What’s one thing that was definitely missing from Borderlands 2? PIRATES!! Long before Diablo and videogames as a whole, there were bands of people sailing the seas and looting the world for their own gain. They were foul, nasty, and cared only about drinking and plundering. At least that’s what I’ve grown up associating pirates with, when has television ever lied to us? The original treasure seekers, along with their tropes, will come to Borderlands 2 as the DLC of “Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty.”
From the Associated Press, the first campaign content is hit us on October 16th.The first of four DLC packs and will cost us $9.99 alone or $29.99 with the season pass. Captain Scarlett herself is said to be “[a] one-eyed pirate queen” and set “amid an expansive desert that features a bandit filled shanty town called Oasis.” The Gearbox frontman and President, Randy Pitchford, was quoted on describing Borderlands’ new location below.
“It’s all dried up. It feels more like Tatooine than an ocean. These bandits have really embraced the pirate lifestyle, and there’s the legend of a treasure. That kicks off this whole adventure that the players can go on.”
Tatooine eh? Well that’s no surprise there when the newest vehicle is called the “Sand Skiff,” hopefully copying the ones seen in Return of the Jedi. Sand Worms will share the role of “things to shoot at” with local bandits/pirates, as well with the returning quest givers of Hammerlock and Scooter. A new thing to collect, besides cash and Eridium, is the currency of Seraph crystals. Little is known what they do, but I’m sure they’ll have a vending machine for it. Lastly, it was noted that this DLC is for EVERYONE. Not just the folks wiping off dust off their shoulders already beaten the core game, but the level 6′s and 14′s can hope along for the game to balance around their rank.
Days ago through Borderlands 2′s Mecromancer class update, the PC update saw fans crack open the game’s source files to find every bit of dialogue of the 8 chapter Pirate saga. If you’re not afraid of spoiling interesting you would rather have done yourself, then check this Borderlands forum out.Speaking of Gaige, check out all of the features of Borderlands’ Death Trap owner.
Like the Borderlands DLC packs of Dr.Ned and Claptrap Revolution, Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty starts with Marcus Kinard retelling another story about the Vault Hunters to the little boy. Marcus gives the exposition and setting through marionettes or some other unique presentation and the boy questions the story. Marcus gets short with him and whips out the “dirty little orphan” line, then get to arriving in Oasis. The block of text below is Marcus’ intro to the DLC and spoiler-free. Unless you consider introductions spoilers, which is sad.
“Legends speak of Captain Blade’s Lost Treasure of the Sands. Of a prize so great, that men would turn the sands red in pursuit of it. Of a pirate queen, courageous and deadly, who would stop at nothing to find it. Of a monstrous Leviathan. Of the Vault Hunters who journeyed to the desert town of Oasis, not knowing the horrors that would befall them.”
Seriously, as much hype I have for more action on Pandora, why is Gearbox unveiling their lootiest DLC pack since General Knoxx? How can they top raiding a secret Atlas armory and fighting a group synonymous with loot? My feeble intellect tells me you can’t, but I’m not Gearbox.They made the trite and overused enemies of zombies and made it one of the greatest expansions I’ve ever played (fun at least). Gearbox forced you to decimate the Claptrap population and YOU LIKE IT DAMMIT. The core of Borderlands 2 was enough of a improvement and I hope the DLC quality mirrors it. You might even see an article detailing how better the sequel is compared to the first! Lucky you! However, two things remain in question, will there be fast travel within the DLC? And “Arr” you ready for it?