The latest in an ever-growing line of Battleborn heroes have been revealed by 2K and Gearbox today, and we’re given an extended look at each of them. Full gameplay videos have been posted – as opposed to the typical teaser trailers – to give a look at how each of the new characters will fit into the chaotic first-person action.
Battleborn‘s three new playable heroes are given the following – let’s say – interesting descriptions by 2K in their introductions:
- Whiskey Foxtrot – Whiskey Foxtrot is an offbeat and imperfect facsimile of a soldier. Using scavenged armor and jerry-rigged weapons, everything about Whiskey Foxtrot just seems “off,” but his homemade UPR-SL3 tactical rifle, sticky bombs, and scrap canon can help turn the tide of any battle.
- Kelvin – At first glance, Kelvin appears to be a hulking ice golem, but is in fact an entire microorganism civilization that, together, form a single sentient being that smashes, chomps and freezes its enemies for the survival of the species.
- Shayne & Aurox – Another unlikely team-up, Shayne was already a bratty teenage girl at the end of the universe with nothing to lose, but her bond with the space creature known as Aurox has made her nearly unstoppable. Joined at the hip, these symbiotic furies strive to utterly demolish their foes through a mixture of brute force and stealth.
These latest three certainly sound as if they’ll be entertaining additions to Battleborn‘s motley crew of diverse heroes, and you can check out footage of their hulking ice golem, Kelvin, in the trailer at the top of the page.
Battleborn is set for release on May 3rd, and will be available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.