- Borderlands 2 Game Designer Jonathan Hemingway
has shared details today on the Mechromancer and Captain Scarlett DLC which arrives on PSN this Tuesday.
To quote: Hey guys, Jonathan from Gearbox here! I was walking around the office the other day and wouldn't you know it – Sir Hammerlock came up to me and handed me a letter and asked if I could share it with you. Here's what he had to say:
Dear Vault Hunters,
I'm well aware of your never-ending thirst for things to shoot and or loot, and I'm positively thrilled to announce some news nestled firmly in that avenue. Not one, but TWO pieces of downloadable content (or "DLC," for the acronym-fond amongst you) for Borderlands 2 will soon be available for your procurement.
Have you ever dreamt about romancing a mech? If so, then you have been greatly misinformed about the new character class DLC. You shall receive the pleasure of playing as Gaige the Mechromancer (she's a mechro-mancer, rather than a mech-romancer, you see - the importance of syllabic emphases can seldom be understated), a spectacularly brilliant prodigy of a girl who uses her robotic friend to slash, punch, and otherwise eviscerate the many fearsome foes of Pandora.
She can also manipulate electricity by invoking the power of science. I also hear she's a bit of an anarchist, but in a rather fun, mowing-down-bad-guys-while-humming-rock-music sort of way.
Last, but certainly not least, is "Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty," the first campaign DLC for Borderlands 2. You can enjoy the splendor of skimming over the dried-out desert dunes of Pandora on a sand skiff, all the while shooting sand pirates with new guns and searching for treasure. As for Captain Scarlett, she's the most pleasurably forthright backstabber I've ever met - an honest brigand, a truth-telling liar. Splendid woman.
So, there you have it - a brand-new Vault Hunter with which to wreak havoc, and an equally new campaign to wreak aforementioned havoc in. Look sharp, adventurers - there's never been a better time to visit the Borderlands!
Tally-ho and all that,
An addendum (the nitty-gritty details):
If you pre-ordered Borderlands 2 at a participating retailer, you can play as Gaige for free as part of the Premiere Club. If not, you can acquire her for the paltry sum of $10. Included with Mechromancer, you also get cool Gearbox guns, Vault Hunter's Relic and a golden key that unlocks a rare item in the mysterious Sanctuary Loot Chest.
if you're a Borderlands 2 Season Pass holder then you've already acquired "Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty," and simply need to download it the moment it comes out tomorrow. Otherwise it too can be obtained for $10.