Although much of the conversation this week has been surrounding Gearbox Software’s plans for Borderlands 3, the developer wants to make sure gamers don’t forget their current game, The Pre-Sequel. In fact, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel just released its next piece of DLC, which introduces the Baroness Lady Aurelia Hammerlock into the game.
As some have already guessed, Aurelia Hammerlock is from the same Hammerlock lineage as Sir Hammerlock from Borderlands 2. However, while Sir Hammerlock is a jovial fellow who has a particular proclivity for hunting big game, his sister the Baroness is cold as ice.
The trailer above gives players a better look at Aurelia in action, as she and the other playable Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel characters take over a swanky nightclub. However, it isn’t long before Aurelia has had enough, and decides to cool everyone down.
In addition to giving players a closer look at Aurelia, the trailer also signals her arrival into The Pre-Sequel. The character was only just detailed this weekend, and today she hits all platforms. Interested players can pick up Lady Hammerlock for free as part of the Season Pass, or they can purchase her solo for $9.99.
As with any other Borderlands DLC character, Lady Hammerlock includes her own skill tree and action skill, a devastating blast that freezes enemies in her path. That ability alone is sure to make Lady Hammerlock appealing, but rest assured she has plenty of tricks in the tank.
However, those who have yet to jump on the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel train ay want to hold off until the release of The Handsome Collection in March. The Handsome Collection seeks to tell the full story of Handsome Jack’s rise to power and eventual fall, starting with The Pre-Sequel and ending with Borderlands 2. It’s a substantial package in its own right, but The Handsome Collection also includes all post-release DLC for both games, including Lady Hammerlock.
So, pick up Lady Hammerlock now or wait until the current-gen re-release and enjoy her ice abilities later. The choice is yours.
What do you think of Lady Hammerlock? How do you think she fits with the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel cast?
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – Lady Hammerlock is available now for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.