The last day of PAX East came as a shock to die-hard Borderlands fans – it was announced that there will be a fifth playable class in the second edition of the game. The Mechromancer class will make a post-launch release as part of paid DLC, but will be free to those who pre-order the game instead. The new class will be a human/machine hybrid, a female character with a special robot sidekick, D374-TP, or, Deathtrap. We got to demo Borderlands 2; find out what we thought about the visually-pleasing cel-shaded shooter game here.
Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3 takes place a few years after the second game. Our editor Grant Hatchimonji writes, “… Rockstar is doing its hardest to set the game apart from the wealth of cover-based shooters found in the gaming landscape today. And in some ways it succeeds, because it’s certainly a unique game with a distinct feel. But cover is still an incredibly important facet of gameplay if you’re going to survive, which was probably the only thing that disappointed me during my time with the game…because everything else is so damn fun I didn’t want to stop for a second to take cover.” Read more about Max Payne over on DesktopReview here.
This game was poised to be the third edition in the True Crime series, given the name True Crime: Hong Kong. But, it was canceled by its former publisher, Activision. It was canceled because Activision didn’t think it could really compete against other, bigger titles with “open world” gameplay. In August of last year, Square Enix bought the publishing rights and retitled it Sleeping Dogs. It’s due to be released later this year. Read more about the game here.