New Borderlands 2 DLC class to arrive next week

As Gearbox approach the end of its extensive DLC program for Borderlands 2, it’ll be introducing the sixth and newest character class: Krieg the Psycho.

Krieg’s design attributes and character powers will all be based around the iconic psycho enemies from both Borderlands titles. These abilities will include launching into crowds of enemies and health re-gens from certain kills.

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Say hell to new boy Krieg.

You can pick up the Krieg the Psycho character class standalone for £6.85 or 800 MS points on May 14.

Gearbox also recently confirmed the Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC will be the final instalment pack for their open-world shooter, and will arrive June 25. On its own, the Tiny Tina DLC will set you back 800 MS points or £6.85.

If you’re looking for more Borderlands 2 related goodness, check out our review. from last year.

Batgirl DLC character outed for Injustice: Gods Among Us on XBLA

One of the remaining three DLC characters for NetherRealm Studios’ Injustice: Gods Among Us looks to be Batgirl, after it was spotted on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Does anything ever get announced properly anymore? In a bid to follow the common trend, the next character to be added to the Injustice roster may have been revealed following an XBLA boo-boo.

The download option, which was visible both on the marketplace itself and via the in-game Injustice menus, has now been removed but it’s safe to say another Bat-related character is coming to the Injustice stable.

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Looks like Bruce is getting a new ally in the Injustice saga.

If you’re looking for a DLC character that HAS been officially announced, you can pick up Lobo on May 7 via the Injustice: Gods Among Us season pass, which costs 1200 MS points or £11.99 on the PlayStation Network.

So, if the leak proves to be true, will Injustice’s Batgirl be the classic Barbara Gordon character, one of the many Batgirls that followed or a parallel version that better suits the game’s storyline. If you’re looking for Injustice related goodness, check out our recent review, and our exclusive Fighters Guide parts one and two.

Everything you need to know about Halo 4

Everything you need to know about Halo 4

Halo 4 is the eagerly awaited return of Master Chief. It’s been 5 years since we last stepped into his hefty shoes to save the universe, or if like us, your still playing Halo 3, then its time to put down your 5 year old game and grab the latest installment due for release in November. If your new to the series or a seasoned pro, then Infinite Robots is here to bring you up to speed on what you can expect. Go get em’ solider.

Campaign:

Halo 4 Campaign

I have to admit something here… The Halo Campaign has never excited me, I have never enjoyed the campaign nor will I ever look back on previous titles with fondness. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Halo universe, I’m currently enjoying the Ghosts of Onyx novel, but I’ve found the constant grinds and endless Flood encounters just not very enthralling. First person shooter’s of our day and age do a good job at making you feel some sort of attachment for the main protagonist whilst also providing  6 hours worth of entertainment. In the previous installment, Halo: Reach, I couldn’t care one bit when Noble Team finally perished. I was glad.

Halo 4 kicks off after the events of Halo 3, Master Chief and Cortana fresh from putting an end to the Covenant, the Flood, and the threat of the Halo Array, awake aboard the remains of Forward Unto Dawn slowly approaching a mysterious artificial forerunner planet called Requiem. The UNSC Infinity originally designed as a warship was recommissioned for peaceful exploration and research—until it discovered the Forerunner world of Requiem and was mercilessly pulled into the maw of the planet. Now, the fate of Infinity and its crew is inexorably tied to that of the Master Chief.

I have faith in 343i and from the screenshots & videos below, early signs are good. They are taking the new trilogy in a very different direction with a new set of enemies, weapons and worlds.

Halo 4 | Campaign Screenshots

Halo 4 | Campaign videos

Multiplayer:

Halo 4 Multiplayer

Now we come to the game mode which will make or break Halo 4 in the long run. 343i have set the multiplayer on board the UNSC Infinity in a simulation system for SPARTAN-IVs to hone their skills. All your favorite game modes are here with Griftball now added from the start and the “Flood”, basically the zombie game type with added vision and claws for extra melee damage.

Armour Abilities are here to stay but appear to be less game breaking then the controversial Armour Lock. We have the jet pack, Hologram, Promethean vision & Hardlight Shield.

Hardlight ShieldPromethean VisionHologramJet Pack

Player progression is dealt with in a similar fashion to Reach, you earn experience points which allow you to level up and spend these points on armor kits, components, and skins, for use within their custom loadouts. “What’s more, Spartans earn points while ranking up that they can use to purchase items to improve their combat performance and abilities in the field.”

This brings us on to a new addition to Halo 4, Loadouts. A main stay in many modern day competitive online games finally comes to Halo. These are available to switch between during games in order to best suit the map currently being played as well as the current player’s play style. There are a total of five loadouts available to customize. Each of which allow the player to alter the primary weapon, secondary weapon, grenades, armor ability, tactical package, and the armor mod. Due to the amount of options you have in your loadouts, here’s a handy walk through from IGN.

Ordnance Drop

During the course of “War games” simulations and Spartan Ops, drop pods can deploy ordnance into the field. Once on the ground, these pods are marked on the heads-up displays of all nearby personnel who can then acquire the weapons or power-ups for use against enemies. In some simulated matches within War Games, Spartans can earn and manually call in their own ordnance drops. Ordnance drops will not be available to use in all gametypes.

Halo 4 | Multiplayer Screenshots

Halo 4 | War Games Gameplay

Halo 4 | E3 2012 Multiplayer Wrap Up

 

Spartan Ops:

Halo 4 Spartan Ops

 Spartan Ops is another fine addition and a smart move by 343i, Spartan Ops will replace the seldom liked Firefight mode for all your cooperative needs. It will support up to 4 players and tie into the SPARTAN-IV Program and the Campaign of Halo 4. Spartan Ops mainly revolves around Majestic Squad who will interact with the Chief during the campaign. Seasons will be made up of Chapters containing five missions. Chapters will be released in weekly, free DLC’s which may in the future be paid DLC’s dependent on their success.

Halo 4 | Spartan Ops Screenshots

Halo 4 | Spartan Ops Videos

Enemies:

Halo 4 Promethean Knight

The new trilogy begins with a new race of enemies known as the Promethean’s. The Promethean’s are an elite Forerunner class tasked with defending Requiem. So far we’ve seen the Promethean Knights (above) which appear to be the new bad asses of the game, move over Elites. They start at Knight level and work there way up to Battlewagon’s, your Zealot Elite’s if you will.

Promethean Watcher

With the knight’s come the Watchers, they summon Crawlers (below) and help protect and resurrect the Knights. Something I can see becoming fairly annoying on Legendary.

Alpha Crawler

Don’t worry the Covenant return with Elites, Grunts, Jackals & Hunters but no sign of brutes and speculation that the Elites will team up with the Promethean’s at some point in the campaign.

Halo 4 | Enemies Screenshots

Halo 4 | Making of: Forerunners

Weapons:

Halo 4 Weapons

All your old favorite war machines return with the addition of a few more exciting weapons such as the Scatter shot (below) which looks devastatingly powerful and I imagine an instant fan favorite.

Scattershot

Halo 4 | Weapon Screenshots

UNSC Weapons Video

Covenant Weapons Video

 

We’ll keep this feature updated with any news or videos that come out in the run up to launch. 

What are you most looking forward to in the next installment of Halo? Let us know below.

Images courtesy of 343i | Halo Waypoint