2K and Gearbox Software today announced that Battleborn, the new first-person hero-shooter from the creators of Borderlands, is now available worldwide for the PC. Battleborn is a first-person shooter featuring 25 unique playable heroes who form an unlikely alliance to save the last star in the universe from a mysterious enemy hell-bent on its destruction.
As the press release reads, the game combines highly-stylized visuals with Gearbox’s co-operative combat, and offers a wealth of content in which to play its expansive collection of 25 diverse heroes, including a narrative-driven story mode and three different competitive multiplayer modes.
Battleborn is also said to feature deep and customizable character growth for all 25 playable heroes, each with their own unique weapons, powers and personality.
Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K Games said:
“Gearbox Software has done it again, inventing an exciting new subgenre and ushering in the dawn of the hero-shooter,” said . “Like the beloved Borderlands franchise, Battleborn is packed-full of Gearbox’s signature humor, deep and fun gameplay, an engaging episodic story, and tons of replayability.”
Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software, added:
“Battleborn is the result of five years of passionate, driven creativity and inventiveness from a team of the best group of game developers I could ever hope to have the pleasure of working with. The fact that the team cannot stop playing Battleborn after the countless hours we’ve put into honing the experience with beta testers, is a testament to the quality and fun of the game. Everyone at Gearbox Software is so excited to begin playing the game with everyone around the world.”