Gearbox Software has announced that Krieg the Psycho, the sixth playable character for their loot-dropping FPS Borderlands 2, will be making his debut on May 14 as part of the Psycho Pack downloadable content.
Krieg is an apparently reformed version of the Psycho enemy from the series who wields an axe and explosives to dispatch foes. Like the game's other archetypes, he has three skill trees: Bloodlust allows you to enhance your survivability by killing damage with your Buzz Axe (which can be used for melee or thrown), the Mania tree increases your damage as you take damage, and the Hellborn tree increases your fire damage, and also makes you a lethal warrior while you're on fire. With those last two trees, friendly fire is actually very beneficial for Krieg.
Krieg's actions come at high risk and offer high rewards, with his main action tasking him with rushing foes to kill enemies, which heals him — a necessary task, since, unlike Borderlands' melee character Brick, his health does not regenerate on its own.
Krieg was officially unveiled during PAX East alongside an announcement trailer showcasing his daring escape from testing facilities. YOu can check that out below.