Tales from the Borderlands first details revealed

Two new protagonists, same planet, and a little shooting.

No Caption Provided

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.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

$17.93 on Walmart

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 112 comments about this story