Borderlands 2, the sequel to the 2009 role-playing first person shooter Borderlands, has made it past the development stage and is on its way to manufacturing and certification, according to the Gearbox website. This hasn’t stopped the developer from jumping straight back to work on the game’s downloadable content, with the ‘Mechromancer’ class set to be released first.
The Mechromancer class will give the player the ability to call in a robot NPC friend to help you out of a sticky situation, with the class of character being made available as free DLC when you decide to pre-order the special edition of the game. Gearbox community manager Chris Faylor, anticipates the release of the character class to come “roughly 60 to 90 days after launch.”
Before development of Borderland 2 finished, the game was designed in a certain way that the team could “add additional playable character classes post release”, stated Gearbox CEO, Randy Pitchford, so expect more character classes to make themselves known in the future. Borderlands 2 will release on September 18, 2012, so mark those calendars people and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.