Release Trailer for ‘Borderlands 2′ Expansion ‘Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage’

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At some point we have to wonder if the frenetically-paced Borderlands 2 hasn’t been embodied a little too much by its developers at Gearbox Software. The breakneck, loot-loaded first-person shooter released to sterling reviews late this September, and already, evocative of the spoils of war its gameplay trades on, fans have been treated to a wealth of post-launch content through the class-adding Mechromancer Pack and Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, a full-fledged campaign expansion for the game.

Now — just in time for Thanksgiving — Gearbox has released their second singleplayer expansion for Borderlands 2: Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage. A new trailer is out today showcasing the content, and it goes without saying that Torgue Enterprises hasn’t lost its bias for badasses.

Available on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage can be downloaded for $9.99 (800 Microsoft Points), although expenses are covered for anyone who purchased the Borderlands 2 Season Pass. We were teased with details of the campaign back in October — a Borderlands 2 trophy update slipped in snippets about its mission content — but in officially announcing the add-on’s existence just recently, publisher 2K Games provided a more extensive preview.

Borderlands 2 Mr Torgues Campaign of Carnage

Set within the Badass Crater of Badassitude (like we said: badasses here) where a new Vault has been discovered,  players are informed that Torgue is commemorating the event with a tournament to find Pandora’s biggest badass. Gearbox has gone all-in on the theme — introducing new weapons, like the Pocket Rocket and Cobra sniper rifle; new bosses, including Pyro Pete, Motor Momma and Badassaurus Rex;  and new NPC’s, such as sponsor/trainer Piston, to mesh alongside returning favorites Tiny Tina, Mad Moxxi. Players can also anticipate additional loot drops and appearance options designed around the campaign, and a special currency specific to Torgue weapons.

2K is promising “unforgettable battles” and, as the trailer above reveals, plenty of exploration options within The Crater, The Beatdown and The Forge. Similar to the storytelling style of Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, the exposition of the campaign sheds a deeper focus around the incendiary firebrand that is Mr. Torgue, all the while casting players onto an exciting, but also narratively resonant thrill-ride.

Borderlands 2 Torgues Campaign Carnage Screenshot

That’s the goal, anyway. A late-summer hit when it debuted, Borderlands 2 offered, as we detailed in our review, an enormous 60 hours of fun in its core experience alone. Laden with more loot and adventure and, most importantly, explosions, we don’t see Gearbox’s gem imploding any time soon.

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Borderlands 2 Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage is available now for $9.99 (or 800 Microsoft Points) on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Source: 2K Games

TAGS: 2K Games, Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Gearbox Software, PC, PS3, Xbox 360

  • jwalka

    in all honesty, i’m just not feeling any love for the game, number one is one of my all time favourite games, and 2 feels so much different. i’m currently on pt2 and am getting bent over left and right, which is really frustrating b/c the massive loot variety means that you can never really find a ‘go to’ gun until you can farm unique enemies for rare drops (which is a chore in itself as it is).

    not only that but the long play time mixed with the repetitive and sometimes stupid quests (the timer ones are downright bs) makes the game even less appealing. the fact that the game seems ot be catered for mp loving kids is also very annoying b/c the larger enemy numbers, stronger and more agile enemies and larger levels all cater for group play and are pretty annoying do go through on solo.

    i’ll be giving the pirate dlc a try to hopefully get better gear for sp, but i doubt it will make much difference at this stage. i was bored throughout the whole of pt1 and better gear probably wont make much difference at this stage.

    • Hanzo

      I was extremely disappointed in the first DLC.
      It is catered toward multiplayer but if you dont know 3 others or if no one can buy the game then youre stuck with what ya got and by that I mean alot of non-rare loot.
      The replayability of this game is becoming disappointing to me. I understand look its supposed to be “rare” but drops of any kind are rare in themselves. It seems fruitless.

      • jwalka

        yeah, i tried the pirate dlc last night and gave up during the 1st boss fight, i barely did any damage to him and he was only 1 level higher then me (all my gear was at my level and i even had gold chest guns). the 1st one will always be the best, the only ones that say this is better are kids who play co-op and nothing else, or those that haven’t played the original.

        i dont mind farming so much as it gives you something to do once you finish the game, but getting to the end is the problem with bl2, it’s so damn frustrating that i cant see myself playing the game anymore. i mean a standard bandit 1 level higher then me 6 shot killed me and my sniper didn’t even get rid of his shield (took me 2 clips to kill one guy ffs).

        a lot of enemies, that are smarter and stronger is not a good combination for a game that claims is playable solo. i’m all for difficulty in games, but bl2 is just tedious and annoying as hell >:(

        sorry gearbox but you didn’t quite nail it as well as you did with the 1st.