By Joseph Leray
Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage was outed weeks ago by leaked PlayStation 3 Trophy information, but his official Twitter account confirms that the new downloadable content is hitting Pandora next week.
Torgue is the CEO of the weapons manufacturer that bears his name, famous for its explosive rounds. He can be seen here throwing up the horns, but I'm guessing he simply blew his middle fingers off in the course of some debauched excess, if the trailer below is any indication of his demeanor.
The new campaign features new quests and weapons, and several Horde-like arena battles.
"The Campaign of Carnage takes that same style of Horde mode," Gearbox writer Anthony Burch told Eurogamer. "But that's only about 50 percent of the DLC. The other 50 percent is the campaign."
Like Borderlands 2's first batch of DLC, Captain Scarlett and her Pirate Booty, the Campaign of Carnage seems largely unrelated to the larger plot of stopping Handsome Jack from taking over the world. "It's just a tournament, and there's something comforting about being able to scale down a story in that way, to have side adventures rather than everything being on fire all the time,” says Burch.