Gearbox Teases New Borderlands 2 DLC

After the huge storm of negative press over the controversy surrounding Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gearbox is working to make us all forget by teasing new DLC for the wildly popular Borderlands 2.  Instead of that fourth DLC pack, for now the next addition just may be a new vault hunter.

At this year’s SXSW event, Gearbox held a panel and showed off a teaser trailer which revealed that a new vault hunter was coming.  No further details were given and the trailer was purposely vague so there’s not much to go on.  All we do know is that this character appears to be melee focused and has escaped from some sort of lab beneath the surface of Pandora.

There’s no timetable quite yet, but franchise director, matt Armstrong, did say that it’s on a tight schedule so we shouldn’t have to wait too long.

Here’s the confusing part, at this time, I’m not entirely sure if this DLC is being included with the season pass.  I’ve gotten conflicting reports from various places but if I had to place a bet, I’d say you shouldn’t expect to see this as part of it only because Joystiq is reporting that Gearbox has confirmed to them that is won’t be included.  Nothing from Gearbox directly though.  Kind of disappointing but hey, what can you do.  Don’t forget, you season pass owners are still getting a fourth DLC pack as well.  Looks like plenty of stuff is dropping into Pandora shortly.

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