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Great PR stunt, exciting news or a handy distraction to the earlier Duke Nukem Forever rumour?  Either way the news of an unexpected piece of Bordelands DLC is nothing to turn our noses up at.  Gearbox had previously mentioned that the DLC for their highly regarded shooter was now at an end.  That is, until today.

This new slice of DLC goodness sees you trying to quash a Claptrap revolution using one of the original titles four infamous characters.  The fearless foursome find themselves caught up in the middle of civil war between the Hyperion Corporation and the massing army of crazed Claptraps led by the cunning Ninja Assassin.

To be honest the Claptraps were one of my favourite things about Borderlands so this should be a perfect blend of the zany Claptrap humour and the fantastic open world shooting.  Another skill point boost is on hand too which raises the level cap and will allow you to take your characters up to level 71.

It’s out next month for 800 MS points for Xbox Live and £6.29 for PSN and Steam (I’m guessing $9.99 in the US) and will give you twenty new missions to plough through.

Full Press Release follows:

BorderlandsTM Add-On Pack – Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution – Invites Fans Back To Pandora To Battle Claptrap Ninja Assassin

Windsor, UK – Wednesday 11th August/… 2K Games and Gearbox Software announced today that BorderlandsTM fans can return to Pandora’s inhospitable environment to enjoy a brand-new destructive downloadable adventure in Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution*. This fists-of-fury-filled fourth add-on pack from the popular franchise will be available this September via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 800 Microsoft Points and the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC for £6.29.

Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution invites single-player and co-op fans back to try to suppress a deadly Claptrap revolution using one of four infamous vault hunters. The foursome find themselves caught in the crosshairs of a deadly civil war between the Hyperion Corporation’s well-armed armadas and the ever-amassing army of homicidal Claptraps led by one of the most eagerly awaited characters in the franchise’s history – the cunning Ninja Assassin. As vault hunters, players must put aside their past differences with the Hyperion Corporation, namely the organization’s repeated attempts to wipe them from existence. For a hefty payday, they will join forces to help beat down the mechanical uprising and thwart the dastardly kung-fu expert, the Claptrap known only as Ninja Assassin.

“A year ago Borderlands was an untested brand that through hard work and a lot of passion, turned out to be one of the best-selling, claptastic and skagtacular games we have ever created,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “A year later, we are releasing our fourth DLC installment, Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution, which illustrates our enthusiasm for creating highly entertaining content that enhances a franchise. In addition to serving as the perfect bookend to the original game, what gamer doesn’t love a kung-fu-wielding Ninja Assassin Claptrap with nunchuck skills?”

Like its add-on predecessors, Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution offers extensive co-op integration that seamlessly melds single and multiplayer experiences, and incorporates the most explosive role-playing shooter fun imaginable. Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution will provide more than 20 new missions to loot and tons of fresh enemies to blast through, including original boss battles, waves of homicidal Claptraps, well-armed Hyperion soldiers, and local creatures that have been Claptrap-ified – including crab-traps, rakk-traps and skag-trapps. Fans can earn an additional 10 skill points for a total of 71 available skill tree points, and three more backpack slots for additional blood-yielding weapons and many hours of enjoyment.

Borderlands is available now for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Games for Windows-LIVE and is rated PEGI 18. The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned*, Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot* and The Secret Armory of General Knoxx* add-on packs are all available separately on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 for 800 Microsoft Points and on the PlayStation Network and PC for £6.29.

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