The Geek Stage at the SXSW festival will be the place to be as the two companies talk Borderlands and the new Telltale Games series set to bring players back into the world of the Vault Hunter and Handsome Jack.
SXSW is fast becoming quite the hotbed of gaming goodness over the last few years and now one of the biggest adventure games of 2014 has been confirmed as making a pretty big appearance. There’s been little to nothing said about Tales from the Borderlands since its reveal in 2013, leaving fans of both Gearbox’ world and Telltale Games style of storytelling out in the cold.
Today though, that’s been announced to not be the case for too much longer. Tales from the Borderlands will be at SXSW in Austin Texas thanks to a joint presentation that’ll feature Gearbox President Randy Pitchford, Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Burch, Borderlands Franchise Director Matthew Armstrong, Telltale President Kevin Bruner and designer Harrison Pink all on stage together. The crew will be talking all things Tales and will reportedly discuss the story behind the game and some of what players can expect when they dive in.
Moderated by Nerdist Network’s ‘The Indoor Kids,’ Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, there will also be a question and answer period where attendees can ask the panel all sorts of questions about what’s in store for Tales’ characters. Of course, though you can ask whatever you want, chances are that there are going to be more than a few things that the group can’t quite discuss yet about the game. This is Telltale remember, and they like to play things pretty close to the chest when it comes to the narratives of their game (and with good reason).
SXSW takes place at the Palmer Event Center in Austin, Texas; if you’re going to be there, make sure you’re on point for March 8th at 5:30pm. That’s when the so-called ‘Geek Stage’ will play host to the Borderlands event.