Borderlands 3

What do you get when you take the characters from Borderlands 3 and mix them with a pop song from 1969? You get something like the trailer we have below, which shows one happy-go-lucky shootin’ family.

Watch as Claptrap, everyone’s favorite robot friend, unlocks and opens a battle chest. There’s no loot inside, though. Instead, we have some strange incarnation of a child’s toy field that slowly morphs into a psychedelic dance fest. Best of all, even the enemies take place in this musical video, although they get capped at every opportunity. See it for yourself below.

A happy intro to new Borderlands 3 characters

Bullets, fireworks, roses, and love. This trailer has all the elements that a family needs. I couldn’t imagine a better way to induct the four new playable characters to the Borderlands family. Moze, Amara, Flak, and Zane all make an appearance in this psychedelic show. As a lovely group of brothers and sisters, they join arms and dance in this musical trailer.

While the thought of a Borderlands dancing game is strange and delightful, Gearbox made sure to put the disclaimer at the bottom of the video: not actual gameplay. To a certain degree, navigating the fields of the Borderlands games has always required a bit of a calculated dance. It takes patience and focus to dodge, retreat, shoot, strafe, and all the while help your team. While I’m no dancer myself, I image real dancing requires that sort of focus too.

Given the inseparable co-op nature of the Borderlands games, it’s nice to see such a pleasant trailer. Sure, this shooter is chaotic and unforgiving. But it’s unforgiving to you and your team alike. If you’ve spent enough time on PvP multiplayer games, maybe you might need a break from the endless cutthroat competition, smack-talk, tea-bagging, hostility, expletives, and the like. For anyone who’s craving some solid PvE co-op, Borderlands 3 is just around the corner.

Alex Johnson
Alex has been playing video games since the 90s. He's your resident Roller Coaster Tycoon fan. You can find him on Twitter @alexzolom

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