Borderlands is coming to iOS, although perhaps not in the way you would think. Borderlands Legends is coming, and will be a top-down, squad-based shooter with the cast of the original Borderlands. Entertainment Weekly has an early look at the game, and information on the title.
As you play Legends, you’ll earn experience points, find and buy guns, just like you would if you’ve been playing Borderlands 2. However, you’ll be using your skills and powers from cover…
Characters possess three action skills and six abilities, with each of the latter supporting five levels. In a neat twist, players control all four characters simultaneously and can temporarily coordinate their corpse-piling talents to unleash powerful attacks.
While additional details on the action-RPG-strategy hybrid are scarcer than solid Eridium bricks, we did smuggle a few more tidbits from our brief look at Legends: the gameplay’s driven by randomized, objective-based missions; enemy difficulty scales alongside players’ unlimited ability to level-up; guns and gear can be purchased from mustachioed merchant Marcus; and, like its console counterparts, Legends allows lethally wounded players to score a life-reviving “second wind” with a well-placed slug.
And here’s the best part of it: Borderlands 2 will be out on October 31st. It will be $4.99 on iPhone, and $6.99 on iPad.