New Tales from the Borderlands confirmed by 2K and Gearbox

Following the unfortunate leak, thanks to Amazon, Gearbox and 2K have officially announced New Tales from the Borderlands. New Tales from the Borderlands is “a new standalone, choice-based interactive narrative adventure set in the Borderlands universe” coming to PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

Taking the action away from Pandora, New Tales from the Borderlands focuses on Promethea which first appeared in Borderlands 3, although had been mentioned in the series before. Three underdogs will be the heroes of this story as players will take control of the stories of “altruistic scientist Anu, her ambitious “streetwise” brother Octavio, and the fierce, frogurt-flinging Fran.”

“Players will face down a planetary invasion, vicious vault monster, and cold-hearted capitalists in this cinematic thrill ride where what happens next depends on their decisions. Every choice big or small can impact how the story unfolds, often in unexpected ways, and only by playing through the game will players fully understand how their decisions can change the Borderlands,” 2K said.

New Tales from the Borderlands

While New Tales from the Borderlands is being developed by Gearbox and led by Gearbox Quebec, key members of the Telltale Games team who created Tales from the Borderlands have partnered with Gearbox on this game. Gearbox says players should look forward to the following;

  • THE UNDERDOG STORY OF THREE LOVABLE LOSERS – Decide the fates of altruistic scientist Anu, her ambitious, “streetwise” brother Octavio, and the fierce, frogurt-slinging Fran. With nothing left to lose and everything to gain, you’ll claw and con your way through this thrilling five-part story;
  • AN EXTRAORDINARY CINEMATIC ADVENTURE – The Borderlands aren’t just home to Vault Hunters, psychos, and weapons-corp CEOs; they’re full of downtrodden, intrepid civilians just trying to get by. With a host of returning and fresh faces, this unforgettable tale is sure to delight fans new and old;
  • YOUR CHOICES SHAPE THE OUTCOME – The decisions you make determine how your story ends in unexpected ways. Whether it’s Anu’s vision of a universe that markets more than weapons, Octavio’s dreams of fame and fortune, or Fran’s frosty plot for revenge, their success or failure depends on you.

Pre-ordering will snag you cosmetics for Anu, Octavio and Fran, 10,000 in-game currency and a special in-game FL4K collectible. There are two editions to choose from; Standard and Deluxe. Only the Deluxe Edition is available physically and includes a copy of Tales from the Borderlands. Digital purchases on PC, PlayStation and Xbox will receive a digital copy of Tales from the Borderlands automatically on pre-order or purchase. Digital purchases on Switch will receive a digital copy of Tales from the Borderlands at launch. Physical purchases of the Deluxe Edition will receive a code to download Tales from the Borderlands.

The Standard Edition will retail for $59.95 AUD/ $69.95 NZD and the Deluxe Edition will retail for $79.95 AUD/ $89.95 NZD.

New Tales from the Borderlands will be available on October 21, 2022, for PC (Steam and EGS), PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
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