Borderlands goes retro

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Since Ive been playing a lot of retro 8-bit and 16-bit games lately just to remind myself of the days before hyped up cinema scenes and Hollywood sized budgets took over, I was intrigued at 2KGames and Gearbox 16-bit rendition of the well known shooter Borderlands. Named The Border Lands, it gives a unique lo-fi glimpse into many elements that are still visible in the current installment. While boasting that the whole thing can fit on 5 floppy discs, its probably easier for most of the general population just to visit here and start playing away. Gearbox and 2KGames teamed up with BAFTA winning creative agency Ralph for the project.

The Border Lands has been created with most inspiration being drawn from 1980’s styled titles, and to coincide with the launch a retro styled review can be seen here. In other Borderlands news, available internationally come September is the much anticipated Borderlands 2 featuring all new characters, skills, imaginative and immerse environments coupled with unique missions, enemies and destructively fun weapons. All pre-orders of Borderlands 2 from participating retailer will gain access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club. This allows players to download the Gearbox gunpack, Golden Key and Vault Hunters Relic.

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