The release date for New Tales from the Borderlands has been leaked by a fleeting game listing on online retail giant Amazon. The successor to Telltale’s popular narrative adventure will be out on 21st October 2022, if this retailer leak holds true, with the game coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC.
The listing also gave away some other details about the game. While it was still live, the product blurb read: “Take a stand against ruthless corporate overlords in this narrative-driven adventure! Within the perpetually war-torn metropolis of Promethea, you’ll control Anu, Octavio, and Fran on the worst day of their lives.
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“Help these three lovable losers as they endeavor to change the world (and maybe even save it)! Face down a planetary invasion, vicious vault monster, and cold-hearted capitalist in this cinematic thrill ride where what happens next is up to you!
“Meet a motley cast full of misfits, assassin bots, and talking guns in this race to the top! It’s time to fight back against exploitation and corporate greed.”
It certainly seems that new characters Anu, Octavio and Fran will be taking the spotlight in this sequel, though I wouldn’t be surprised if Rhys and Fiona make a cameo appearance from the original.
Given the timing of this leak, I’m sure we can expect New Tales from the Borderlands to make an appearance at Gamescom Opening Night Live next week for the full confirmation.
This new Tales from the Borderlands was announced back in April, a fan-pleasing confirmation that one of the best slices of Borderlands narrative was to get a full follow up. The 2014 original is widely regarded as the best of Telltale Games, coming out right at the peak of their popularity and creative powers. However, Gearbox is developing this successor themselves, so we’ll have to hope that they’re able to capture the same style and tone of Telltale’s game, considering that the writing and comedy in Borderlands 3 wasn’t to everyone’s tastes.
Borderlands has been resurgent in the last few years, starting with the plethora of remasters the preceded the release of Borderlands 3, and continuing with new games since then. Tales from the Borderlands spent a little time in the wilderness after the closure and resurrection of Telltale Games, but in 2021, Gearbox showed a sign of intent for preserving their looter shooter franchise by bringing it back to digital stores. The company has continued to expand outside the main game series with spin-offs like Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, and there’s an upcoming movie that’s in post-production with a release slated for sometime this year. Also Borderlands alcohol.
Source: Amazon via VGC
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