GameSpot has conjured up some early hands-on impressions of Gearbox's forthcoming The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned DLC for Borderlands.
This new adventure will take place in Jakob's Cove, which is essentially a spooky forest fully of gnarled trees that are being grown by the Jakob weapons concern for their wood--which apparently enhances the performances of certain weapons. However, it seems like the folks at the Jakob company aren't exactly big on being eco-friendly, nor have they been particularly careful about cultivating the trees. The growth of this forest has, in fact, turned the area into a gloomy swamp, and the maintenance employees have also been slightly affected by the environmental changes, causing all of them to contract a minor case of being-turned-into-mindless-zombies-who-attack-you. Yes, this is going to be a spooky zombie hunt that might have missed the end of October to commemorate Halloween, but it seems to have plenty of holiday spirit, from the hordes of zombies to the dank swamps, to the scenery and bosses (one of the five new bosses is named "Pumpkinhead," and leaves Jack-o-lanterns lying around his territory).