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Gearbox Announces "Hero Shooter" Battleborn

Gearbox Software announces Battleborn, calling their next game a "hero shooter," due to a focus on characters in this first-person shooter coming next year to Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. They offer a Battleborn reveal trailer with a sentimentally violent cinematic, and say there are further details in the new issue of GameInformer magazine (online now, in print next month) and to expect a month of revelations on the Game Informer Battleborn hub. Here's word:

We’re calling Battleborn a “hero shooter” in that it’s a first-person shooter focused on characters above all else. No first-person shooter has ever had this much character variety, and we’re excited for you to see the first batch of heroes today.

Battleborn involves our heroes – called the battleborn, conveniently enough – teaming up to fight the Varelsi, an unstoppable menace trying to destroy the last star in a dying universe. You can play with up to four friends in our five-player cooperative campaign, or try out one of several different competitive multiplayer match types in games of up to 10 players.

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28. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 9, 2014, 12:17 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 9, 2014, 11:40:
Verno wrote on Jul 9, 2014, 11:03:
That looked really boring and uninspired.
Did you seriously expect anything fresh and inspiring from the "creators of Borderlands"

I don't think anyone can argue well against those words, particularly "inspired," for Borderlands 2. Sorry, Handsome Jack was inspired. The entire game was fairly fresh.

It's the anomaly in their catalog, but they've also done little in house other than Brothers at Arms, which I've never played because it looked like generic WWII stuff.
 
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27. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 9, 2014, 11:40 SpectralMeat
 
Verno wrote on Jul 9, 2014, 11:03:
That looked really boring and uninspired.
Did you seriously expect anything fresh and inspiring from the "creators of Borderlands"
 
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26. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 9, 2014, 11:03 Verno
 
That looked really boring and uninspired.  
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25. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 9, 2014, 03:03 Fantaz
 
another day another new MOBA game announcement... boring!

and what's with the indie band hipster music playing in the trailer? the desire to be hip and trendy is obviously noticed with this one, and may come off as a bit forced.
 
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24. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 9, 2014, 00:54 Wallshadows
 
I wonder who's art they ripped off this time?  
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23. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 9, 2014, 00:10 siapnar
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 15:29:
Really? I thought it was WAY too WoW, DOTA, LoL for my taste.
I agree. Not feelin it at all

Dmitri_M wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 18:20:
This looks like a student 3D showreel from 2002

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22. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 8, 2014, 20:36 djinn
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 17:29:
I KNEW I knew that song from somewhere. Cloud Atlas trailer!

I can't think of anything but Art of Flight when I hear it.
 
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21. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 8, 2014, 18:53 harlock
 
yeh it looks like a joke or an april fools or something

incredibly horrible
 
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20. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 8, 2014, 18:39 TychoCelchuuu
 
This is like a parody of bad video game trailers. Someone really likes this song but couldn't figure out how to make it fit with a trailer so they just told the animators "just like, put a bunch of characters in and make them shoot at stuff." Not to mention it doesn't tell us anything about the game, but then again, asking for a trailer to tell us anything is probably a lost hope by now.  
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19. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 8, 2014, 18:20 Dmitri_M
 
This looks like a student 3D showreel from 2002  
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18. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 8, 2014, 17:29 jdreyer
 
OpticNerve wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 16:25:
Almost everything about this trailer looked a bit cheap and forced, especially from using an M83 song to try and get some sort of emotion that doesn't suit the badly animated and designed visuals. Hell, even the fonts used aren't that fitting :/

Expected a LOT more design and visual flair from Gearbox after their fantastic Borderlands trailers.

I KNEW I knew that song from somewhere. Cloud Atlas trailer!

And I agree, this trailer was kind of boring. I guess it communicated something though: "Look! We got lots of different cool characters you can play with! It's WoW meets Team Fortress!"

Also, "Battleborn?" L.A.M.E.
 
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17. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 8, 2014, 16:25 OpticNerve
 
Almost everything about this trailer looked a bit cheap and forced, especially from using an M83 song to try and get some sort of emotion that doesn't suit the badly animated and designed visuals. Hell, even the fonts used aren't that fitting :/

Expected a LOT more design and visual flair from Gearbox after their fantastic Borderlands trailers.
 
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16. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 8, 2014, 16:17 Mad Max RW
 
That looks truly awful.  
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15. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 8, 2014, 16:09 DangerDog
 
A new gearbox game! My reaction

http://i.imgur.com/K28JIfx.gif

What happened to that "inglorious bastards" rip off game they were making?
 
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14. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 8, 2014, 15:38 Lorcin
 
Borderlands crossed with Wildstars art design? Why not!  
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13. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 8, 2014, 15:35 born2expire
 
Just give us a new Brothers In Arms already.  
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12. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 8, 2014, 15:32 MajorD
 

Bored ..... Sleeping

 
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11. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 8, 2014, 15:31 jdreyer
 
I'll reserve judgement for gameplay footage, but I'm not hopeful. This looks too derivative. And I'm pretty down on console ports these days.  
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10. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 8, 2014, 15:29 jdreyer
 
Hump wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 13:19:
welp, the art direction is pretty cool, Ill give it that

Really? I thought it was WAY too WoW, DOTA, LoL for my taste.
 
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9. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 8, 2014, 13:30 nin
 
Task wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 13:27:
So this is the evolution of Borderlands?

Hope not!
 
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