Do you like mechs? Do you like romance? Well, too bad on the second part, because that's not really what a mechromancer does. So what does a mechromancer do? You'll find out today when the newest class for Borderlands 2 drops across all platforms.
For $10 (800 MS Points), anyone will be able to download the new, fifth class once the DLC hits the in-game shop--which it reportedly already has for Xbox 360 and PC users. Anyone who grabbed one of the Premier Club editions of the game will receive the new class for free.
So what is the mechromancer, exactly? The mechromancer is a girl, Gaige, who controls a mechanized buddy named Deathtrap. Deathtrap has a variety of intriguing skills and abilities, many of which you can suss out by checking out Gaige's skill tree, which Gearbox handily posted here. I actually had the chance to spend a little time messing around with Gaige last week, and found her to be one of my better-liked classes. She reminds me a bit of the commando class, albeit with a turret that actively seeks out and punches/blasts enemies, as opposed to remaining stationary. She's definitely a neat addition to the game.
The mechromancer is, of course, just the first piece of DLC headed to Borderlands 2. As of now, she's the only class addition announced for the game, but Gearbox reps I spoke to didn't entirely rule out the possibility of more classes down the road, though nothing is planned currently.