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'Borderlands 2' short film coming this week

tech reviews Updated: Aug 27, 2013 11:44 IST
Borderlands 2

It's almost a year since "Borderlands 2" released, but there's more content for the bonkers off-world shooter still to come, as the game's developer teases a second animated short for this week.

"A new short film set inside the world of Borderlands 2 is coming next week!" announced the Gearbox Software Twitter account on Friday, attaching a still and allowing speculation to begin.

Last time out, in May, a four minute affair called "Krieg: A Meat Bicycle Built for Two" introduced viewers to the new character Krieg, a deranged bandit that ends up befriending one of the game's original main characters.

And if the first "Borderlands" lifted its style from a nine minute animated short, "Code Hunters," then the franchise's new trailer format returns to the source material's format, adding its own brand of off-kilter humor in the process.

Already recipient of four expansion packs, two new characters, innumerable character costumes, and with further updates scheduled for this fall, "Borderlands 2" was a real hit for developer Gearbox Software, the Plano, Texas studio which has since presided over the less favorably received "Aliens: Colonial Marines," while "Furious 4" and a "Homeworld" remake are in the works.

A PlayStation Vita version of "Borderlands 2" was unveiled at Gamescom as part of Sony's media briefing.