Borderlands 2 'to feature much more story development'

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Gearbox Software has revealed that its forthcoming Borderlands 2

Release Date: 20/03/2012

Gearbox Software has revealed that its forthcoming Borderlands 2 will tell a much more robust tale than its hit predecessor.

The game's lead writer Anthony Burch has informed GamesRadar that the forthcoming action sequel will include a "huge, huge, huge focus" on narrative, with as much as ten times more dialogue than the original Borderlands.

According to Mr Burch, the first game limited most of its storytelling to static text before and after missions, leading fans to demand more elaboration on the story and characters.

As such, Borderlands 2 will aim to convey its plot through dialogue and level design, creating a more immersive experience.

"We've done a whole lot of work to integrate what you're doing with the missions into the story and to have a lot of new characters talk to you," the writer explained.

The shooter/role-playing hybrid sequel will be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in September 2012 and will be hoping to build on the surprise success of its 2009 precursor.

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