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To tell you the truth, I have no idea what Battleborn is. I mean, I know it’s the newest game from Borderlands creator Gearbox Software, and I know it’s full of colourful shooting and stabbing and assorted comical violence, but I don’t know what Battleborn actually, really is. I think it’s kinda, sorta like a MOBA, but not really? It’s mostly focused on multiplayer mayhem, but there’s also a single-player campaign wherein you save the universe or something.

Perhaps it’s the sort of thing you have to play for yourself to truly understand, and I’m totally okay with that. Given that the game’s out today, it’s not like we have to wait long (or, you know, at all) to find out exactly what’s been cooking in the Gearbox game-kitchen. Check out the launch trailer after the break.

That looks like good, cartoonish fun. This in spite of the fact that the trailer still leaves me stupidly scratching my head, wondering exactly what I’m looking at. Here, read this description of the game. Perhaps it’ll explain things where I cannot:

“A tremendous band of badass heroes fight to protect the universe’s very last star from a mysterious evil in this next-gen shooter by the creators of Borderlands. To defend it, you’ll need to utilize every type of character and weapon you’ve ever imagined – from cyborg hawkmen to samurai vampires to mini-gun wielding man-mountains. Slash and parry, run and gun, cast and dash, or simply obliterate foes all while building and growing your personal team of heroes.  Choose your hero and fight alone or co-operatively alongside friends in story missions, or battle against them in fast-paced competitive multiplayer matches.”

Nice! I think. As I said above, it’s out today for PC, PS4 and XBO. If you can’t contain your curiosity and must discover exactly what Battleborn is, now’s your chance.