- The loot you grab in Tales will be available to use in other areas of the Borderlands franchise
- It’s an episodic series that’ll be $4.99 per episode (or you can save with the Season Pass)
- Your choices matter and will help create YOUR version of the story across the season
- The series takes place after the events of Borderlands 2. Handsome Jack is gone. Or is he? You might have seen the trailer we put out a while back
- You’re going to play two different viewpoints. Rhys works for Hyperion; he’s a company man with grand ambitions that have been thrown off the rails. Fiona is a fast-talking con artist, with very few people left on Pandora she hasn’t swindled one way or another
- They both have a very different opinion of the events that brought them together, and the only way to find out something near to the truth is to live their lives and make your own decisions
That there's the basic gist of what they're saying thus far, alongside the new screenshots. So... guess what, it's going to be an awful lot like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, but now set in the Borderlands-verse. EDIT: Ah, here's the whole set of the screenshots, which looks to include the appearance of one... er, Zer0.
How's everyone feeling about this anywhoo? Myself I'd say I'm at least more curious about this than the Game of Thrones one, if only because we've already got so much grimdark Telltale on our plate, so for them to be involved in a Borderlands adventure game means they'll theoretically be getting back to more of their comedy stylings.
While I also do primarily enjoy the Borderlands series for the shooting and the looting, I'm still a fan of the universe itself as well. I enjoy a fair few of the characters, I like the hyper-violent Mad Max sorta-parody tone to it all, and yes, I also find these games to be rather funny. Though I'm in the minority on that one for sure, especially on this site at least. It's a universe that I'm excited to be able to view from such a different perspective as this, one that is obviously a lot more story-orientated and should do well in actually expanding the fiction.
Plus the two protagonists sound interesting, what with both of 'em seemingly being kinda scummy; one's a Hyperion employee for a Christ sake, which is a position that should offer up a lot of fun story strands to go with. And the other's a ''fast-talking'' con-artist to boot, which sounds like the sort of character that'll at the very least have a lot of charisma. Curious who each'll be voiced by; given the many voice actor crossovers between TWD and TWoU, I imagine they'll be continuing with that stash they've got going on.
Lastly it's kinda interesting to hear that there'll be some unique items you can then port into other Borderlands games. For PC players in particular, though given that I would imagine they only carry over to games on the same platform, and I would imagine this'll be available on PS4, that then makes the lack of a current-gen version of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel all the more annoying. But oh well, not like the shooter Borderlands are ever lacking in a variety of items to procure....