The sequel to Telltale Games’ excellent episodic adventure will bring New Tales from the Borderlands on 21st October. The game – discovered on Amazon by legendary tweeter Wario64 – will release on PS5 and PS4, and promises to “take a stand against ruthless corporate overlords in a narrative-driven adventure”. The Deluxe Edition permutation is available to pre-order, bundling in cosmetics for protagonists “Anu, Octavio, and Fran” as well as “10,000 in-game currency and an in-game FL4K Vaultlander collectible”.
Just like the original, the story will be divided into five distinct chapters, and the “decisions you make determine how your story ends in unexpected ways”. The blurb continues: “The Borderlands aren't just home to Vault Hunters, psychos, and weapons-corp CEOs—they're full of downtrodden, intrepid civilians just trying to get by. With a host of returning and fresh faces, this unforgettable tale is sure to delight fans new and old.”
And a product description adds: “Within the perpetually war-torn metropolis of Promethea, you'll control Anu, Octavio, and Fran on the worst day of their lives. Help these three lovable losers as they endeavour to change the world (and maybe even save it). Face down a planetary invasion, vicious vault monster, and cold-hearted capitalist in this cinematic thrill ride where what happens next is up to you. Meet a motley cast full of misfits, assassin bots, and talking guns in this race to the top. It's time to fight back against exploitation and corporate greed. It's time to make Mayhem your business.”
We loved the original Tales from the Borderlands – it’s got the best plot in the series by far – so we’re curious to see what Gearbox has cooked up here. Perhaps our only concern is that, naturally, Telltale Games is no longer at the helm – and we’ve never been especially fond of the writing in the mainline games.
Still, with so much information leaking, we imagine a trailer is imminent – hopefully we’ll get our first glimpse at the sequel soon.
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