‘Borderlands 2’ launch trailer sets up explosive battle for the planet
LOS ANGELES, Sept 18 — Heroes old and new combine to take on the might of Handsome Jack’s armies in the launch trailer for “Borderlands 2” (below), out today in North America and from Friday internationally.
Where “Borderlands” revolved around the hunt for a vault filled with alien treasures, at the end of the vibrant and explosive rainbow of “Borderlands 2” lies no pot of gold but instead an ancient beast capable of wreaking planetary-scale destruction — exactly what Handsome Jack is after.
The exquisitely coiffed Jack is on hand to taunt and goad, while the veteran heroes of “Borderlands” hand over to this sequel’s awesome foursome: the extra-dimensionally empowered siren warrior Maya; rugged, turret-toting commando Axton; blade-wielding loot ninja Zer0; and steroid-stunted, gun-hungry powerhouse Salvador.
And while “Borderlands” became an unexpected success, word of mouth buzz leveraged by game expansions and canny sale pricing, “Borderlands 2” is a shot at establishing a solid and reliable series for its developer and publisher, the irreverent offering making a stand against upcoming proven names such as “Assassin’s Creed III”, “Halo 4”, and “Call of Duty: Black Ops II”. — AFP/Relaxnews