To discover where the Wub Wub began you’ll need to break out that floppy disk drive. Ok maybe not, thankfully 2K Games and Gearbox Software have put the 16bit demake that is “The Border Lands” online because I know almost none of you have a USB floppy drive kicking around. And to kick your nostalgia into high gear there’s even a retro video review from 1989 with one very unlucky game reviewer. Oh and just so you don’t get your hopes up, there’s no online co-op and a tad less than 87 bazillion guns. So head on over to http://www.wubwub.eu/demake.php get get your retro on.
Fans discover where the Wub Wub began with ‘The Border Lands’
16-bit original game showcases the franchise’s key elements in ‘1989 style’
Windsor, UK, August 23, 2012 – Gamers will experience a blast from the past as 2K Games and Gearbox Software today have launched a demake of their hugely popular first-person shooter, Borderlands®.
‘The Border Lands’ is a 16-bit lo-fi game which offers a tantalizing glimpse into the origins of many elements still present in today’s hit franchise. It may not have 87 bazillion guns, or dynamic online co-op but it does fit on five floppy disks!
For those who perhaps unsurprisingly no longer have a working floppy disk drive, the game can also be played online for free at www.wubwub.eu.
Gearbox Software and 2K Games teamed up with the BAFTA-winning creative agency, Ralph, to produce the game. The Border Lands is designed with a late 1980’s gaming theme in mind and to coincide with the launch, a retro style ‘video review’ has been posted online athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5JHBdcNu6g.
Available internationally on September 21st 2012, and in North America on September 18th 2012, Borderlands 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed four-player cooperative shooter-looter that combined intense first-person mayhem with role-playing gameplay. Borderlands 2 features all-new characters; skills; imaginative, diverse new environments with unique missions and enemies; and more exciting and fun weapons, equipment and loot than ever before. All of these features come together in a story that takes players to the world of Pandora to take down the notorious Handsome Jack and his corrupt Hyperion Corporation as a solo campaign or with up to four cooperative players.
Gamers who pre-order Borderlands 2 from participating retailers will gain access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club, allowing them to download the Gearbox Gun Pack, a Golden Key and the Vault Hunter’s Relic. To pre-orderBorderlands 2 please visit www.borderlands2.com/preorder.