Gearbox’s Borderlands will finally be released in October, the developer has confirmed.
The post-apocalyptic Shooter-RPG has experienced a great deal of turbulence and delays in its journey to the shops, most recently including a total revamp of its art style to the rather lovely ‘toon-ish’ cell shaded look you can see on this page.
Described as an RPS (role-playing shooter) by Gearbox, Borderlands is a sci-fi action RPG that combines driving and on-foot action. Set on the desolate and hostile world of Pandora, the game sees groups of treasure seekers–known as “Vault Hunters””–who scour the ruins of a collapsed civilization for more than 500,000 unique weapons. Using combat vehicles, the rival bands fight each other in an attempt to secure the ultimate prize: an all-powerful alien artifact.
It is expected to arrive no later than 31 October 2009 on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.