Battleborn is an upcoming hero style shooter coming from Gearbox and today we got some new details.
The new features include: (From Gearbox’s Press release)
25 unique playable heroes – “each with its own personality and equipped with unique weapons and powers. An accelerated character growth system, known as the Helix System, allows players to level up a character from 1 to 10 in a single story mission or competitive multiplayer match.”
A story mode playable alone or with friends – “Story Mode is a narrative experience playable in a single-player capacity, as well as cooperatively by up to five friends via splitscreen* or online. The Story Mode is modular, allowing players to choose which missions to enjoy next. The modular structure of Story Mode also allows players to replay missions for the chance to earn better loot.”
Three distinctly different competitive multiplayer modes: Incursion, Devastation and Meltdown
Incursion: Teams of heroes defend their base from waves of AI-controlled minions while working together, alongside their own minions, to destroy their opponents’ base;
Devastation: Teams of heroes face off in a fast-paced death match and must capture and hold objectives on the map to win;
Meltdown: Teams of heroes protect their minions as they march to their death at the center of the map. Points are scored for minions who throw themselves into the incinerator, and the team with the most points wins.
A persistent progression system that will follow you throughout every game mode that includes:
Character Rank: Each hero can permanently rank up from 1 to 10 outside of missions and matches, allowing players to swap out augments in their helix skill tree, as well as unlock skins.
Command Rank: Players can rank-up their own player profile, unlocking badges and titles to impress friends, and loot that can be used to benefit any hero the player chooses to command.
Whew that was a lot to go over and as you can see they are making this game massive! The game will be shown and be playable on the show floor during E3! E3 begins June 15 and we will have live coverage of the event right here on Cinelinx, so be sure to stick around for more!