In a panel at PAX East, Gearbox Software just revealed that Borderlands 2 will add a new class — the "Mechromancer". The bad news? She's DLC.
She's not entirely paid DLC, she's the dreaded pre-order bonus, so it is possible to get her for free, but you're gonna have to pick up that game on day one. Which shouldn't be a problem for the rabid diehards who obsessed over the "role-playing shooter" when it arrived in 2009.
Those who did play the first game (and still have their gamesave, of course) will be given a custom character skin and a unique head as a thank-you, Gearbox said at the same panel.
Some of the game's special edition premiums — which the studio had put up to a suggestion box last year — also were revealed. There will be two tiers of special editions. The "Deluxe Vault Hunters Edition" at $US99, gets a Marcus Kincaid bobble head. He's the weapons supplier with the lothario accent who narrates the first game.
The second, an "Ultimate Loot Chest Edition" delivers you a stylised Borderlands loot chest with all the goodies packed inside. It doesn't open up with hydraulics — it's more like a jewelry box, but it matches a community suggestion as best it could. More goodies and premiums in both editions will be announced later.
Finally, the Gearbox gang tossed out Easter eggs with codes inside, redeemable at a special website, that allowed attendees to insert their names into Borderlands 2 or Aliens: Colonial Marines as an Easter egg. (Pictured above.)