Oct. 23, 2012 at 3:34 PM ET
As Borderlands fans know, the hit game franchise likes to mix things up. "Borderlands" and "Borderlands 2" earned legions of players thanks to their deft and enormously fun mix of first-person shooting and role-playing gameplay.
And now Gearbox Software and 2K games have announced that a new Borderlands game is on it's way -- one that will again mix things up, though a bit differently this time around.
Gearbox Software revealed Tuesday that "Borderlands Legends" will be "an all-new action packed Borderlands experience designed specifically for mobile devices." It is slated to arrive Oct. 31st for iOS devices and will blend action role-playing and strategy gaming from the top-down, isometric perspective.
What does that look like? Well here, take a look at these just-released screenshots:
"With intuitive, touch-based commands and slick UI, Borderlands Legends combines the inventory and skill tree management that gamers already love about the franchise with a layer of strategy that is popular on mobile devices," reads the Gearbox announcement.
But if you were enjoying the characters from the new "Borderlands 2" game, too bad my friends. As you could probably tell from the screenshots above, "Borderlands Legends" will have you play as the vault hunters from the original game -- Brick, Mordecai, Lilith and Roland.
In fact, according to Entertainment Weekly, which got an exclusive look at the game, "Borderlands Legends" will have players control all four of those characters simultaneously.
"Borderlands Legends" will run $4.99 for the iPhone version and $6.99 for the iPad version. I've reached out to Gearbox to find out whether the game is planned for Android or Windows devices and will update this story as soon as I hear back.
Winda Benedetti writes about video games for NBC News. You can follow her tweets about games and other things on Twitter here @WindaBenedetti and you can follow her on Google+. Meanwhile, be sure to check out the IN-GAME FACEBOOK PAGE to discuss the day's gaming news and reviews.