Today fans get a very special treat from the folks at Telltale Games and Gearbox Software; the first ever screenshots to be released from the upcoming Tales From the Borderlands.
Tales From the Borderlands is an episodic game series from the creators of the award-winning The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series.
The story takes place on Pandora after the events of Borderlands 2 and features two, new playable characters, Rhys and Fiona, each with their own unique perspectives that will “alternate as the story progresses.” Rhys is described as “a scheming, low-level data-miner within Hyperion who’s plotting his own grand ambitions;” and Fiona as “a clever and classic fast-talking con-artist born and raised on Pandora out to pull off the grift of a lifetime.”
Neither Rhys or Fiona are Vault Hunters, but in their travels they will encounter familiar faces from Borderlands 2 like everyone’s favorite cyborg-ninja, Zer0. Those worried about how the new story will fit into the Borderlands universe have nothing to fear. The team working on Tales From the Borderlands is delivering a story that will be 100% part of the official Borderlands canon.
Those looking for more information on the upcoming episodic game series can check out the post published by Adam Sarasohn, Producer of Tales From the Borderlands on the Official Playstation Blog, but for those looking for a quick peak, here are some of the bullet points from his post:
- The loot you grab in Tales will be available to use in other areas of the Borderlands franchise
- It’s an episodic series that’ll be $4.99 per episode (or you can save with the Season Pass)
- Your choices matter and will help create YOUR version of the story across the season
- The series takes place after the events of Borderlands 2. Handsome Jack is gone. Or is he? You might have seen the trailer we put out a while back
- You’re going to play two different viewpoints. Rhys works for Hyperion; he’s a company man with grand ambitions that have been thrown off the rails. Fiona is a fast-talking con artist, with very few people left on Pandora she hasn’t swindled one way or another
- They both have a very different opinion of the events that brought them together, and the only way to find out something near to the truth is to live their lives and make your own decisions
It’s really exciting to hear that the ever-precious loot will still play a large part in this game. Everybody loves epic loot and just the prospect of new gear gets most RPG fans all riled up. This was a very smart move and one that I’m sure many people will appreciate.
Tales From the Borderlands will be published digitally later this summer. You can snag each episode for $4.99 or at a discounted rate via the Season Pass. There is no official release date as of yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we get word.
The track record of Telltale Games is rather impressive, delivering two amazing episodic series’ back-to-back with The Walking Dead and A Wolf Among Us. If you haven’t played either, I would highly recommend it. Both games offer captivating stories and some truly unforgettable characters. There’s no doubt in my mind that this team will craft something amazing, especially given the opportunity to work with the robust Borderlands universe.
Are you eager to get your hands on Tales From the Borderlands?
Miles Dompier is the mad commander of TEAM XBRO. He is a Seattle native who recently moved to the sweltering heat of Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a composer/voice actor. When he’s not up writing until his eyes bleed, he likes to play a Prince level of instruments and listen to terrible death metal. Follow him on his personal Facebook page or the official What’s Your Tag? Twitter page – @whatsyourtag