The trailer doesn’t include any gameplay. However, it includes multiple characters and enemies from the “Borderlands” video game series.
Watch the trailer, which is called “Mask of Mayhem," below:
Why it matters: “It’s a stylish way to get fans excited for the series again, without showing anything that would dull the impact of the actual gameplay or story reveal,” according to Polygon.
- “A trailer like this also sends a message: These characters, and this style, have become iconic. Gearbox doesn’t have to come up with a hook to get people excited; it just needs to hint that more of that thing you like is coming. All of the familiar aspects of the series are here, just carved out of stone in a design that ultimately resolves to a very familiar mask.”
Easter eggs: The new trailer contains several hidden messages about the “Borderlands” series. For example, there’s some morse code "Count the Sirens,” according to Nerdist. There’s also a Braille message that translates as “Follow and Obey.”
More hints: Gearbox tweeted an image of a highway sign with “March 28” sprawled across it.
Gearbox president Randy Pitchford has teased fans for years that Gearbox was working on a new project, which was believed to be “Borderlands 3.”
Gearbox released “Borderlands 2” back in 2012.