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Borderlands 2 Mechromancer DLC gets a date and price

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Borderlands 2's fifth playable class, the Mechromancer, is expected to arrive on October 16, Gearbox Randy Pitchford told fans at PAX Prime this past weekend. He did warn that "there may be a little fudge factor there".

The new class, which releases as downloadable content, is free for members of the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club — which requires only that you pre-order the game prior to its September 18 release to become a member. For those who choose to wait, the Mechromancer can be had for 800 Microsoft Points, or $9.99, according to Pitchford.

Revealed all the way back at PAX East in April of last year, the Mechromancer is a young cyborg girl who can control a large mechanized robot known as D374-TP, or "Deathtrap". Although she was revealed last year, work on the Mechromancer didn't actually begin until late July when Borderlands 2 officially went gold.

The Mechromancer's skills remain largely a mystery, but last month it was revealed that the Mechromancer has a skill tree that makes the game easier for those less-skilled in first-person co-op shooters. The tree was coined as a "girlfriend mode", which Gearbox's Randy Pitchford quickly shot down.

In addition to the Mechromancer DLC, Gearbox has plans for four additional add-on campaigns, each featuring several hours of gameplay that will "introduce new adventures allies, enemies, and environments". While they'll be available and priced individually, gamers who already know they plan on purchasing them can go ahead and get the Borderlands 2 Season Pass.

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