is an upcoming episodic graphic adventure based on the Borderlands series, with a planned release starting in late 2014 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation... read more
is an upcoming episodic graphic adventure based on the Borderlands series, with a planned release starting in late 2014 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The game is being developed by Telltale Games in partnership with Gearbox Software and 2K Games, the developer and publisher of the Borderlands series respectively.
The game will follow a similar episodic format that Telltale has used for its titles The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, where player choices and actions will have significant effects on later story elements. In addition, the game will include some of the gunplay that the Borderlands series is known for.
Tales primarily is a point-and-click adventure game similar to Telltale's other games, to be released as a number of episodes. The player will be able to move their player-character around the world's environment, interacting with objects and initiating conversation trees with non-player characters. Choices made by the player will have an impact on later story elements in future episodes. The game will also include some degree of the shooter elements, particularly on the procedurally generated guns and loot generation, featured in the Borderlands series. Some loot from the game will be able to be used in other games in the Borderlands series.
The game's story takes place after the end of Borderlands 2. The player will control two different protagonists, the con-artist Fiona and data-miner Rhys, who eventually meet up in the latter part of the game as they realize the effects of life on the planet Pandora after the defeat of Handsome Jack. The story will explore how the characters came together, showing common events from the perspective of both characters in a manner called the "Big Fish version of what happened" by Telltale's Kevin Bruner.
The concept of Tales bore out from the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards, according to Telltale's Steve Allison. Telltale and Gearbox had already worked together previously to bring Borderlands ' Claptrap robot to Telltale's Poker Night 2. Representatives from both Telltale and Gearbox were present at the ceremony at adjoining tables, and over the course of the event, the idea of combining their respective talents on a project came out. Following the ceremony, Telltale and Gearbox began to explore the possibilities, realizing that the Borderlands universe had a large number of characters with interesting stories that Telltale could build upon, as well as continuing to explore fan-favorite characters that the series had developed.
Voice actors from the previous Borderlands games will return to voice characters in this game, including Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack. Troy Baker and Laura Bailey voice the two main protagonists, Rhys and Fiona. In addition, voice actors including Nolan North, Patrick Warburton, Chris Hardwick, and Erin Yvette will voice characters in the game.
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Tales from the Borderlands, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.