After many rumours and leaks, New Tales from the Borderlands, a new standalone, choice-based interactive narrative adventure set in the Borderlands universe was revealed at Gamescom today. We won’t have very long to wait before we can check it out; it will be available worldwide on October 21, 2022
New Tales from the Borderlands is said to be a spiritual successor to Tales from the Borderlands, the Telltale Games story that launched back in 2014. Gearbox Software also partnered with key alumni of the original Telltale Games narrative team to craft the all-new story. Check out the trailer.
“Players will face down a planetary invasion, vicious vault monster, and cold-hearted capitalists in this cinematic thrill ride where what happens next depends on their decisions. Every choice big or small can impact how the story unfolds, often in unexpected ways, and only by playing through the game will players fully understand how their decisions can change the Borderlands.”
The press release lists out the key features we can expect from the upcoming title:
- The underdog story of three lovable losers – Decide the fates of altruistic scientist Anu, her ambitious, “streetwise” brother Octavio, and the fierce, frogurt-slinging Fran. With nothing left to lose and everything to gain, you’ll claw and con your way through this thrilling five-part story.
- An extraordinary cinematic adventure – The Borderlands aren’t just home to Vault Hunters, psychos, and weapons-corp CEOs; they’re full of downtrodden, intrepid civilians just trying to get by. With a host of returning and fresh faces, this unforgettable tale is sure to delight fans new and old.
- Your choices shape the outcome – The decisions you make determine how your story ends in unexpected ways. Whether it’s Anu’s vision of a universe that markets more than weapons, Octavio’s dreams of fame and fortune, or Fran’s frosty plot for revenge, their success or failure depends on you.
Additionally, when you pre-order New Tales from the Borderlands, you’ll get the Adventure Capital Pack, featuring cosmetics for Anu, Octavio, and Fran, 10,000 in-game currency and an in-game FL4K Vaultlander collectible.
New Tales from the Borderlands will be available on October 21, 2022, for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.