But according to the publication, virtually every other element of the RPG-come-shooter has been revved up. More interactive environments, friendly NPCs that actually say more than one word, and a new elemental currency are all in. Bonza.
All four original Borderlands characters will feature in the sequel, in addition to a new dwarfish hero named Salvador. The appropriately named "Gunzerker" will be able to dual-wield any weapon, making him quite the power-house. The game will also feature brand new weapons, each designed to fit the style and tone of their manufacturer, giving some variation to your loot.
In other good news: Claptrap's back. The game's out sometime between mid-2012 and early-2013. Expect more at GamesCom.