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Battleborn detailed as it prepares for winter release

2K and Gearbox Softwar today announced that Battleborn will include 25 unique playable heroes, a story mode playable alone or with friends, three distinctly different competitive multiplayer modes and a persistent progression system.

Battleborn is set in a distant future, where nearly every star in the universe has gone dark at the hands of a mysterious enemy. Solus, the last star, is the only beacon of hope for the universe’s surviving population. The fading of stars has led to a great war among those desperate for the last remaining resources. Heroes, called Battleborn, fight for the dominance of their unique factions as all life in the universe teeters on the brink of extinction. Now, the mysterious enemy is threatening to finish what they’ve started, and only an unlikely alliance between the universe’s most powerful heroes can stop them.

Here's a trailer showing the new heroes, along with some extra details.

Game modes and features for Battleborn include:

- Story Mode: Battleborn’s Story Mode is a narrative experience playable in a single-player capacity, as well as cooperatively by up to five friends via splitscreen or online. The Story Mode is modular, allowing players to choose which missions to enjoy next. The modular structure of Story Mode also allows players to replay missions for the chance to earn better loot;

- 25 Playable Heroes: Battleborn has a deep and diverse roster of 25 playable heroes, each with its own personality and equipped with unique weapons and powers. An accelerated character growth system, known as the Helix System, allows players to level up a character from 1 to 10 in a single story mission or competitive multiplayer match;

- Competitive Multiplayer: Battleborn’s team-based competitive multiplayer action can be experienced by up to 10 players online in 5v5 matches and will include three distinct modes:

o Incursion: Teams of heroes defend their base from waves of AI-controlled minions while working together, alongside their own minions, to destroy their opponents’ base;

o Devastation: Teams of heroes face off in a fast-paced death match and must capture and hold objectives on the map to win;

o Meltdown: Teams of heroes protect their minions as they march to their death at the center of the map. Points are scored for minions who throw themselves into the incinerator, and the team with the most points wins.

- Persistent Progression System: All experience points, whether earned through playing Battleborn’s Story Mode or Competitive Multiplayer modes, contribute to leveling up individual Character Rank, as well as player profile Command Rank:

o Character Rank: Each hero can permanently rank up from 1 to 10 outside of missions and matches, allowing players to swap out augments in their helix skill tree, as well as unlock skins.

o Command Rank: Players can rank-up their own player profile, unlocking badges and titles to impress friends, and loot that can be used to benefit any hero the player chooses to command.

Finally, the details of some of the game's heroes have been revealed. They are:

Montana - The hard-drinking brute that owns the battlefield with his minigun. Montana can use both fire and ice, but can also use a hard shoulder tackle in a pinch.

Oscar Mike - A cloned soldier with the instincts to match, Oscar Mike brings the UPR-AR7 Assault Rifle and UPR-MkII Battle Augmented Deflective Armor Stealth Suit (yes, that acronym is indeed BADASS) to battle.

Thorn - The last of the aelfrin, Thorn avenges her fallen people with her trusty bow and advanced Eldrid magic.

Miko - Another sole survivor of her race, Miko is a mushroom-like creature that uses spores as support for her teammates. As for her enemies, she'll mow them down with sharp kunai.

Rath - Often mistaken for a vampire, Rath is the mightiest swordsman to grace the Jennerit Empire. His three-energy blades have taken him far in life, all the way to the elite guard.

Orendi - Best described as a chaos witch, Orendi uses her chaos magic to bring unpredictable results to battle and to her enemies.

Marquis - The gentlemanly Marquis served as a butler in the old days, but the robotic servant has since become a deadly sniper, using his cane to take aim at his foes. He also has a mechanical owl named Hoodini at his side. You know, for the Clash of the Titans fans out there.

Phoebe - The aristocratic Phoebe may look like a pompous princess on the surface, but she carries a mean sabre called Addonexus and has blended together magic and technology to make her a truly formidable presence.

Caldarius - Caldarius rarely loses in close quarters, having been raised in the Jennerit Fighting Pits. With enhanced J-HTX Assault Frame armor, he's clearly positioned himself as one of Battleborn's toughest tank characters.

Boldur - A dwarf with a temper as short as he is, Boldur the Unbearable carries a hefty axe forged by powerful runes.

Battleborn will release this winter for PS4, PC and Xbox One.

Edited On 04 Jun, 2015

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Turniplord 1 year ago
looks like Borderlands has had sex with Quake arena haha! BTW joe - the coding of the video above is slightly wrong to allow full screen - can't post code here so i'll link to pastebin. all you need to do is add the ' allowfullscreen /' tag at the end of the youtube link and fullscreen becomes an option again :) - http://pastebin.com/sseFtCrJ
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Turniplord 1 year ago
Had sex and made a baby - not just had sex, that wouldn't make sense ^^^

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