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Here’s a closer look at the gleaming metropolitan warzone that is Promethea in Borderlands 3

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For the last decade, Borderlands has primarily based all of its wacky location on one planet and a very Australian moon. Pandora is the name of the cosmic sphere, and it’s home to loot, adventure and mystery. It’s also a bit of a craphole thanks to an ecosystem comprised of everything from those damn Skags to hentai monsters beneath the soil and rapidly-evolving super Varkids who can easily shrug off your most powerful rocket launcher attacks if you don’t stop them from slipping into an upgrade cocoon.

In Borderlands 3, the gang is finally going somewhere else. While Pandora still has its fair share of attractions where players can loot ‘n shoot to their heart’s content, the universe beyond that mudball includes a few new tourist traps. Gearbox dropped details on one of them yesterday, the Atlas Corporation stronghold known as Promethea where a certain fan favourite character from Telltale’s stab at a more narrative Borderlands adventure happens to currently reside. Check it out:

While you’ll have to wait until September to set foot on Promethea, here’s a whole bunch of lovely screenshots to tide you over in the interim:

Home to the Atlas corporation headquarters, Promethea is a metropolitan world covered in futuristic towers of chrome and glass. A recent siege by Maliwan has turned the urban environment into a warzone; their mechanized infantry patrol the streets, rodent/insect hybrids known as Ratches infest the sewers and back-alleys, and the Children of the Vault are seizing the opportunity to recruit displaced and disgruntled citizens. Atlas CEO Rhys Strongfork is getting desperate.

Huh, looks like a shiny metropolis of industry, if you can ignore the fact that the streets are a cesspool of filth filled with all manner of homicidal degenerates looking to make a quick buck. Just like Los Angeles! Borderlands 3 will be dropping dubsteptacular beats on bandit faces on September 13 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Just remember, there won’t be any catch a ride shenanigans, what with Scooter being completely un-alive and all.

Last Updated: July 26, 2019

32 Comments

  1. Oh please….oh please be good….I am waiting for you…

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  2. Pariah

    July 26, 2019 at 08:48

    My hype for this game is fading already. Not because of anything its shown, just because the hype is going away. I might just wait for a Steam Sale.

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    • Yahtzee

      July 26, 2019 at 08:48

      What hype? xD

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    • Admiral Chief Umbra

      July 26, 2019 at 08:57

      Same dude.

      The only thing I am hyped for now, is the Mutant Year Zero expansion at the end of the month, and my wedding, that is the only hype I have now

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      • Original Heretic

        July 26, 2019 at 09:06

        Mutant Year Zero, I wanna play it!

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        • Admiral Chief Umbra

          July 26, 2019 at 09:06

          Dude, so, sooooo good!

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      • Pariah

        July 26, 2019 at 09:07

        Wedding is hype dude! Exciting times! 😀

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        • Admiral Chief Umbra

          July 26, 2019 at 09:07

          Dude, you have no idea. I had to wait 35 years for this correct moment (we do not speak of the v1.0 mess)

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          • Pariah

            July 26, 2019 at 09:14

            I’ll bet those 35 years were worth the wait though.

          • Admiral Chief Umbra

            July 26, 2019 at 09:14

            You have no idea man. Sometimes you have to play on 480p resolution to appreciate 4k fully

          • Yahtzee

            July 26, 2019 at 09:14

            The true Xbox 4K bullshit or the far superior true 2K PC graphics

          • Admiral Chief Umbra

            July 26, 2019 at 09:23

            I only use my PS4 for 1080p Netflix and YouTube.

            In any case, it is like slapping 4x RTX2080’s together

          • Pariah

            July 26, 2019 at 09:24

            Power hungry, bad for the environment and way too expensive for the average human?

          • Admiral Chief Umbra

            July 26, 2019 at 10:39

            Hahaha

          • Yahtzee

            July 26, 2019 at 09:24

            Unplugged mine and storred it, bought it for Final Fantasy 15. Game turned out to be shit and the Apple TV handles all my media based stuff just fine.

    • Original Heretic

      July 26, 2019 at 08:57

      Due to BL2 being free on PS Plus recently, it totally ignited my hype for it.

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    • G8crasha

      July 26, 2019 at 09:06

      Yeah, me too. It looks like more of the same, just with a different skin. I can’t help but get the feeling this is not going to be a runaway success. It seems to be lacking in more innovative concepts. Plus, the whole shaded graphics thing I’m over! It was new and cool when we first saw it, and, it was still cool when we saw it a second time, but now, for the umpteenth time…nope!!! Move on guys. Sorry!

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      • Original Heretic

        July 26, 2019 at 09:06

        But if they changed the look, can you imagine how people would lose their shit?
        “That’s not how Borderlands is supposed to look!”

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        • G8crasha

          July 26, 2019 at 09:14

          Unless…they thought of an even more unique way of presenting the game to us! Their cell shading was uber different for time, so why couldn’t they find a new and different way to wow us again. Personally, that was one of the big attractions for me. I had never really played a game before that looked like that. Plus, the whole bajillion gun thing was new. So, for the time, it was innovative. Now, we’ve all pretty much got the t-shirt! Wow us again Gearbox!

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          • Pariah

            July 26, 2019 at 11:24

            Have you seen the crazy new guns that exist? It’s like Borderlands took every steroid that exists and invented some new ones. It’s pretty insane.

          • G8crasha

            July 26, 2019 at 14:38

            Okay, I’ll give them a half tick in that box!!!

          • Pariah

            July 26, 2019 at 14:46

            All that remains is to see the writing and pacing. Those two factors will determine how good the game is – because BL has always been about the guns and batshit crazy story/characters. They’re ticking the right boxes, but none of it is ticking my hype boxes.

      • Pariah

        July 26, 2019 at 09:14

        More of the same is a good thing in BL3s case – as long as it’s more of BL1/2 and NOT TPS. The graphic style is fine, the guns look varied and cool. Honestly I’d like the game – but like, I don’t really care when and not at full price.

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        • G8crasha

          July 26, 2019 at 11:24

          See comment below

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        • G8crasha

          July 26, 2019 at 11:24

          See comment below

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  3. Admiral Chief Umbra

    July 26, 2019 at 08:48

    Looks like there will be lots of stairs

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  4. Yahtzee

    July 26, 2019 at 08:57

    As long as that piece of shit randy pitchford is apart of this game I will never support it.

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    • Admiral Chief Umbra

      July 26, 2019 at 09:14

      Agreed

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  5. Magoo

    July 26, 2019 at 11:17

    what with Scooter being completely un-alive and all.

    Fuckin’ thanks Darryn. I’m trying to friday over here man why you gotta bring this up?

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  6. CrAiGiSh

    July 26, 2019 at 12:15

    Purdey …

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