Submitted by NYC_Gamer 543d ago | news

Borderlands 2’s New Character is a Psycho

IGN:During a panel at PAX East today, Gearbox revealed Krieg, the sixth playable character for Borderlands 2. Krieg is a Psycho and will be available for $9.99 (800 Microsoft Points) in May. (Borderlands 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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majiebeast  +   543d ago
No offense but are they just running out of ideas at this point?
Blacktric  +   543d ago
They ran out of ideas when they were quarter way through with the development of Borderlands 2.
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Root  +   543d ago
Jeez how disappointing...he looks like a Badass Psycho

He doesn't look like a vault hunter at all, I feel like no work has went into this at all. Plus melee...it's a game about guns, having a melee character seems pointless in my opinion.
cgoodno  +   543d ago
A melee character was one of the most requested character types... And he'll still be relying on his guns most of the game. Otherwise they'd have to implement a whole new weapon set just for this character, and that's not going to happen.

I'm happy about this. Something different and something to get me back into the game.
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antz1104  +   542d ago
A Brick clone. Awesome. I hope Im wrong because while it sounded great on paper he was the least fun class from the first game imo.
rlacorne  +   543d ago
Yeah ok cool.

I'll try it once they increase the level cap, if they ever do.

-edit- OH WAIT! They will! :) Should have dome some research before entering "cynical jaded entitled gamer" mode. Haha
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Kane22  +   543d ago
they are increasing the level cap by 11. but its $5 but free for season pass people. april 2nd is the date
rlacorne  +   543d ago
Yeah just got that from the internets.

Well good news! :D

Finally some ways to make my siren -even- stronger!
PooEgg  +   543d ago
$5 for an additional 11 level cap????? Only that???? Please, tell me I am misunderstanding.

Everytime I hear something like this the gamer in me dies just a little bit more.

The original Borderlands was great, and most of the DLC really added to the game, so gamers supported Borderlands, bought the game and the DLC, and made it so Gearbox could safely release Borderland 2... and so it becomes Borderlands 2 is just a big money grab. Makes used games seem a lot more appealing I have to say.
antz1104  +   542d ago
^ @PooEgg you paid for the level cap increase in the first one too, it was released with the General Knoxx DLC.

But please, go on and continue to die a little inside lol.
elda  +   542d ago
Charging 5 dollars for raising the level cap only eleven levels is a major rip off....at first people payed 60 dollars plus tax for this game then for extra content people payed 30 extra dollars for the season pass or 10 dollars each dlc...that can be almost 100 dollars to play a game with a leveling up limatation that you have to wait months for to be raised & then to be charged for a limited level raise is a complete rip off!...I remember the days when you played a game in it involved level up at different levels you could do this to at least a leveling up to 99 or better.
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Thatlalala  +   542d ago
Yeah but it came with DLC!! New actual content, not just a level cap raise like this is. Overrated game anyways.
Moncole  +   543d ago
I will call him Krieger
Root  +   543d ago
Nah...this is Krieger :)

Moncole  +   543d ago
Krieg is wearing a mask and you never seen him with Kreiger and they are both crazy.
LAWSON72  +   543d ago
Come on can we have anything free this is $10 and lv cap is $5. It feels like even if I buy a game I am subpar owner who only has access to a little bit of the game.
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cgoodno  +   543d ago
REally? For a game with the amount of options it has and replayability, I don't think your complain is all that reasonable. Sure, some companies nickle and dime us with DLC, but this isn't on that side, IMHO.
rlacorne  +   543d ago
True that.

Even the basic, no DLC version of Borderlands 2 offers a whole lot of content, and gives more quality play time than many, many other retail games within the same price range.
ChronoJoe  +   542d ago
Level cap upgrades are nickle and diming if it's not incorporated into DLC. It costs them nothing to allow us to increase our level, so why should we have to pay for that?
cgoodno  +   542d ago
Because it's to help pay for the other features also coming at that time. Some of it free. The level cap increase isn't the only thing included in the patch/DLC.

"The cap will add 11 new levels (bringing the total to 61) and will be free to Season Pass holders (or $4.99 for everyone else).

Along with the level raise, Gearbox will also be adding a new weapon tier: Pearlescent. Pearlescent weapons were previously seen in the original Borderlands and will be the rarest loot in Borderlands 2.

On April 2nd, Gearbox will also offer a new mode called Ultimate Vault Hunter’s Mode as a free update to all players regardless of whether they’ve purchased the level cap raise. The mode will be available to anyone who has beaten True Vault Hunter Mode and reached level 50 and will have enemies scaled to the highest level in your party."
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Kinda disappointed :/ Looks like your typical run-of-the mill badass psycho. Shame, Gaige was awesome :(
leemo19  +   543d ago
Not as creative as I thought it would of been, like some people are saying it looks like a badass. I'm sure he will be fun to use just hope the skill trees isn't cater too much of melee attacking. I'm more upset that the people who don't have the season pass have to pay $5 for additional 11 levels, raising the level cap should of came with one of the dlc they release.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   543d ago
I wonder if one of his upgrade paths will turn him into a flaming psycho? That would be cool...
Tonester925  +   543d ago
Man wussup with these Half naked women all over this site?

*On Topic*

I haven't played the second borderlands yet. Is it still fun like the first one?
Thatlalala  +   542d ago
It is the first one. 'nuff said.
Swiftcricket  +   543d ago
Surprised nobody has pointed out yet that they spelled psycho "pyscho" in the video.
DarthJay  +   543d ago
I am actually quite surprised seeing the response so far. This guy looks like he is going to be fun as all get out.

I agree that it would have been cool if the the level cap increase was free for everyone, but I understand that it caused a lot of extra work for them to create. $5 isn't bad, and the fact that they added it to the Season Pass won me over (and may be why I am OK with it since it will be free for me).

I am still disappointed that the new Vault Hunter is going to be $10, but I guess Gaige kind of was too. I still don't understand how you have a "Season Pass" without including all the DLC within it. I understand that they were very specific and up-front with expectations, but still.

Either way, I'm really excited to get back into the game.
ironfist92  +   543d ago
I had a feeling it was going to be a Psycho. Quite interesting we get to play as one.
ISNeko  +   543d ago
Did they ruin Colonial Marines because they were focusing too much on this gem of a completely original and new idea for a vault hunter?

Scotty056  +   543d ago
Did no one search the gameplay on YouTube? While he may look like a run-of-the-mill badass psycho, he's actually shaping up quite nicely. The tree combines all the psycho elements. His action skill let's him run around with an axe, and throw axes. Every kill refills his health completely while using the skill. Then one skill changes the boring fight for your life mode, into detonation mode. Krieg can run around throwing dynamite, like a suicide psycho, and end it by detonating next to an enemy by holding square. Which then gives you a second wind. Another tree completely focuses on fire damage. This includes fire breath. Krieg is shaping up to be a badass.

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