Yesterday, after some initial delays, 2K and Gearbox Software got the chance to release Battleborn for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. Battleborn is created by the same teams who brought us the recent hit (and my personal favorite) Borderlands 2.
If you have ever played Borderlands 2 you may remember the exciting and captivating intro to that game with music from "Short Change Hero" by The Heavy. If you have not seen that you can watch the embed below too, because that never gets old.
Like Borderlands 2 Battleborn also features a highly stylized five-minute beginning that sets up the main characters and a bit of the story. The method, this time, is a modern anime done by Secret Sauce Studio featuring what I think is a new song by Deltron 3030. The animation reminds me of the classic cartoon movie Heavy Metal (1981).
If you have never heard of Deltron 3030, they're an excellent "super group" featuring Dan the Automator, DJ Kid Koala, and Del the Funky Homosapien. They are also one of my favorite groups as the original Deltron 3030 (2000) album is one of the most original concept records I have heard and is perfect for Sci-Fi dystopian nerds.
Anyway, enough jibber jabbing. Watch the intro video above and if you have time watch the classic Borderlands 2 one below as well because it's always fun. Just try to resist the urge to play either game before you finish work today.
Have you started playing Battleborn yet? Let us know in comments what you think and if you would recommend it. Jez and co. will be working on a review for it shortly. For now, you can read Jez's thoughts on the beta from a few weeks ago including comparisons to Activision-Blizzard's Overwatch due later this month.
- See Battleborn for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
- See Battleborn for Xbox One from Microsoft (opens in new tab)
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I freeking love that game, hope they support the coop alot.
Same, huge potential in that aspect.
I didn't know Deltron 3030 still made music. I will have to look into just. I also want to look into battleborn but I'm happy with just getting sunset overdrive last month.
Deltron 3030: Event 2 was released in 2013 and is pretty great. If it's not Deltron, then it's definitely Del rapping.
I thought it was Gorillaz
Well, I was mildly curious about this game, but that trailer totally put me of. Can't stand the soundtrack, and what sort of message are they trying to convey with that dreary anime clipp. This might just manage to excite an 8 year old.... Why couldn't they just have shown us some in game action? Doesn't bode well for the game.
Borderlands is my favorite game franchise of all time. Have spent 1000+ hours on BL1&2 (Pre-Sequel by 2K Australia is meh) and I'm super pumped for Battleborn! Love Gearbox!
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