Another zany Borderlands adventure is on the way, developer Gearbox has revealed at Gamescom. The New Tales from the Borderlands release date is set for October 21, and it’ll feature a new cast of misfit characters in an adventure game about “the worst day of their lives.”
Gearbox semi-announced New Tales from the Borderlands during a PAX East panel earlier this year, noting that this new “interactive fiction” game has been developed in-house at Gearbox, rather than by the original developer Telltale Games – that studio had dissolved, but has since been reconstituted, and is now working on an adaptation of the sci-fi series The Expanse, and The Wolf Among Us 2.
New Tales from the Borderlands, as the trailer below illustrates, is about three new characters who face a planetary invasion by the weapons manufacturer Tediore. There’s Anu, an altruistic fledgling scientist, her wisecracking street punk brother Octavio, and their friend Fran, who runs a frozen yoghurt stand in their hometown of Promethia.
In the process of escaping the Tediore invasion force, the trio cooks up a scheme to break into a vault and lay claim to its secrets before Tediore can. It’s a safe bet that absolutely none of this will go according to plan, and we’ll be sure to meet a lot of extremely loud weirdos along the way.
New Tales from the Borderlands launches October 21 on Steam and the Epic Games Store. The standard edition is priced at $39.99 / £34.99, while the deluxe edition is $49.99 / £44.99 and includes the original Tales from the Borderlands.