The next dose of Borderlands DLC seems to have a definite Mad Max flavour. Heavily inspired by the Thunderdome Arena, the add-on is being released under a tongue-in-cheek title — Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot.
The arena is run by Moxxi who is *ahem*… mad. In this arena, players will face wave after wave of enemies in a manner similar to “Horde” from Gears of War 2. There is also an added twist with Moxxi shouting various phrases that will alter the gameplay. For example after announcing “Vampire rule”, the player’s health will slowly drain, being replenished with each kill. The command “Shotgun challenge” will increase the damage delivered by shotguns with all other weapons being temporarily weakened.
The underdome will be split into three Riot Mode arenas. Each of these will have both a small and a big tournament. The expansion will also add a new bank feature, allowing extra storage, and the ability to earn an extra two skill points as quest rewards.
In an interview with MTV Multiplayer designer, Jon Hemmingway, said the following:
“There’s a small tournament and a big tournament. The small tournament takes probably about an hour, and most people will be able to get through that. The big tournament…one of the things people have been asking for is for something that challenges them, and that’s what the big tournament is. I think the last time I went through it, it took me six hours to get through a big tournament.”
The DLC will be available on 36o December 29 and PS3 on January 7. It will be priced at 800 Microsoft Points or $10 (£6.80).