Back in 2015 Telltale Games released a narrative-driven episodic adventure based on the first-person shooter cult hit, Borderlands. Tales from the Borderlands followed heroes Rhys and Fiona and was a big hit among fans. Now, seven years later a sequel is on the way that will follow three brand new characters who are being dubbed as “lovable losers” by Gearbox Software, who are developing the sequel.
According to the trailer launched at Gamescom, the new heroes will be on a mission to both save the world and get their hands on mountains of cash as the story takes place during a planetary invasion by the arms manufacturing company Tediore. Interestingly, the new characters will not be Vault Hunters, like Borderlands fans will be familiar with, but rather everyday downtrodden civilians.
Even though the protagonists aren’t what we are used to, the trailer is filled with characteristic Borderlands humor, action, style, and finesse. The game looks fantastic and even though it will be driven by narrative choices rather than split-second FPS choices and instant reflexes, there seems to still be plenty there to keep gamers on the edge of their seats.
New Tales from the Borderlands is due for a release on October 21 and will launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. The price you will have to pay to get your hands on it will be $39.99 for the digital-only standard version of the game. There will also be a deluxe edition, which you will be able to buy both digitally and physically, which will come in at $49.99. If you are interested in this series but haven’t played the original, then the deluxe version will likely be your preferred choice as it will ship with full versions of both games.