Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia and Gearbox Software unveiled their last piece of DLC at PAX East 2015 this weekend. This time it's more than just another playable character or an arena, they are actually presenting a decent amount of content, including new missions and locations, new loot, a new level cap and some new achievements/trophies. The Claptastic Voyage is here!
This DLC is playing of the '60s sci-fi film Fantastic Voyage, where people are shrunk and sent into a scientist's bloodstream to save his life life. However, in the Borderlands universe, that is not silly enough. Digitizing vault hunters and sending them into the disturbed mind of Claptrap to find treasure seems more fitting, so that is what they did. This takes us to locations familiar to anyone that played the previous game as well as the Pre-Sequel, and also gives us new pieces of information to fit the rather complex story of who did what when, and not to forget, a possible reason as to why Claptrap likes dubstep so much. They also mention some new loot, so whatever it is, I hope it is something else but some re-skinned Borderlands 2 stuff again. And not to forget, they are adding 10 new levels, making the new and most likely final cap level 70. You never know with Gearbox, we might see Overpowered levels in the Pre-Sequel too, in time. The new cap means that players will be able to reach all 3 top tier skills, quite the disappointment to some as the diversity in character builds will be minimal. Other players will rejoice though, overpowered is not always bad if you play the game alone.
The Pre-Sequel is Gearbox's attempt to keep a very successful franchise going, and to some extent they did manage that. Although a lot of players feel that it is nothing but a big DLC to the massive hit Borderlands 2, it does add valuable information if you are interested in piecing together the story between the first and second game. It was initially, surprisingly to some, meant to stay on last generation consoles, however, head honcho at Gearbox, Randy Pitchford, let slip that they would consider a launch on new gen if the sales went well. Apparently they did, as the Handsome Collection, including both Borderlands 2 and the Pre-Sequel, will hit PS4 and Xbox One in just a few weeks. This new DLC will be a part of this collection, as its release falls on the same date. Hm, wonder if that was intentional? Anyway, the Claptastic Voyage will be available for $9.99 on March 24th in the US, the 25th in the rest of the world as a part of the $29.99 Season Pass.
Am I the only one actually looking forward to this DLC?