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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! is Handsome Jack’s story

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When it was first announced, I thought that the new Borderlands game, slotting somewhere between the first and second games was a shameless cash in. Over time, as my own Borderlands fatigue has been waning and 2K keeps showing the game off, I’m starting to slow climb back on board.

The thing that’s brining me in is the humour, and the fact that the people on this moon are all, essentially, Australian. It’s being made by 2K Australia, so that makes sense, I suppose – and it comes with it a change in the general humour , which now has a bit more of an aussie bent.

It also debuts moon-based physics and the need or an Oxygen system, which I’m sill on the fence. Mostly though, I’m keen on knowing more about Handsome Jack’s descent in to tyranny; who he was, and why he turned in to a giant jerk – and one of the coolest video games villains in recent memory. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! tells that story.

"Jack kind of, more or less, comes out of nowhere," story writer Maurice Suckling told IGN. "You don’t really know what happened to put him in this place. One of the targets for the Pre-Sequel is to put him on this curve and see where it is that he’s come from and why he is who he is… People know the jerk Jack, but they haven’t seen where he’s come from, so that just feels like a tremendously rich, fertile plain to dive into."

It’s out on the old consoles and PC in the third quarter of this year. I still really think it should be ported to the new consoles too.

Last Updated: June 2, 2014

25 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Kilo

    June 2, 2014 at 15:06

    Hmmm, I need to get into Borderlands….

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  2. Hammersteyn

    June 2, 2014 at 15:08

    I will wait for the PS4 version, if not TS!

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  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 2, 2014 at 15:11

    Will the moon-sheep be extra fluffy?

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  4. RinceofThis

    June 2, 2014 at 15:13

    Loved Borderlands 2 so damn much. Loads of fun playing 4 player.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 2, 2014 at 15:14

      Don’t you mean 3 players & Revive-Me-G?

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      • Admiral Chief Kilo

        June 2, 2014 at 15:15

        XD

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      • RinceofThis

        June 2, 2014 at 15:17

        HAHAHAHAHA!

        Reply

        • Dutch Matrix

          June 2, 2014 at 15:20

          Wot’s Gears of War got to do with Borderlands, precious?

          Reply

          • RinceofThis

            June 2, 2014 at 15:22

            Everything, and nothing 0-O

      • Skwissgar Skwigelf

        June 2, 2014 at 15:19

        Sad thing is, I played as psycho, so revivals were the best part. Gotta love near-death insta-buffs.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 2, 2014 at 15:21

          Still need to play through as a Psycho. After 6 playthroughs with the Mechromancer, Commando & Assassin I called it a day lol

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          • Skwissgar Skwigelf

            June 2, 2014 at 15:25

            It’s a fun class. Super different from the other ones, which is good. If you don’t have team-mates to watch your ass, you /might/ be in trouble. depends on your build, I suppose.

        • Mike

          June 3, 2014 at 02:56

          Psycho was a blast from level 1-50, after that It just didnt work. Then again not much did.

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          • Skwissgar Skwigelf

            June 3, 2014 at 10:46

            Yeah, UVHM requires friends, no matter how OP Krieg is.

          • Bill Brasky

            June 4, 2014 at 21:49

            Just beat it on UVHM solo w/mecromancer. Does require patients and a slag weapon at all times.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 2, 2014 at 19:24

      I recently platinum-ed Borderlands 1, and started replaying 2. Such an awesome title, and definitely one of those “best played with friends” games.

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      • RinceofThis

        June 2, 2014 at 19:28

        You’ve never played with me! Wait, what? O-0

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 2, 2014 at 22:40

          Whispers… GET A PS4 😀

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          • Ak

            June 3, 2014 at 06:36

            I Have PS4

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 3, 2014 at 17:51

            Then random stranger… we should be friends!!!!!

  5. thinder

    June 4, 2014 at 03:20

    i love border land play all the game and the add on . im get the new for sure

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  6. Bill Brasky

    June 4, 2014 at 21:46

    prequels suck!

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