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Telltale Releases More 'Tales from the Borderlands' Screenshots and Info

May 5 2014, 12:47pm CDT | by

There are few small(ish) studios hotter than Telltale Games right now, which is juggling four separate story-based game series at the moment. There’s the ongoing Walking Dead: Season Two and The...

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Telltale Releases More 'Tales from the Borderlands' Screenshots and Info

May 5 2014, 12:47pm CDT | by

There are few small(ish) studios hotter than Telltale Games right now, which is juggling four separate story-based game series at the moment. There’s the ongoing Walking Dead: Season Two and The Wolf Among Us, and then the upcoming Tales from the Borderlands and an eventual Game of Thrones title as well.

Today brings a fresh collection information about one of those, their Borderlands venture with Gearbox. Telltale has released a host of fresh new screenshots from the game, ones that indicate it will indeed be coming to both Xbox and PlayStation, though whether that’s 360 and 3, or One and 4, we can’t be sure just yet. And I have to assume PC is in the equation as well, considering that’s where Telltale has found such great success with their other games.

The new screens in question show the game’s two stars, con-artist Fiora and data-miner Rhys, in a few conversations, and also showcases the return of a Borderlands 2 favorite, the assassin Zero. These games are being made in direct partnership with 2K and Gearbox, and will be a part of the official cannon of the universe going forward. Expect far, far more guest stars by the time the game launches this summer.

A post on Sony’s blog explains just how wide the Borderlands universe really is, and makes some bold comparisons.

“Gearbox’s world is huge. The main Borderlands games and the DLC have only scratched the surface; they’ve built a world that rivals Star Wars in its richness. That sounds like crazy hyperbole, but the details, the characters, and the history are all there. You just haven’t seen it all yet.”

That does indeed sound like crazy hyperbole, though perhaps there’s an encyclopedia of Borderlands-based lore waiting to be dropped on us alongside the release of this story-based game. Still, Star Wars? You could make that argument for games like Mass Effect or Elder Scrolls perhaps, but Borderlands hasn’t quite shown that level of depth to date. Maybe that’s about to change.

The screenshots come with a bit of new info about the game as well, from the expected ($5 an episode, or a season pass for cheaper/the choices you make shape your experience, etc, etc), to the surprising (the game takes place after Borderlands 2, and Handsome Jack might not be as dead as we think/loot you find in game will transfer to other Borderlands games). Despite a relative lack of combat, I suppose you can’t really have a Borderlands game without loot.

It still does seems strange to have Telltale making a Borderlands game. Adapting comics like The Walking Dead and Fables makes total sense, given their style of “gameplay,” if you want to call it that. Game of Thrones, another heavily dialogue-based universe full of branching decisions and butterfly effects, also seems prime for the Telltale treatment.

But Borderlands? It’s always seemed strange, given the game’s relatively light focus on lore, and tremendous spotlight on nearly non-stop combat. Still, as I’ve always said , more Telltale style games is exactly what we need in this day and age of gaming, and if it’s going to make the Borderlands universe deeper and more interesting, I’m all for it. Even if I’m barely shooting anything at all.

More screenshots here .

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