As was anticipated following a recent teaser trailer, Gearbox Software confirmed at PAX East that Borderlands 3 is coming. The developer also posted a new trailer on YouTube, and rather than a vague teaser, we get to see the dystopian setting in cartoon garb, as we have become accustomed to with the Borderlands franchise.
Borderlands 3 looks to stick to the same script, in terms of look and feel. This will be the fourth installment in the series (following Borderlands 1 and 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel), and it features some familiar faces. Lilith from the first Borderlands, for example, is in Borderlands 3. In one scene, we see her without her Siren tattoos as she crawls away from the Calypso Twins.
Some of the other characters in Borderlands 3 (based on both trailers) include Brick, Claptrap, Ellie, Hammerlock, Maya, and Tiny Tina, to name just a few. New Borderlands 3 vault hunters include Amara (Siren), Flack (Beastmaster), Moze (Soldier), and Zane (Operative).
From what we can tell, gameplay looks to be similar to previous Borderlands games, with a variety of weapons at your disposal—over 1 billion guns, according to the trailer, one of which is a gun with legs. That is a gigantic jump over the 17.75 million guns in the original game, which earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
There will also be multiple planets and worlds to explore, along with a bunch of vehicles and powers to keep the action interesting (and delightfully absurd). In previous games, the action was primarily focused on Pandora. Borderlands 3 looks to expand the action to multiple other locales.
This game has been development for the past five years. As for when it will release, Gearbox Software did not say, though the trailer's description says to hit up the Borderlands website on April 3 for more information.
In the meantime, anticipate is high for Borderlands 3. The new trailer has already amassed over 2.7 million views and 177,000 thumbs up votes, to 2,000 thumbs down votes.