Even More Details For Telltale’s Borderlands Game
It seems like there’s always Borderlands news to talk about. Last week we were all talking about the announcement of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, a new title set before the events of Borderlands 2. That’s not the game we’re talking about today though.
Instead, quite a few details regarding Telltle’s adventure title, Tales from the Borderlands, were revealed yesterday, again fleshing out (and salting the wound) the two main characters.
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Fiona, a con artist, and Rhys, a Hyperion worker, will be recounting their tale to a mysterious stranger, which is where you will jump in as the player. The game will automatically switch between the two protagonists at regular intervals, sometimes forcing you to play the same events from a different perspective. They’re remembering a tale that they could recount differently, which means that some of your decisions could affect how the replay of the same event plays out. It gives a lot of freedom for some interesting storytelling techniques, which will excite adventure lovers.
The game will also emphasise greed heavily. In fact, the very first scene the game features is a choice. A briefcase full of money sits in front of you, while a man who is violently ill lies next to it. Do you take the money or help the man? How will that decision affect future interactions? Telltale are the masters at making these types of decisions extremely difficult, and it’s great to see that their focus has shifted to greed rather than deep emotion. Because who has time for feelings on Pandora?
Lastly, Tales from the Borderlands will feature shooting in some capacity. Telltale has done this in the past with The Walking Dead, but the developer says this new mechanic sits somewhere in-between adventure titles and the roots of shooting in the main Borderlands titles.
Tales from the Borderlands is set to drop its first episode sometime this year. It could easily be the best-drunken agreement ever.