Gearbox Software is continuing to share details about its upcoming Borderlands 2 video game, this time focusing on the new Commando class, which replaces the Soldier seen in the original game.
is looking very impressive, promising to bring players the same great gameplay focused on cooperative action, while improving on the cel-shaded visual style and delivering even more variety in terms of guns and character options.
We’ve already seen the studio detail some of the classes that are present in the game, including the returning Siren
or the all-new Gunzerker
Now, the studio has shared the first details about the new Commando class, which picks up from the Soldier one in the original game.
"We wanted to do a class that was similar to the Soldier but we felt like we wanted to level him up and make him even more badass than the original Soldier, so we created the Commando," said Jeramy Cooke, art director on Borderlands 2.
"He's our special forces type of character. He actually has a little bit of story. I don't want to kind of get into too many of the details, maybe one interesting thing is he wears the dog tag from his wife who was also in the military and she's now dead."
Cooke also shared some more details about the abilities of the Commando class with IGN
, saying that the turret, which helped the Soldier in hectic firefights, is now essential to the Commando as it can do all sorts of new things.
"We brought back a type of turret but this is sort of the next generation," said Cooke. "We're not going to get into all the fine details of it but it can do a lot of really unique things. If you're familiar with longbow grenades from the first game, you can throw a grenade and it would instantly teleport like a real gunshot all the way to where you're pointing. You can now actually have longbow turret so instead of just dropping the turret at your feet you can fire it out at long range, use it to pull enemies or to begin combat."
The skill trees for the Commando are quite varied, according to Cooke, so you can expect to have lots of choices when playing with the new class in Borderlands 2, once it’s released this September for the PC, PS3 or Xbox 360.