Tales from the Borderlands was a surprise announcement by Telltale Games late last year at VGX, and now the developer is ready to spill even more info on their highly anticipated collaboration with Gearbox.
First off, the first screens of the game have finally been shown off, and—surprise!—it looks a lot like Telltale's other recent efforts (The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, namely), though it's also in keeping with the same cel-shaded visual style that Gearbox created for the series.
Fans will also be happy to know that Tales from the Borderlands takes place after the events of Borderlands 2, unlike the recently announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, which will take place between the first game and the second.
There will also be two protagonists through which the story is told, and you'll alternate between the two as the story progresses. The first is a low-level data-miner within Hyperion named Rhys who apparently has his own ambitions; the other is Fiona, a fast-talking con-artist looking to pull off the con of a lifetime.
Neither are vault hunters, but that doesn't mean you won't run into any during the course of the story; in fact, one confirmed to appear is Zero, and Telltale is teasing more appearances from others throughout the first two games as well as from The Pre-Sequel.
One additional neat point is that any loot you come across in the game will be able to used in other areas of the Borderlands franchise, presumably meaning the other games.
Tales from the Borderlands is expected to release this Summer for $4.99 an episode.
Source: Press Release, PlayStation Blog
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