Good news, everyone! Borderlands 2's much-anticipated Mechromancer DLC will now be arriving at some point later today (October 9th), rather than its previously scheduled October 16th release date, across all platforms (that's PC, Xbox 360 and PS3).
The Mechromancer DLC will see players taking control of Gaige, a Vault Hunter who is protected by her faithful robot bodyguard, Deathtrap. Deathtrap sounds like he's going to be quite the hot commodity in co-op play, as you can upgrade Gaige's skill tree to regenerate yours and your teammates' shields. He's also quite nifty on the battlefield, too, which you'd kinda expect from a robot called Deathtrap. Here's the Mechromancer skill tree released by developers Gearbox. You can also check it out in full over on the official website.
Deathtrap's appearance will alter depending upon how you upgrade him, meaning that he'll probably look like the Dirty Harry of robots if you choose Ordered Chaos, or be all purrrdy 'n' shit if you choose Best Friends Forever. My pre-order would be more than justified if I saw a robot wearing a skirt.
The DLC is free to those who preordered the game, and for those who didn't (you know who you are) it's either $10.00/800 Microsoft Points in the US, or £7.00/800 Microsoft Points in the UK. While you wait to get your grubby little hands on the DLC, here are two Echo Logs released by Gearbox Software that should help you get familiarised with the Mechromancer: