Telltale Games has just released a launch trailer for the first episode of ‘Tales from the Borderlands,’ an adventure game based in the universe of the popular Gearbox Software first-person shooter series ‘Borderlands.’
The launch trailer gives players a little taste of what they can expect from the new ‘Tales from the Borderlands’ series, which seems to be a lot more comedy driven than past works from Telltale Games like ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘The Wolf Among Us.’ However, like those titles, ‘Tales from Borderlands’ will play in a similar fashion with dialogue choice-heavy gameplay that emphasizes the importance of player choice and its effects on future episodes.
‘Tales from the Borderlands’ takes place in Pandora, a barren world filled with dangerous creates that is famous for its fables of a Vault containing vast treasures. Due to this fame, the planet has drawn in the attention of treasure hunters called “Vault Hunters,” as well as a corporation named Hyperion, who try to maintain control over the planet. Taking place after the events of ‘Borderlands 2,’ the game has players controlling two protagonists named Rhys and Fiona. Rhys is an employee of Hyperion, who is trying to ascend the ranks of the company only to be stifled by his new boss. Fiona is a con-artist who working to make a living for herself, her boyfriend and her sister on Pandora. The game tells the story of how the two come together on an adventure that takes them all across Pandora against bandits, gangsters and even Vault Hunters.
The series will consist of five episodes with the first episode, called “Zer0 Sum,” priced at $4.99 across all platforms. Those interested in purchasing a Season Pass for episodes 1-5 on PSN can do so for $19.99. While on Xbox live, players will need to buy the first episode first and then a Season Pass for episodes 2-5 for $14.99. On Steam, the asking price is $24.99. However, it has been marked down at a sale price of $22.49 until December 2.
The first episode of ‘Tales from the Borderlands’ is available now for PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows PC. A Mac version is also available but has been temporarily delayed.