huge arsenal of guns and showering yourself in the blood of your enemies. The Pre-Sequel is set on an airless, low-gravity moon. Just go with it. And check out this trailer to see what Claptrap looks like as a playable character.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel comes to PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on October 14, 2014. And in case you’re wondering, the music in that trailer is “Come With Me Now” by South African alt-rock band, the Kongos.