Tales from the Borderlands first details revealed

Tales from the Borderlands will follow the events of Borderlands 2, will feature two main characters, and Telltale’s spin on shooting gameplay, the developer announced today during a SXSW panel.

The panel included Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Burch, Franchise Director Matthew Armstrong, Telltale’s President Kevin Bruner, and designer Harrison Pink. They said that while characters from previous Borderlands games will make an appearance and that the game also takes place on Pandora, Tales from the Borderlands will focus on two new protagonists, Fiona and Rhys, who we first saw in the 2013 VGX reveal trailer.

The game will be told in flashbacks, allowing you to play through different versions of the same events as told from Fiona’s and Rhys’ perspectives.

According to Polygon, Pink said that the game will feature some of the shooting that the Borderlands games are known for, “just in a Telltale kind of way.”

Otherwise, Tales from the Borderlands sounds very much like a Telltale adventure game, more similar to the comedic sensibilities of Sam & Max and Tales of Monkey Island than the recent, dour The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us.

The first episode in the series is due out through digital distribution this year.

Telltale’s currently announced and in-development projects include Tales From the Borderlands, The Wolf Among Us, the second season of The Walking Dead, and a new Game of Thrones adventure series.

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg and Google+.
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