Borderlands 2’s Mechromancer class gets a name; coming October 16

Gearbox today released an official Borderlands 2 Mechromancer promo revealing the character's name and final design. Joining Axton, Maya, Salvador, and Zer0 will be Gaige, the Mechromancer, who will arrive as downloadable DLC following the launch of Borderlands 2.

While Borderlands 2 will release on September 18 (September 21 internationally), Gaige won't arrive until October 16. Gaige will be free to those who are members of the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club whose membership is free as long as you pre-order the game at participating retailers. For those who wait, the Mechromancer will be available for $9.99 (800 Microsoft Points).

The new promo doesn't reveal much about the character's abilities, but the final design shows Gaige on top of her guardian robot, Deathtrap. Part cyborg, Gaige can use her robotic arm to control Deathtrap to destroy enemies. Her skills remain largely a mystery, but last month it was said that she has a skill tree that makes the game easier for those less-skill 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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