Borderlands Legends Coming to iOS Devices Oct 31

By: on October 23, 2012

Can’t get enough Borderlands in your life? Good news, in an exclusive sneak peak Entertainment Weekly got the details on Borderlands Legends, officially coming to iOS devices October 31st ($4.99 iPhone, $6.99 iPad).

Behind the big guns of Brick, Lilith, Mordecai, and Roland, fans will be treated to a fresh take on the series’ signature shoot-and-loot formula. Playing from a top-down perspective, they’ll encounter various classes of familiar foes — Skags, Bandits, Crimson Lance, Spider Ants — and pimp skill trees loosely based on the original Borderlands. Characters possess three action skills and six abilities, with each of the latter supporting five levels. In a neat twist, players control all four characters simultaneously and can temporarily coordinate their corpse-piling talents to unleash powerful attacks.

While additional details on the action-RPG-strategy hybrid are scarcer than solid Eridium bricks, we did smuggle a few more tidbits from our brief look at Legends: the gameplay’s driven by randomized, objective-based missions; enemy difficulty scales alongside players’ unlimited ability to level-up; guns and gear can be purchased from mustachioed merchant Marcus; and, like its console counterparts, Legends allows lethally wounded players to score a life-reviving “second wind” with a well-placed slug.

Oh, and did we mention boss battles? Yeah, players will want to take full advantage of every death-dealer in their arsenal — as well as Legends‘ strategic cover system — before facing the screen-filling Hellhound.

Simply awesome news, we’ll be keeping our eyes on this one and will post additional coverage ASAP.

via ‘Borderlands Legends’ first look | PopWatch | EW.com

About James Parkin

James Parkin
James has been gaming since he could walk and is currently seeking treatment for his Destiny addiction.