pre-borderlands2K has just announced their latest entry in the Gearbox FPS series, where it is known as Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel would place you squarely in a time between Borderlands 1 and 2, where it explores the rise of Borderlands 2’s charmingly sadistic villain Handsome Jack. One more thing – the game is set to happen on the moon.

If you are itching to dish out some digital punishment, fret not – with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, you will find yourself not running short on offensive opportunities at all. There will be new laser-based and “Cryo” weapons (Cryo weapons happen to be an all-new elemental damage type, and when you bring together fire from laser and ice from Cryo, I am quite sure that this bit has awakened that itch on your trigger finger) that will be part of the armory that exists on Pandora, where you have the choice of taking on the mantle of one of four new characters: Athena – The Gladiator, Wilhelm – The Enforcer, Nisha – The Lawbringer, and Claptrap – The Fragtrap.

Expect Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to arrive later this fall for the Sony PS3 platform. Suddenly, fall seems to be really, really far away, right? Any takers? [Press Release]

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