Battleborn, 2K Games and Gearbox Software’s new MOBA has been given a release date. The FPS/MOBA hybrid will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 9th, 2016.
Both companies revealed the great news that there’ll be an open beta prior to release; more details about this will be announced at a later date.
On top of all this Battleborn business, Gearbox have announced four new characters for their new IP: The healer Ambra, Mellka the assassin, pistol-wielding support Reyna and double-jumping birdman Benedict. More details for each can be found below.
- Ambra: Born into an ancient order of priestesses responsible for discovering a way to prolong life indefinitely, Ambra was betrayed by her leader and her faction, the Jennerit Empire, and now fights alongside the Battleborn. She is a specialist hero, dealing damage up close through her melee attacks and powerful abilities, while healing her allies in the process.
- Mellka: A stealthy assassin, Mellka lost her parents at a young age before eventually earning her place among the Eldrid’s black op’s and intelligence bureau. Her life has been defined by a series of staggering losses, but her response to these losses was never despair – it was fury. She strikes quickly, disorienting foes with her nerve gas machine pistol and bio-glaive melee attacks.
- Reyna: Known by her followers as “The Valkyrie,” Reyna was born aboard the Rogue faction’s ailing junkheap of a flagship and is a native to the last star system. Reyna has fought tirelessly for the freedom of her space pirate comrades, finding her calling as their inspirational leader. She dishes damage with her laser pistol and uses her command glove to support her teammates.
- Benedict: August Benedict Jr. is one of several surviving races of bird-like “Aviant” refugees. He swore allegiance to the Peacekeepers where he’s gained considerable notoriety for being a self-centered jackass that’s capable of astounding destruction with his rocket launcher. Double jumping, rocket jumping, and flying – Benedict’s good at all of them and he lets his teammates know it.
At present, the game will have 25 playable heroes on the roster. Despite an obvious multiplayer focus, it can be played completely solo (not unlike Borderlands) but supports split-screen and online co-op, not to mention head-to-head deathmatches.
Check out the most recent trailer from Gamescom below: