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2K Games Announces Borderlands 2 Preview at Gamescom

2K Games announced yesterday via their Twitter account that they will be featuring a first sneak peek of Borderlands 2 at Gamescom.  Save the date, because on August 19th 2K Games' blog will be streaming live the Borderlands 2 reveal.  In case you didn't know, Borderlands 2 is the follow-up to the very successful Borderlands game developed by Gearbox. 

For fans (like myself) of the first Borderlands, this announcement comes as welcome and exciting news as 2K and Gearbox just recently confirmed they have been working on the sequel.  Borderlands mixed hardcore RPG elements into a fun FPS experience.  The game had a very hand drawn and comic book inspired visual style while still looking impressive.  The fun gameplay and character customization made it a total time-suck as well.  I'm really looking forward to seeing the new developments and the direction they're taking with the game.  Since it had some serious RPG mechanics, it will be interesting to see what changes and updates Gearbox has made or is looking to implement and, maybe more importantly, if there are going to be any changes with the gunplay.

The original Borderlands was highlighted as having a robust weapon creation system that allowed for unique weapon drops during every play-through.  I think it is pretty safe to assume that you can expect more of the same in Borderlands 2.  One thing I would really like to see is the ability to perform modular upgrades to the guns you find and/or buy.  Customization with scopes and other additional items could be purchased at the variety of vending machines that were dispersed throughout the world of Pandora and add that extra level of personalization.  Is there something you're really excited to see?  Let me know.


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