Fans of both Telltale’s wildly-popular adventure games and Gearbox’s even-more-wildly-popular Borderlands shooters have plenty to be excited about with the first images coming out from their upcoming collaboration, Tales from the Borderlands, a new episodic adventure in the style of Telltale’s The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us set to begin this summer.
The game is set on Pandora after the events of Borderlands 2 and will alternately divide your time between two characters. Rhys is a low-level data miner working for Hyperion, while Fiona is a fast-talking con artist born and raised on Pandora. Both seem like typical Pandorans, harboring grand ambitions to scheme and grift their way to success. Along the way they will encounter scores of Pandora’s colorful characters, both familiar and new. Rhys and Fiona will apparently have very different opinions on the events that bring them together, leaving it up to the player to live their lives and sort out something resembling the truth.
The season’s events will be canon within the Borderlands universe, and will even feed back into the main series with the ability to transfer loot found in Tales to other games in the franchise. This will allow long-standing fans of the series a new, more narrative-focused way to explore the world of Pandora, while also providing an opening for new players who aren’t as excited by shooters to experience the richly-painted, darkly-funny world that Gearbox has created.
Each episode will cost $5, with savings possible through Telltale’s usual Season Pass arrangement. Details are available on the Playstation blog. Check out the trailer below and get excited for your return to Pandora.