Tiny Tina will fight alongside the vault hunters in Borderlands 3. During the PC Gaming Show at E3 last week, Creative director Paul Sage confirmed that the fan-favourite character would play a role in combat in the upcoming game.
During an on-stage question and answer session, Sage was asked ‘Is Tiny Tina going to be fighting alongside the Vault Hunters?’ to which his reply was a simple ‘Yes’. That’s pretty definitive, then.
We’ve known for a while that Tina was going to appear in Borderlands 3. The character – who we first came across in Borderlands 2 and quickly became one of the series’ most-beloved figures – featured alongside Brick and Mordecai in a teaser trailer for the game ahead of its official reveal back in May. As well as helping dish out a few main story and side quests, Tina acts as the dungeon master in Borderlands 2’s Dungeons & Dragons-themed DLC, Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, but she’s never fought side-by-side with the Vault Hunters before.
That probably has something to do with the fact that she’s only 13 years old in Borderlands 2. Borderlands 3, however, is set several years after the events of its predecessor, meaning Tina is grown up enough to fight by your side now.
Quite what that will look like remains to be seen. Tina is known for her slightly chaotic approach to life, so I can definitely see her rushing in without waiting for you to catch up. She’s managed to keep herself alive this long, however, so we should be alright when it comes to looking after her.
Either way, we’ll find out pretty soon – the Borderlands 3 release date is September 13. If you can’t wait that long, however, you’re in luck – Borderlands 2 has some new DLC, which should help bridge both the canonical and real-life gap ahead of the new release.