Borderlands 2 Mechromancer Released One Week Early

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Seeing the amazing trailers to the twisted humor of the game itself, it's clear that Gearbox is having a lot of fun developing Borderlands 2. The company certainly hasn't been slacking off, either.

Today, Gearbox President Randy Pitchford announced that Gaige ,the Mechromancer DLC class for Borderlands 2, is now available - a full week before it was scheduled to launch. Pitchford made the announcement through his Twitter account:

Any gamers who pre-ordered Borderlands 2 got access to the "Premiere Club" for the game and will have free access to the new class today. Those who didn't pre-order will have to download the class as DLC for 800 Microsoft Points or for $9.99 on PC and the PlayStation Network.

Before making the surprise announcement, Pitchford also revealed the skill tree for Gaige, which features a defensive tree, an elemental damage tree, and a tree that uses stacks of "Anarchy" to unleash different powers. Some backstory on the Mechromancer can be gleaned through the Echocast recordings released by Gearbox this past week.

The only question that remains for gamers is whether they are yet so addicted to Borderlands 2 that they will begin leveling a new character rather than play Dishonored, which was also released today. What a dilemma. Joy-puking through Pandora is fun, but it doesn't exactly scratch that itch for stealthy, subtle gameplay.

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