Tales from the Borderlands features two (lying) protagonists

By Steve Watts, Mar 10, 2014 7:20am PDT

Telltale and Gearbox have taken the wraps off of Tales from the Borderlands, the narrative-driven partnership announced last year. In a panel at the SXSW conference over the weekend, the studios outlined the story as told from two perspectives: a con-artist named Fiona and a Hyperion worker named Rhys.

Like the rest of the Borderlands games, this one will be set on Pandora, after the events of Borderlands 2 while the planet itself is going through changes. It features both primary characters explaining their sides of a story. Both are exaggerated, and the player is meant to notice that the two don't line up. Telltale's Kevin Bruner called both of their accounts a "Big Fish version" of events. Familiar faces from Borderlands are said to make an appearance as cameos, but they won't be the focus.

It will aim for Borderlands' humorous tone, but Telltale did note that it will rely on making choices. Further fusing the two studios' sensibilities, it will have a Telltale take on the shooting segments, and each character will have their own unique abilities. And in contrast to Walking Dead, which made you choose between two undesirable options, Telltale says it wants this game to feature two options in which you wish you could do both.

You can check out the full panel yourself in the video below.

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