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Amara: Making a new addition to the Siren class, Amara brings a more melee-focused approach to combat. Her action skill consists of conjuring up six telekinetic arms for a ground-pounding punch attack.
FL4K: Also known as the “The Beast Master”, this non-binary robot falls into the Hunter class and has a soft spot for critters. His action skill summons different beasts of which we’ve seen a Skag, Spiderant, and a mysterious creature that walks on two legs and carries its own gun.
Moze: Giving us major apocalyptic D.Va vibes, Moze puts a new spin on the Gunner class by ditching the stationary turret and summoning the “Iron Bear Mech.” The mech itself has a mounted turret and gameplay footage from the announcement trailer shows a second player climbing into the top of the mech and taking control of it.
Zane: Much like Zer0 from Borderlands 2, Zane known as “The Operative” plays the Assassin class. His action skills utilize a drone that he sends into battle to assist in dealing damage.
At GDC, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford showed off a tech demo for what was possible with the signature Borderlands art style using the upgraded engine. The current-generation technology has allowed Gearbox to experiment more with the thick black outlines seen around objects and characters in the series’ world. Instead of all sporting a uniform “line weight,” this will now be varied to give a more nuanced look. There is also more line detail seen on the inside of objects as opposed to just the outside.
The line work and advances in lighting technology are particularly impressive when a character model is shown. The “ray of god” can be seen coming through the character’s armpit, and light can actually shine through objects to create a shadow on the environments behind people. Pitchford was also rather secretive about the identity of a character shown in the tech demo, suggesting that she may be in the final game.