2K (officially) announces new Borderlands DLC

by: Tina -
Although you might have heard the news prematurely, 2K Games has now officially announced upcoming downloadable content for the much-acclaimed Borderlands. Named Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution, the DLC pits you against an army of Claptraps in favor of the Hyperion Corporation. Being thrown in the middle of this civil war between the opposing sides, you will encounter not just the homicidal Claptraps, but the familiar local creatures that have been turned into a Claptrap variation. These include crab-traps, rakk-traps and skag-traps.

The official details reveal that there will be more than 20 missions, original boss battles, and up to 10 extra skill points to divvy up. If you happen to be incredibly curious as to the other details, the leaked information contains the whole lot of them, but not without the risk of spoilers. Don’t forget: curiosity killed the cat. The DLC releases this upcoming September for 800 Microsoft Points or $9.99 on the PSN or PC. 

New York, NY - August 11, 2010 – 2K Games and Gearbox Software announced today that Borderlands™ fans can return to Pandora’s inhospitable environment to enjoy a brand-new destructive downloadable adventure in Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution*. This fists-of-fury-filled fourth add-on pack from the popular franchise will be available this September via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 800 Microsoft Points and the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC for $9.99.

Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution invites single-player and co-op fans back to try to suppress a deadly Claptrap revolution using one of four infamous vault hunters. The foursome find themselves caught in the crosshairs of a deadly civil war between the Hyperion Corporation’s well-armed armadas and the ever-amassing army of homicidal Claptraps led by one of the most eagerly awaited characters in the franchise’s history - the cunning Ninja Assassin. As vault hunters, players must put aside their past differences with the Hyperion Corporation, namely the organization’s repeated attempts to wipe them from existence. For a hefty payday, they will join forces to help beat down the mechanical uprising and thwart the dastardly kung-fu expert, the Claptrap known only as Ninja Assassin.

“A year ago Borderlands was an untested brand that through hard work and a lot of passion, turned out to be one of the best-selling, claptastic and skagtacular games we have ever created,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “A year later, we are releasing our fourth DLC installment, Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution, which illustrates our enthusiasm for creating highly entertaining content that enhances a franchise. In addition to serving as the perfect bookend to the original game, what gamer doesn’t love a kung-fu-wielding Ninja Assassin Claptrap with nunchuck skills?”

Like its add-on predecessors, Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution offers extensive co-op integration that seamlessly melds single and multiplayer experiences, and incorporates the most explosive role-playing shooter fun imaginable. Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution will provide more than 20 new missions to loot and tons of fresh enemies to blast through, including original boss battles, waves of homicidal Claptraps, well-armed Hyperion soldiers, and local creatures that have been Claptrap-ified - including crab-traps, rakk-traps and skag-trapps. Fans can earn an additional 10 skill points for a total of 71 available skill tree points, and three more backpack slots for additional blood-yielding weapons and many hours of enjoyment.

Borderlands, rated M for Mature by the ESRB, is currently available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and PC. The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned*, Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot* and The Secret Armory of General Knoxx* add-on packs are all available separately on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 800 Microsoft Points and on the PlayStation Network and PC for $9.99.

2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

For more information, please visit www.borderlandsthegame.com.

* Requires standalone Borderlands product in order to be played. 
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