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Borderlands 2 - Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage DLC Previews

by Myrthos, 2012-11-17 18:09:00

WE have a bunch of reviews of Borderland's 2 latestt DLC Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage collected for you, but first the official annoucement:

Get ready, Vault Hunters -- Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage, the second downloadable campaign add-on for Borderlands 2, is coming your way next week!

This story-driven expansion challenges players to conquer all that the titular Mr. Torgue has waiting in his newly-constructed Badass Crater of Badassitude, complete with a new storyline, new areas and environments, new bosses, new guns, new character customizations and more. In addition, Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage features appearances from fan-favorite characters like Tiny Tina and Mad Moxxi!

Available for download on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 beginning next Tuesday, November 20, Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage is the second of four add-on campaigns announced for Borderlands 2 and will be available for $9.99 / 800 Microsoft Points by itself or as part of the Borderlands 2 Season Pass which bundles all four campaign add-ons for $29.99 / 2400 Microsoft Points.

And now to the previews:

  • IGN
    The basic story of Campaign of Carnage revolves around a new vault discovered in Pandora, buried in the center of a large crater that will only open “once the champion of Pandora feeds it the blood of the ultimate coward.” Your introduction to Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage comes via Mr. Torgue himself, screaming at you like a terrifying mix of Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage with a deep love for explosions.
  • Gamespot
    A video preview
  • Kotaku
    I played through one of the main stages, which puts you in an arena where you fight against waves of baddies. Unlike the Mad Moxxi DLC arena, this new area will have enemies fighting each other too. It's every man, freak and midget for himself. That's a good thing, because Torgue's Campaign of Carnage is difficult. So when you're hiding somewhere, hoping to regen your health, you're praying that your enemies become too preoccupied with each other to bother hunting you down.
  • Eurogamer
    “The Campaign of Carnage takes that same style of horde mode,” says Burch, “but that's only about 50 per cent of the DLC. The other 50 per cent is the campaign, the plot. The first game was like, 'Here's a horde mode, do it over and over again.' This is more of a campaign that, if you want to treat it like a horde mode, with repeating rounds and increasing difficulty, we have those side quests there. Some people thought [Underdome Riot] got a little too repetitive.”
  • Gamespy
    Gearbox says we will see some new enemies and boss fights, including a monster truck rally-inspired fire-breathing robot, and there'll be some new heads available for character customization. There are also new Torgue vending machines that only sell Torgue weapons and only take Torgue tokens earned in the arena fights, but will always offer a powerful legendary item as the deal of the day. And of course, there will be some new legendaries added to the mix.
  • Digital Spy
    As with the core campaign itself, one of the major highlights is the characters you find along the way. Without divulging spoilers, two familiar faces make a welcome re-appearance to help train and sponsor you to the top of the leaderboards.
    But the star of the show is Torgue himself, the muscular and loud tournament organiser who helps advise with your current objective throughout the expansion.

Information about

Borderlands 2

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Post-Apoc
Genre: Shooter-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released