New Tales From The Borderlands Announced, Releasing This October

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Developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K revealed that The spiritual successor to Telltale’s Tales from the Borderlands It’s called New Tales From the Borderlands and, it’s out this October.

More specifically, it will happen on October 21, 2022, on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. The news comes via an official reveal trailer for Tales From The Borderlands, which shows off the game’s setting, its cast, and more. Perhaps most importantly, it also highlights how similar it is to Telltale’s beloved Borderlands narrative-driven adventure game. Sure, a new cast and story is happening, but the game feels just like its beloved predecessor. Your choices and how they affect the wider story are important, which is a great start to this sequel.

Watch the new Tales from the Borderlands reveal trailer below,

Ahead of the release of this trailer, I spoke to Gearbox Software’s production director James Lopez and Gearbox Studios Quebec producer Frédéric Schabel, about the new game and how it aims to bring players back to the universe of Borderlands. frontier series.

“Whatever choice you make can and will affect the events that unfold in the story, often in unexpected ways, so you have to play through the entire game to see which event or what. The choice influenced what you see or what event was triggered during the process,” Schuebel tells me. “It’s not a sequel to Tales From the Borderlands. It’s a brand new story with brand new characters and a new cast. However, we considered it as a spiritual successor to Tales From the Borderlands. You’ll find a familiar story structure. And familiar Gameplay, but with an added Gearbox touch, on the animation side, on the art side, so it’s something familiar with a bonafide experience.”

Lopez says that almost all of the characters in the story will be new, though there will be callbacks for characters from previous games, including Tales from the Borderlands and Borderlands 3.

“all together, [it’s] A standalone product,” he says. “We want to make it completely inclusive and different so that people, whether they’re returning fans or new players, can enjoy the game as a whole without worrying too much about what happened before.” to be able to enjoy.”

Developer Jodi tells me that the game will still be episodic like its predecessor, while also taking a note from Deck Nine’s Life Is Strange: True Colors. All episodes will be available on the first day. Lopez says you can play through them, front to back, or you can even start with an episode smack dab in the middle of the story (though at liberty to do so, she’s not sure if any such). why would).

“As someone who worked on the previous tale, I knew full well that this was a significant darling,” Lopez says. “People who’ve played it love it. Instead of trying to follow in those footsteps, we try to accept those footsteps, but then try something different. Use the formula, Use what works, but do it in Gearbox style.This is the first time we’ve made a game like this internally [Scheubel] As mentioned, we partnered with some of the people who worked on Tales to make sure we understand the philosophy behind making games like this, and what the philosophy of choice is.”

Scheubel says that one of the challenges behind producing the game was the COVID-19 pandemic. In creating the spiritual successor, the team wanted the art to be closer to Borderlands 3, and in doing so, they committed to extensive motion capture work. However, the pandemic made this nearly impossible, and the team had to twist the story to address the risks. Ultimately there were fewer people on the set. As a result, according to Schebel, the sport is more intimate, and for the better. That’s why instead of focusing on a huge cast of characters, New Tales From the Borderlands will be about Anu, Octavio, and Fran, an unlikely trio.

“New Borderlands stories immerse players in a deep and original story filled with unexpected twists, heartwarming emotions, and classic Borderlands humour,” read a press release. “Within the perpetually war-torn metropolis of Prometheia, players will decide the fate of three underdogs who decide to make mayhem their business, along with philanthropist scientist Anu, his ambitious ‘Streetwise’ brother Octavio, and the fierce, frog-running Fran.

“Players will face a planetary invasion, vicious vault monsters and cold-hearted bourgeoisie in this cinematic thrill ride, where what happens next is up to their decisions. Each choice, big or small, can affect the story.” How it unfolds, often in unexpected ways, and only by playing through the game will players fully understand how their decision can change Borderlands.”

One thing the team kept in mind with developing New Tales from Borderlands is to make sure that every input — every choice — counts on the controller. The studio wanted all kinds of payouts based on your choices, with lots of plans. That plan, which stretches back at least two and a half years, will soon come to fruition when New Tales from the Borderlands hits PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC.


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