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Tales from the Borderlands Premiering in 2014

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Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series

Telltale Games, Gearbox Software and 2K formally announce that Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series releases in 2014.
 

Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series

Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series

Much like Telltale’s other series in development, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series first announcement came at VGX on Dec. 8. On Dec. 9, Telltale Games formally announced the collaborative project between Telltale, Gearbox Software and publisher 2K. The three companies are collaborating to create a new story-driven episodic game in Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series. Tales from the Borderlands is set to premiere digitally in 2014 on home consoles, PC/Mac and mobile devices.[adsense250itp]

The partnership between Telltale and Gearbox came out of 2012’s VGA’s as a result of the two developers winning a bounty of awards. It seems fitting that the announcement of their collaboration came during the new and re-tooled version of the awards show at VGX.
 

Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series

Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series

The new game explores and expands on the stories of existing character and brand new ones operating on Pandora. Pandora is the planet explored in both of Gearbox’s Borderlands games, where Vault Hunters roam the world taking on jobs and searching for loot.

Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series will be published digitally by Telltale Games in partnership with Gearbox Software. The game launches sometime in 2014 on home consoles, PC/Mac and mobile devices.

Quick Take

Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series

The two new characters introduced in the teaser trailer.

As with Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series announced during VGX, there are a ton of questions surrounding Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series. How will they mix the shooter-looter style of the Borderlands games with their story-driven style of gameplay. An answer sort of comes from the teaser trailer where the two new characters introduced are confirmed not to be Vault Hunters. Granted, Borderlands, more than other FPS games, lends themselves to an adventure style take on the series but it will be interesting to see how the styles come together when Tales from the Borderlands premieres next year. There is also the question of where this takes place in the Borderlands fiction as the teaser trailer sees a virtual Handsome Jack showing up. Unlike Game of Thrones, Tales from the Borderlands showed off actual footage so it is likely much closer to being in gamers’ hands than the other announced Telltale game. This game also makes four different Telltale Games series that will be running in 2014. Between The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead Season 2, Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands, Telltale and gamers will be busy next year. Regardless of the questions, more Telltale series are always a good thing. The pairing of Telltale and Pandora is potentially way more interesting than Telltale and Westeros.

Kalvin Martinez

Kalvin Martinez

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Kalvin Martinez studied Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He writes reviews, prose and filthy limericks. While he is Orange County born, he now resides in Portland, OR. He is still wondering what it would be like to work at a real police department. Follow Kalvin on Twitter @freepartysubs
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