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Battleborn Trailer: Gearbox Reveals New MOBA

After teasing a brand new IP for some time, Gearbox Software has finally pulled back the curtain on their next game: Battleborn is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the PC.

The game is being developed by the same team behind Borderlands 2, and combines first-person shooting with MOBA-style hero-based gameplay. Some of the new heroes include a minigun-wielding giant with a tiny head, a samurai, and a monocled, shotgun-holding robot in a derby.

“If Borderlands 2 is a shooter-looter, Battleborn is a hero-shooter,” said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software in a statement. “As a genre-fused, hobby-grade, co-operative and competitive FPS exploding with eye-popping style and an imaginative universe, Battleborn is the most ambitious video game that Gearbox has ever created.”

Since the Borderlands 2 team is working on the game, we’re sure we can expect the same kind of comic-book style graphics and fidelity of the highly popular shooter franchise, as well as the trademark sense of humor.

“Battleborn represents the combined might of the development and publishing teams behind the  success of Borderlands 2, which to date has sold-in more than 9-million units worldwide and has become 2K’s highest-selling game of all time,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The size, scope, and ambition of Battleborn are unlike any other title in 2K’s history, and the result is a defining next-gen co-operative experience.”

Battleborn is slated to release by the end of 2K’s 2016 fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2016. Basically, this is still a long way off, but the ambition and lofty goals of the team will make this one to watch out for.

Next: Tales from the Borderlands: E3 2014 Preview

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