Today Telltale Games has released the first in-game screenshots of Tales from the Borderlands, their upcoming adventure game set in the Borderlands universe. This surprising mashup of Gearbox Software's stylish first-person shooter RPG and Telltale's knack for adventure games was first announced back in December, with new details divulged at SXSW back in March. What we know about Tales from the Borderlands is that it takes place after the story of Borderlands 2 and you'll play through the game from two viewpoints, that of Hyperion employee Rhys and a con-artist named Fiona. Both characters are telling their versions of events that took place leading up to the two characters coming together, and with the world of Borderlands being the way it is, it's going to be hard to tell which of the two are telling the truth (if they are at all).


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As you can see from the screens, Tales from the Borderlands looks very much like other Telltale adventure games with the options for several different responses in dialogue and choices to make. Over on the Official PlayStation Blog, Telltale's Adam Sarasohn offers up a few more details on the upcoming game. As expected, it'll be an episodic release like other Telltale games, with each episode running $4.99 or cheaper if you opt for a season pass. The choices you make in the game will matter and will affect how the story plays out over its full course. Also, whatever loot you'll collect in Tales from the Borderlands will be available in "other areas of the Borderlands franchise," which most likely means it'll transfer into Borderlands 2 somehow.

Tales from the Borderlands is set for release on iOS and most other major platforms sometime in 2014, and we'll bring you more details on the game as they're revealed.

  • B30

    Looks good, waiting for the PS4 version.

  • Leydz Boomshaka-Irwin

    Anything Telltale is Insta-buy for me!

  • ste86uk

    Borderlands I actually love more than telltale games so a combination of both is something I can't wait to get.

  • Himmat Singh

    I would rather them actually FINISH their two ongoing games before committing to other series, but no, it seems all that money and success has got to their heads. The worse thing is the wait times for TWD S2 and TWAU are ridiculous, and they have the gall to work on two MORE games with that small little team of theirs.

    Admittedly, TWD S1/S2 and TWAU are solid enough games, but I am not impressed with the way TTG are progressing with this. Not just wait times, but episodes are now 1.5 hours when they used to be 2.5 hours for TWD S1. I learnt my lesson, and will only get ToB and GoT once they are completed and on a sale.

    • Themostunclean

      Gotta be a record for number of initialisms used in a comment. I'm sure it was faster to type but it's gonna take twice as long for most people to read it.

      • fredfnord

        An infinitely long time, really. I gave up after the third one.

    • Chungston

      I agree they take way too long with episodes. Ain't Nobody got time for that.

  • Opinion

    I completely forgot about this game.

    • REkzkaRZ

      Game? What game?

    • Gameplaya

      We don't ALLOW opinions on the internet

  • CooleTeeps

    This kind of looks like a Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us type game

    • lll Anubis lll

      Not sure if you're joking or not but it's the same developers so it will be the same style as the other two you mentioned.

      • Themostunclean

        Was going to point out the same thing. Fairly sure he didn't read the article, just looked at the pretty pictures 😉

      • CooleTeeps
      • Themostunclean

        That's OK. They barely mention it in the article anyway.

    • Killerluffy246

      Ya .... That's the only game they can make lol

  • ste86uk

    I do hope it turns out well also as TWAU is terrible for me, I enjoyed the story and playing it and my fiancée also does but I'm on a 5s and still get massive lag during fights and stuttering ect.

    • Themostunclean

      Telltale is infamous for this. All of their games have serious framerate issues, even on consoles- it's frequently what holds them back from perfect scores.

      • Themostunclean

        Oops, hit post by mistake..

        Was going to say, make sure to close all background apps or do hard reboot before playing, it's always helped me with their games.

      • CooleTeeps

        I just got TWAU yesterday and it lagged for me even with all other apps closed. I think you might also need a lot of available space too.

      • Themostunclean

        It'll still lag but I've had times where it was near unplayable before I did the reboot. Their games do this on ALL platforms, not just ios. I have no idea why it hasn't been addressed by Telltale.

  • Killerluffy246

    I was hoping for a first person shooter game ..... Enough of the same type of game being produced by this developer

    • Gameplaya

      If a developer does well with a game, and makes money, chances are they aren't going to change their game too much...

    • Leydz Boomshaka-Irwin

      No ways, way too many shooters out there. Need more type of this game.

  • DuckyShot

    Zer0!!! 😀