New Mechromancer Class, Character Customisation Coming To Borderlands 2

9 April, 2012 - 12:12 pm by

During their PAX East panel today, members of Gearbox announced that Borderlands 2 will be adding a Mechromancer class and character customisation to the shooter title. Rather than a stock assortment of gear and costumes, players will have to earn their new wardrobes.

New gear, costume pieces, and even custom heads can be acquired by completing missions and challenges, as well as ranking up. In addition, players of the original Borderlands will immediately be rewarded with an exclusive head and skin.

The Mechromancer is yet to be developed, and will be made available as post-launch DLC. This female character seems to be a mix of human and machine, and can control a large robot known as D374-TP (Deathtrap).

The character will be made available for free to those that pre-order the game. There is no ETA or pricing available for the Mechromancer yet, but Randy Pitchford said he hopes to price it at a level “comparable to most DLC.”

Also announced was a special edition of the game that will retail for roughly £130, and comes packaged in a loot box from the game, which includes a Marcus bobblehead and a copy of the game.

Borderlands 2 will be available on PS3 and Xbox 360 on September 21st.