It seems I can't post this in the proper section but oh well. For everyone that has played borderlands you will be surprised by how much better borderlands 2 will be. This is for everyone who doesnt know about borderlands 2 or how it will be. (no spoilers)
maya-(replaces siren) her special ability is called phaselock which pulls other objects into that dimension and holds them in place.
salvador-(replaces brick) his ability allows the player to use 2 weapons in each hand even rocket launchers.
Axton-(replaces roland) his ability allows him to deplay an automated turret.
Zero-(replaces mordecai) his ability allows him to deploy a decoy of himself and disappear from sight.
Mechromancer- a fifth character that has the ability to summon a d374-tp machine to aid in combat. (Only available in dlc)
When you pre-order you will recieve:
The Golden Key - "Unlock a rare item in the mysterious Sanctuary Loot Chest."
Vault Hunter's Relic - "Play solo or team up with friends and boost your gear hunting fortune with the Vault Hunter's Relic."
Gearbox Gunpack - "A package of unique Gearbox Golden Guns to help you start your journey on Pandora."
*note-Everyone who pre-orders Borderlands 2 will receive the Mechromancer DLC free of charge when it becomes available.
*note-Everyone who pre-orders from GameStop will also receive access to the Creature Slaughter Dome.
Borderlands 2 will have a much larger collection of guns than ever before.
The AI is smarter, the guns are bigger, and the multiplayer content has been improved.
Also on the list:
-new vehicles (4 seated)
-new types of weapons
-new gameplay including the new choice system
-you are no longer taken out of the game with annoying menus
-better class trees
-the game world will be all connected, rather than loadable levels for each region
-Non-enemies will populate the game world more often and will travel around different locations depending on the time
-enemies will be able to interact with each other to try and take the player down
-certain enemies can heal each other and give each other buffs
-if a quest is failed the game will change in response to that action
-shooting an enemy in different body parts causes different effect such as crippling or stunning
-the first dlc will be released before christmas
Some rumors include:
-level cap set to 85 without addons or updates
-new multiplayer modes
-the ability to modifiy and change your weapons ingame with the help of artifacts
-stalkers - Winged reptilian creatures capable of shooting needles from their tails and turning invisible for short periods of time.
-crystalisk - Large, heavily armored quadrupeds whose only weak spots are hidden behind destructible patches of crystal on their feet.
-arctic bullymong - A six-limbed gorilla-like creature that will dynamically pick up objects (or rip up bits of scenery) and then throw them at the player.
-skags - elemental skags will be able to transfer their element to nearby skags with a ground pound attack.
-marauder bandit - A large thug who makes intelligent use of cover, retreating to find allies when significantly damaged.
-surveyors - Floating Hyperion bots who can quickly restore even destroyed ally robots to full health and summon more robots to the frey.
-nomad - A slow rotund bandit sporting a large metallic shield that protects his entire body. Nomad Torturers have a Midget tied to their shields.
-thresher - A worm-like creature that is fought in vehicles and can open more parts of the map. Threshers will vary greatly in size from vehicle-sized creatures to towering monstrosities.
-varkid - Small flying insectile creatures that start can grow into large, dangerous creatures if not swiftly dealt with.
-destructor bot - Able to both build and destroy, they have the ability to literally construct new foes on the field and can also aggressively defend themselves.
-loader - Hyperion robots that will continue to fight even when their limbs have been shot off. The upper torso of a Loader with it's lower torso blown off will even crawl to it's lower half to re-attach it and continue to fight.
-exp loader - A man-sized Hyperion robot that acts as a suicide bomber. The player may shoot off its legs in order to slow it down.
-war loader - A large Hyperion robot that can rapidly fire missiles and bullets. Can be summoned by Surveyors.
-bull loader - Robots that can transform into bulldozers to charge enemies with their reinforced bodies.
-power loader - Robots that are equipped with spinning blades that deflect bullets back at the shooter.
release date- september 18, 2012
(update) added new information