Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is rumored to be a new Borderlands game developed by 2K Australia for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. No next-gen Borderlands just yet.

According to information leaked to GamePointsNow, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a co-op shooter RPG set in the five year gap between the original Borderlands and Borderlands 2. It takes place on Pandora’s moon Elpis, the same moon that hosts Hyperion H shaped moon base.

As is Borderlands tradition, players will be able to choose from four different characters, all working for a man named John. John is a humble programmer who will grow up to be the notorious Handsome Jack. These four characters are Athena The Gladiator, Wilhelm The Enforcer, Nisha The Lawbringer and Fragtrap. While the first three are human, Fragtrap is a Claptrap unit with military grade weapons.

Athena is a melee-based warrior who wields a plasma sword and a kinetic shield that can stop bullets. Athena has already appeared as a boss on The Secret Armory of General Knoxx expansion.

Wilhelm The Enforcer is also a returning character, as he is the the half human, half Hyperion Loader boss from Borderlands 2. In his pre-loader state, Wilhelm relies on his shoulder-mounted cannons and attack drones to aid him during combat. Nisha The Lawbringer is a newcomer to the franchise, though she does strike an amazing resemblance to the Sheriff of Lynchwood who was Jack’s girlfriend…

Apart for the usual bazillion guns that come with every Borderlands game (this time we have two new weapon classes: Laser and Cryo), Elpis’ low gravity also comes into play in combat, so launching Psychos into space is definitely a possibility. The game also has jetpacks, by the way.

Since Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is set on a moon with no atmosphere, oxygen plays a big role in exploration and combat. Dead enemies will drop OX-Kits to help the players manage their own oxygen.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will probably launch in 2014, on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

2K Games has yet to make an official announcement, or even address the rumors, so until it does take everything you read here with a tiny grain of salt.

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