Gearbox Software's Borderlands 2 officially kicks off a holiday season full of marquee titles on September 18, 2012, but you can get an early jump on your Pandora adventures right now thanks to a newly released skill calculator. Not only can you browse through each of the four playable characters' abilities, you can also map out how you'll spend your skill points as you level up.
To get started, simply head over to the official Borderlands 2 website and click the Characters link near the top of the page. Click the one that you're interested in and then click the "View Skill Tree" link at the bottom of the page. From there, simply assign skill points -- 46 in all, for a level 50 cap -- as you see fit, and watch in awe as the site magically crunches the numbers on which level you'll have to hit each time you allocate another one.
Who will you be starting as? I'm torn between Zero, based on my time with sniper Mordecai in the previous game, and Axton, because NUCLEAR TURRETS.