Another big announcement from Telltale Games puts Gearbox Software’s fan favorite Borderlands series in a new light.
No, you’re not imagining this. Telltale Games has teamed with Gearbox Software to being an all-new chapter to the story of the latter developer’s Borderlands series. Borderlands is, of course, one of the most popular shooters of the last few years and pretty much redefined the co-op multiplayer game for the FPS genre. Tales from the Borderlands isn’t a first-person shooter though, it’s an adventure game- which is exactly what you’d expect from the house that brought you The Walking Dead, Fables and the just announced Game of Thrones.
And as you just saw in the trailer above, this is an all-new tale with all-new characters, but in the same universe you know and (more than likely) love.
“Gearbox shares the independent spirit that Telltale was founded on, and like Telltale, they’ve broken the boundaries of what to expect within a gaming genre,” said Dan Connors, co-founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “Our partnership is something that we are very excited about, because it will unite the incredibly rich world of Borderlands with Telltale’s focus on story-telling driven by player choice, and characters that people truly care about.”
“At the 2012 Spike TV VGAs, our studios and games – Borderlands 2 and The Walking Dead – were fortunate to do incredibly well that night winning more awards than any other games! So we met up later for a great first date, one thing lead to another and, well, we’re having a baby,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “Borderlands is incredibly important to us, so it is meaningful to share that with this partnership. I have great confidence and excitement for what Telltale has in store for its all-new adventures in our universe.”
There’s no release date as of yet for Tales from the Borderlands from Telltale Games, but you can definitely look for part one of the new series to kick off for consoles, PC games and mobile platforms some time in 2014.