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A glimpse of Borderlands 2's Mechromancer in-game

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This afternoon an official Twitter account for Borderlands 2 Mechromancer Gaige sprang to life, dropping delightfully violent Tweets and a single in-game image showing off the game's upcoming new character and her lethal robot sidekick.

"Hey everybody! Gaige here. Mechromancer. I mance mechros. Here's a picture of Deathtrap and I looking like BA's."

A later Tweet explained how one of the upgrades from the Mechromancer's tech tree works. According to the Tweet, the "Make it Sparkle" upgrade allows you to shoot your bot with an elemental weapon and have the bot, named Deathtrap, absorb and use that element in attacks.

In the example, Gaige says shooting Deathtrap with a fire gun means that when Deathtrap tears into an enemy with its digistruct claws he will also set the enemy on fire.

The Mechromancer is a new class for Borderlands 2. It will be $9.99 or 800 Microsoft points, or free for those that pre-ordered the game from participating retailers.