Battleborn gets a release date, announces 4 more heroes

Gearbox’s new shooter, Battleborn, has been given a release date of February 6th 2016 according to 2K Games. The announcement also comes with an awesome trailer highlighting the gameplay and some of the 25 playable characters… Sorry. Playable “Badasses.” That you’ll be able to play when the game launch. All set to the tune of “Trainwreck 1979” by Death from Above 1979.

There are some notable things about the game includes a story-mode campaign, split-screen co-op, and 5v5 multiplayer. The studio also announced 4 more of the 25 playable characters, Benedict, Mellka, Ambra and Reyna. The following is the official description of the new characters.

  • Benedict: August Benedict Jr. is one of several surviving races of bird-like “Aviant” refugees. He swore allegiance to the Peacekeepers where he’s gained considerable notoriety for being a self-centered jerk that’s capable of astounding destruction with his rocket launcher. Double jumping, rocket jumping, and flying – Benedict’s good at all of them and he lets his teammates know it.
  • Mellka: A stealthy assassin, Mellka lost her parents at a young age before eventually earning her place among the Eldrid’s black op’s and intelligence bureau. Her life has been defined by a series of staggering losses, but her response to these losses was never despair – it was fury. She strikes quickly, disorienting foes with her nerve gas machine pistol and bio-glaive melee attacks.
  • Ambra: Born into an ancient order of priestesses responsible for discovering a way to prolong life indefinitely, Ambra was betrayed by her leader and her faction, the Jennerit Empire, and now fights alongside the Battleborn. She is a specialist hero, dealing damage up close through her melee attacks and powerful abilities, while healing her allies in the process.
  • Reyna: Known by her followers as “The Valkyrie,” Reyna was born aboard the Rogue faction’s ailing junk heap of a flagship and is a native to the last star system. Reyna has fought tirelessly for the freedom of her space pirate comrades, finding her calling as their inspirational leader. She dishes damage with her laser pistol and uses her command glove to support her teammates.