New Tales from the Borderlands Shows First Look at Expanded Gameplay – That’s Gaming

New Tales from the Borderlands Shows First Look at Expanded Gameplay – That’s Gaming
New Tales from the Borderlands Shows First Look at Expanded Gameplay – That’s Gaming

During the Gearbox Showcase at PAX West, 2K and Gearbox Software revealed a first look at expanded gameplay for New Tales from the Borderlands, a standalone choice-based interactive narrative adventure set in the Borderlands universe. The reveal came along with a thrilling character trailer, which provides a deeper look at the three lovable losers players will control on their adventures.

New Tales from the Borderlands was developed by Gearbox Software, who collaborated with key alumni of the original Telltale Games story team to create the all-new story. This spiritual successor continues the same daring sense of adventure and storytelling with a standalone story full of heartwarming emotion, a new cast and classic Borderlands humor.

Comprehensive look at gameplay
In the recently revealed gameplay footage, fans get a first taste of the deep, gritty cinematic adventure where the Borderlands’ ruthless corporations, powerful universe-changing Vault technology and three ordinary citizens collide. Highlights include:

  • Every choice counts. Every choice you make can affect how your story unfolds, often in unexpected ways. Only by playing the game will you fully understand how your decisions can change Borderlands;
  • Impact of Quick Time Events. Succeeding or failing in QTEs has a tangible impact on your adventure, sometimes leading to a premature end and other times giving your story an unexpected twist;
  • Immersive images. In addition to stunning environments, New Tales from the Borderlands uses vastly improved movements and facial animations, using performance capture and facial mapping technology for the first time in a Borderlands title.

Three sympathetic losers
Those interested in learning more about the protagonists of New Tales from the Borderlands can check out the new character trailer, featuring the altruistic scientist Anu, her ambitious, streetwise brother Octavio and the ferocious, frogurt-throwing Fran.

  • Anuradha Dahr: Although Anuradha (Anu) may not be comfortable in a social environment, she has no problem solving problems! Anu can see complex calculations and probabilities and solve puzzles with her Tech Glasses. This do-it-yourselfer dreams of a world where nobody has to kill to get ahead;
  • Octavio Wallace Dahr: Anu’s adopted brother, Octavio, can be a bit full of himself. According to him, he is the most popular resident of Meridian City, with a long list of contacts to back it up. His ability to access information is second to none! Octavio’s big break hasn’t come yet, but he desperately wants to own his own business and earn a lot of money;
  • Fran MiscowiczI: Fran takes care of all the action from her glider full of gadgets. Fran’s frogurt store was hit by a Maliwan laser and is now out for revenge on the people who vandalized her store. She will do everything in her power to protect her friends and hopefully get the insurance money owed, or the insurance company will have to deal with her directly.

Every choice players make, big or small, will determine the fate of each character in unexpected ways. Whether it’s Anu’s vision of a universe that sells more than weapons, Octavio’s dreams of fame and fortune, or Fran’s icy plot for revenge, their success or failure depends on decisions made during gameplay. Only through play will players fully understand how their decisions can change the Borderlands.

New Tales from the Borderlands will be available worldwide on October 21, 2022, for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.

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