TellTale Games has released the first screenshots of the studio’s upcoming series, Tales from the Borderlands. Adam Sarasohn, producer for TellTale, released the screenshots through a post on the PlayStation Blog, as well as spoke about the studio’s mindset when creating an adaptation of Borderlands, Gearbox’s first person shooter franchise.
“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. Pandora has a wealth of stories to offer, and Gearbox wants them told. Telltale is going to collaborate with you through the choices that you make to get some of those stories out there, and to create a brand new Borderlands experience”
Sarasohn also talked about the appeal that Borderlands fans may or may not find in the episodic adventure adaptation.
“If you play Borderlands simply for the sake of shooting stuff, then you might not be a fan of Tales, but if you enjoy being on Pandora, hanging out with and finding out more about all of the amazing characters, and/or you’ve enjoyed what we did in The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, then this might be a game series for you.”
The PlayStation blog post ended with a list of features that players should look forward to in Tales from the Borderlands, including confirmation that items collected in Tales will be usable in other Borderlands titles.
- 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
The first episode of Tales from the Borderlands is slated for release later this year.