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 Written by John Scalzo  on June 07, 2009

News: The latest on Gearbox Software's next shooter.

Gearbox Software's Borderlands is finally gearing up for a release this Fall. The company recently went back to the drawing board and radically changed the game's art style.

They had this new version of the game on display at E3 2009, along with this this set of facts, straight from publisher 2K Games:

Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Gearbox Software
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC
ESRB Rating: Not Yet Rated
Release Date: Fall 2009
Web Site:

Borderlands combines the best in first-person action with player customization and vehicular combat to deliver an exciting Role-Playing Shooter experience. The game Features a groundbreaking content generation system allowing for near-endless variety in weapons and item drops. Borderlands allows for multiple players to share the same game experience simultaneously online in co-op gameplay. Players can freely join or leave each other's games at anytime, or choose to play in the full single-player mode. These features, along with a rich and deep fiction that touches upon the mysteries buried beneath the surface of a danger-filled planet, combine to form a breakthrough experience that challenges the conventions of modern shooters.

  • FPS Action Meets RPG Character Progression: Players can choose from one of four distinct characters and earn experience and gain proficiency in a number of specialties as they do battle with enemies. Upgrades can be invested in a wide variety of special abilities, allowing players to create a fully customized character that is tailored to their playing style
  • Co-op Engineered Game Design: Borderlands is built from the ground-up to be an exciting and intuitive co-operative multiplayer experience that rewards players for investing in specific co-op skills
  • Radical New Art Style: Fresh and exciting new visual style combines traditional rendering techniques with hand-drawn textures to paint a unique and eye-catching spin on the First Person Shooter genre
  • Gun Lust: Choose from an arsenal of hundreds of thousands of weapons, each with their unique manufacturers, specifications and advantages. A revolutionary new content generation system produces almost infinite tools of destruction
  • Intense Vehicular Combat: Get behind the wheel of and engage in intense vehicle-to-vehicle combat, complete with extensive damage modeling and spectacular explosions
  • Next Big Original IP From Gearbox Software: Experience the action and creativity derived from the pedigree of one of gaming's most consistent and respected developers

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