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New Borderlands game coming this Spring

2K Australia is co-developing the "pre-sequel" that will be set between Borderlands 1 and 2.

Featuring four new character classes, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a fully standalone game being co-developed by Gearbox and 2K Australia.

The story takes place between the original Borderlands and the second game, and deals with Handsome Jack, antagonist of Borderlands 2, and his transformation into egomaniacal space-tyrant.

The new setting for the game has you on Pandora's moon experiencing "wild, gravity-bending gunfights in zero-atmosphere environments using an array of all-new weaponry", apparently.

The new character classes include Lawbringer, Gladiator, Enforcer and... Fragtrap. The latter actually lets you play as Claptrap, the expositional, quest-giving robot mascot from the original titles.

There's only pre-alpha footage at this early stage, but the video dev diary highlights 2K Australia's heavy involvement in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

The game is slated for a wonderfully vague Southern Hemisphere Spring and will be available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.