Battle Born - preview video for the co-op campaign of the hero-Shooters
As "triple-A shooter Hero" development studio Gearbox announced in July 2014 his latest project Battle Born at. What you can imagine exactly under this designation, we have looked more closely at a meeting with developers in London. Who showed us apart from the already known multiplayer game mode "Incursion" first live gameplay from the co-op campaign and stood in the interview to answer questions.
"If Borderlands a Loot shooter was then Battle Born is a Hero shooter, "says Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, the latest creation of the studio. In plain English: Battle Born is a wild mix of multiplayer shooter and role-playing with MOBA bonds - collecting better and better equipment, Borderlands made so motivating, only takes place on the side. Linchpin of Battle Born are the characters: To the 20 figures will be in the final game, all will feel completely different and all are involved in an interplanetary conflict over the last living star in the universe.
Melting pot for heroes
To those nasty Varelsi we meet in the course of the story campaign.
But first things first: In the world of Battle Born all the stars have gone out in the universe with one exception - the so-called darkness has swallowed. And to the last remaining hot celestial bodies and its raw materials naturally ensues a battle between the survivors and refugees of all species. From whose ranks once again, the eponymous Battle Born form across the group and face the real enemy: the gloomy Varelsi with which the whole eclipse Miserere only began to roll. As a player, we play the role of a Battle Born and plunge us into a first person perspective either in the cooperative campaign or the PvP mode.
In co-op, all participants are looking ever a hero with individual skills and own skill tree, and complete common story missions, shoot hordes of enemies into disarray and defeat raid bosses. So far, so Borderlands. However, the mission clearly linear run and rather resemble an instance of a role-playing game.
Battle Born throws heroes of various genres in a pot - or rather an arena.
In the live presentation, the team struggles through from one mission to the next target and wards off hordes of invading robots, while script sequences and dialogues advance the story. That may not sound terribly exciting, but acts not least by the chic comic look and the different abilities of the five heroes very funny.
These heroes are in fact the key aspect of Battle Born: The characters are fundamentally different from each other and are intended to open up completely diverse playing styles. "Our approach was as follows: We wanted a character from a shooter such as Call of Duty, an agile archer from a fantasy role-playing game or a ninja warriors from a fighting game and many other types fighters in a match to match, "says design director John Mulkey. Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford puts it: "In Borderlands weapons were the stars. Every weapon that has ever occurred in a shooter, you will be able to see Borderlands in probably in some way - now we do the same with characters. Each character type that you can imagine somehow, is to appear in Battle Born and playable be. "
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