Recently, information on a Borderlands game for iOS devices was leaked through the official strategy guide for Borderlands 2. According to Pop Watch, Gearbox has confirmed the game – titled Borderlands Legends – and has released more information about it, including the release date and price.

The game, set to be released on October 31 and priced at $4.99 (approximately Rs 268) for the iPhone version and $6.99 (approximately Rs 375) for the iPad version, will be a turn-based strategy, much in the vein of the recently released XCOM: Enemy Unknown. You will take control of the four characters from the first Borderlands, namely Lilith, Mordecai, Brick and Roland, and command them to take cover or attack enemies from a top-down perspective, as is common with strategy games. Characters have three action skills and six abilities. The new thing that the game is bringing to the genre is the ability to control all four characters simultaneously, giving you the ability to synergise their attacks for added mayhem.

Gearbox has confirmed the turn-based strategy game (image credit: Pop Watch)

Gearbox has confirmed the turn-based strategy game (image credit: Pop Watch)

The game will have you kill enemies for cash, buy weapons, earn experience, level up and unlock new abilities. It will also feature unique skill trees for all characters. A unique addition to the handheld game will be a “strategic cover system”, along with “randomised” missions.

Recently, information on what could possibly be the second major downloadable content for Borderlands 2 was leaked thanks to the trophies added in to the PlayStation 3 version of the game. The DLC, named Mr Tongue’s Campaign of Carnage, is speculated to be another big campaign mission that will be the second DLC for the game’s Season Pass.

There are three trophies that have been added to the game for Mr. Tongue’s Campaign of Carnage which reveals the objective “Long Way to the Top”, some side missions, and a trophy for collecting hidden pictures of Moxxi – a character who had her own DLC for the first Borderlands. So far, there has been no word from Gearbox about the DLC, so it could be weeks or months before release.

Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty is the first major DLC released for Borderlands 2 and will be included in the Season Pass. The DLC by itself is costs $9.99 (around Rs 524), but players can also buy the Season Pass for the game, which includes all four planned major DLCs and costs $29.99 (Rs 1,574 approx).

The Mechromancer DLC was recently released for those of us who hadn’t pre-ordered the game. The DLC contains a new character called Gaige the Mechromancer. Like every other class in the game, Gaige the Mechromancer also has a special ability called Deathtrap, which is a robot she can summon to presumably go on a murderous rampage against her enemies. Her three skill trees are Best Friends Forever, Little Big Trouble and Ordered Chaos. Gearbox has made her skill tree available on the skill calculator so you can get a closer look at her skills.

Borderlands 2 is available in retail stores for Rs 999 for the PC version, and Rs 2,499 for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 versions. The PC version of the game is also available on Steam for $59.99 (around Rs 3,100).

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