On Saturday, December 7th, 2013, during the much anticipated VGx Awards on Spike TV, there was a surprise announcement made. Telltale Games, in partnership with Gearbox, announced a new game – that takes place in the world of Pandora, the setting for the Borderlands series of games. It came as a complete surprise too, with no indication that the two game studios were cooperating on anything. Really, the only indication at any point was probably the fact that the two studios had staff chatting together at last year’s VGx.
It appears that the cooperation was limited to the sharing of assets and of the game IP, as the games storytelling and development was mainly handled by Telltale. With Telltales’ recent successful games The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, this is just as well and a pretty exciting announcement. If you enjoy the Borderlands Universe and enjoyed either of those two tiles from Telltale, this will certainly be the game for you.
The game was presented as a brand new way to immerse yourself in the world of Vault Hunters and Gunzerkers with a brand new cast of characters as well as old ones. The VGx premier showed us two wannabe vault hunters featured as the new protagonists and the trailer also featured a visit from Handsome Jack. The reps from the two game studios also mentioned that you’ll also get to meet and interact with many new characters as well as old ones from the previous games – maybe even Claptrap? Who knows? The game is scheduled to come out in 2014.