With four days left before Borderlands 3 arrives to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 13th, Gearbox Software is looking to drum up the hype with the release of a new trailer inviting players to “make some mayhem.” Apparently, some of the devs would also like someone to make some anime. And make a themepark.
The trailer is full of the usual expected bombast, including not actual gameplay and licensed music, but what maybe is unexpected is the initial timing: The launch trailer was evidently leaked early on the game’s Twitter page and swiftly taken down. Review codes are also reportedly very limited for fear of leaks, which adds a whole new zip of irony to the trailer’s launch, especially considering Take-Two Interactive sent investigators to a YouTuber’s house to prevent him from leaking footage of the game early.
What lacks irony and is deadpan serious in that pipe dream sort of way is creative director Paul Sage admitting that he would love to see the Borderlands franchise expand in to the worlds of anime and real life.
“You know, somebody brought up ‘Love, Death & Robots’ to me and I was like, oh hell yeah! That’d be a lot of fun. I’d love to see things like that, honestly,” Sage told VG247. “We’ll see what the future holds. I mean, hopefully, people love the game. And hopefully, they love all the source material and they want to do that.”
Sage further talked about other places the franchise could reach out in to, including toys, plushies, and a Borderlands theme park, which would feature at least a log flume ride centered around Claptrap. Of course, none of these things is even close to being a thing, so we’ll just have to settle for the spectacle of the trailer below.