Battleborn launches February 9

Meet Ambra, Mellka, Reyna, and Benedict.

Battleborn

Battleborn will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC worldwide on February 9, 2016, 2K Games and Gearbox Software announced.

An open beta will be held prior to the release of hte game. More details about the beta will be shared later this year.

Additionally, 2K games revealed four new playable heroes today, including Ambra, Mellka, Reyna, and Benedict. Find details on each below:

  • Ambra: Born into an ancient order of priestesses responsible for discovering a way to prolong life indefinitely, Ambra was betrayed by her leader and her faction, the Jennerit Empire, and now fights alongside the Battleborn. She is a specialist hero, dealing damage up close through her melee attacks and powerful abilities, while healing her allies in the process.
  • Mellka: A stealthy assassin, Mellka lost her parents at a young age before eventually earning her place among the Eldrid’s black op’s and intelligence bureau. Her life has been defined by a series of staggering losses, but her response to these losses was never despair – it was fury. She strikes quickly, disorienting foes with her nerve gas machine pistol and bio-glaive melee attacks.
  • Reyna: Known by her followers as “The Valkyrie,” Reyna was born aboard the Rogue faction’s ailing junk heap of a flagship and is a native to the last star system. Reyna has fought tirelessly for the freedom of her space pirate comrades, finding her calling as their inspirational leader. She dishes damage with her laser pistol and uses her command glove to support her teammates.
  • Benedict: August Benedict Jr. is one of several surviving races of bird-like “Aviant” refugees. He swore allegiance to the Peacekeepers where he’s gained considerable notoriety for being a self-centered jerk that’s capable of astounding destruction with his rocket launcher. Double jumping, rocket jumping, and flying – Benedict’s good at all of them and he lets his teammates know it.

Battleborn is a first-person shooter set in the distant future featuring 25 unique playable, upgradable heroes who form an alliance to save the last start in the universe from a mysterious enemy bent on destroying it. Its story mode can be played alone or cooperatively with up to five friends, split-screen and online. There are also three competitive online modes.

Watch the new trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

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