Borderlands 2 Newest Focus on New Weapons for the Game
- By: CM Boots-Faubert
- Posted 17th Aug 2012
Whenever the subject of weapons comes up with respect to the Borderlands video game series if you find yourself slapping your head or moaning do not feel bad -- it is a common reaction for a game series that made a statement when it comes to sheer variety and availability of weapons of every type!
The games in the Borderlands series have a weapons generator built into them that offers players so wide a variety of weapons -- it is said that Borderlands set the world record for number and types of weapons in a video game -- that it is very difficult to determine what weapon you have in your inventory is the best weapon even when you use the built-in compare option to stack them up against each other! Don't take this wrong -- we think that the weapon system in the game is one of its most compelling and interesting features -- but it should not surprise most players to learn that even tried and true veteran gamers tend to end up sticking with a "favorite weapon" even when they find a better one.
With the release date for Borderlands 2 rapidly approaching and the impressive showing that the game had at this years E3 (see the Gaming Update E3 coverage for Borderlands 2), as well as recent news stories for the game that includes the Handsome Jack Trailer, and the Limited and Collector Editions announcements, there has been plenty of new news with respect to the game to keep gamers happy -- but then when is that enough?
Gamers in need of some serious self-defense and their next info-fix on the upcoming Borderlands sequel -- Borderlands 2 -- will be happy to learn that three all-new Borderlands 2 weapons trailers are now available to help you find that perfect weapon to scratch your trigger finger itch. Seriously! 2K Games and Gearbox Software put their gnomes to work scratching through the current offerings in the game and whipped them into shape in the form of the Maliwan, Tediore and Vladof weapons trailers embedded below, which in addition to providing gamers with an info-fix to satisfy that addictive need also feature themed narrations showcasing each brand specialty.
Whether its elemental destruction, insta-digistruct reloading, avalanches of lead, or even a combination of two, Gearbox has got you covered.
Borderlands 2 -- Maliwan Weapons Video
Borderlands 2 -- Tediore Weapons Video
Borderlands 2 -- Vladof Weapons Video
The best advice that the veteran Borderlands gamers here in the GU Bullpen can offer new players is this: when you find a weapon you like, stick with it until you find a weapon that is clearly superior to it in damage dealt AND in accuracy -- because breaking in a new weapon and learning its idiosyncrasies is a time-consuming effort that has the same level of emotional pull as breaking in a new boy/girlfriend... But at least you don't have to go through the trial of meeting your new Sniper Rifle's parents. We are just saying.
Borderlands 2 is set for release on September 18th, 2012 in North America, September 21st, 2012 in the UK, and elsewhen elsewhere in the world! The game will include versions for Microsoft Windows PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, and has been rated M (for Mature) by the ESRB and PEGI 18. In Australia you will probably need to install a panic room and have one of the teachers from Hogwartz cast an age-line on the entrance to the room before you will be permitted to play the game...