Among my favorite bits of Borderlands is Claptrap, who largely reminds me of Gir. The next DLC for the game will now include a Robolution, as the cunning Ninja Assassin (a Claptrap kung-fu expert) leads the adorable, but apparently dangerous, Claptraps in a revolution.
The four vault hunters are caught between a civil war pitting the Hyperion Corporation versus a Claptrap uprising. Despite the differences the hunters have had with the former, they are paid to help fight off the latter. All in a day's work and all that.
The press release not only reminds us that this is the fourth DLC pack, but Christoph Hartmann, the president of 2k, had the following to say:
A year later, we are releasing our fourth DLC installment, Claptrap's New Robot Revolution, which illustrates our enthusiasm for creating highly entertaining content that enhances a franchise. In addition to serving as the perfect bookend to the original game, what gamer doesn't love a kung-fu-wielding Ninja Assassin Claptrap with nunchuck skills?
What catches my eye is the bit about it being a bookend, which may well mean that this will be the last bit of DLC until a sequel is released. Considering the success of this particular game, it is hard to imagine one not forthcoming (even if there are rumors that Gearbox is working on a Duke Nukem title).
As for the DLC? As to be expected, new enemies will make an appearance throughout the twenty missions available: "waves of homicidal Claptraps, well-armed Hyperion soldiers, and local creatures that have been Claptrap-ified - including crab-traps, rakk-traps and skag-trapps." This is alongside ten more skill points (though no increase in the level cap) and three more backpack slots.
This DLC pack will be available in September for 800 Microsoft Points on the Xbox 360 or $9.99 for both the PC and PS3. Meanwhile, have some more screenshots.