Engadget has a great interview with Gearbox and animation studio Secret Sauce on collaborating to create the stylish intro cinematic for their recently released team shooter Battleborn.

“I wanted to come with something fresh in a sea of CG cinematics and openers,” Gearbox art director Scott Kester says. “We just figured players would appreciate something a bit different. I wanted a vibe to it that was fresh, but also kind of piggybacked off the feel of Samurai Champloo’s opening, with a healthy mix of Aeon Flux for good measure.”

Read the full interview here.