Today 2K and Gearbox Software introduced Kleese and El Dragón, the final two heroes for the upcoming hero-shooter Battleborn, which launches with a roster of 25 playable heroes on PS4, Xbox One and PC on May 3, 2016.
Kleese and El Dragón have two things in common: they both depend on the Last Light Consortium’s (LLC) technology to help them kick ass, and they’re both the most absolutely absurd heroes to join the Battleborn’s fight to save the last star in the universe. But where the cantankerous robotics genius Kleese hates getting his hands dirty, El Dragón would love nothing more than to grapple his enemies with his powerful new cybernetic limbs. Kleese was once director of Minion Robotics and is never without his made-to-order Battle Throne, complete with a smooth gliding propulsion system, an assortment of the finest cannons and tasers, defensive Energy Rift shield system and a miniature black hole generator. El Dragón, the champion space Luchador, recently lost his arms in a professional wrestling match against the demented robotic artificial intelligence, ISIC. Ironically enough, the LLC patched him up with robotic arms and now El Dragón is more dangerous than ever, featuring a plethora of trademark moves like the Dragon Splash, a double arm clothesline, and his finisher En Fuego. He may have lost the title fight to ISIC, but El Dragón still considers himself the Undisputed Champ, and that swagger helps him increase his robotic power with every kill he makes.
Here’s the champion luchador, El Dragón, who lost both his arms in his last big match against a rogue AI. Literally. As in a robot ripped both of his arms off during the Holo-Championship match. Rebuilt – and cybernetically re-armed – he’s more dangerous than ever before.
The cantankerous Kleese, former director of Minion Robotics, hates getting his hands dirty – or getting out of his chair – to waste his time on some inferior being. So, of course he’s going to design a hardened piece of plush, high-end “combat furniture” when he’s forced to fight.
SOURCE: Press Release