Tales from the Borderlands coming from Telltale and Gearbox in 2014

The VGX kicked off with a world premiere trailer from Telltale Games and Gearbox Studios, who are collaborating on Tales From The Borderlands, a new episodic take on the Borderlands universe set to come in 2014.

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The 2013 VGX kicked off with a world premiere trailer from Telltale Games and Gearbox Studios, who are collaborating on Tales From The Borderlands, a new episodic take on the Borderlands universe, set to come in 2014. Gearbox's Randy Pitchford appeared on the show to note that the game will feature elements from the Borderlands games with brand-new characters, along with Telltale's penchant for decision-based, story-driven gameplay.

The trailer shows off some would-be vault hunters, searching for loot, before closing with the visage of Handsome Jack. It also shows off Borderlands' highly recognizable art style. For a taste of what's coming, check out the trailer below.

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    December 7, 2013 3:07 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Tales from the Borderlands coming from Telltale and Gearbox in 2014.

    The VGX kicked off with a world premiere trailer from Telltale Games and Gearbox Studios, who are collaborating on Tales From The Borderlands, a new episodic take on the Borderlands universe set to come in 2014.

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      December 7, 2013 3:09 PM

      That's... not the partnership I was expecting. Could be cool with folks like Anthony Burch getting to write more dialogue in a way that the player gets to interact with. But I'd also like to see Telltale finish up some of the stuff they've already announced before they start taking on new projects.

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        December 7, 2013 6:18 PM

        Walking Dead S2 and Wolf Among Us should both be finished by next June. These projects are probably for the end of 2014 (which means no more Walking Dead until 2015).

        Do they have anything else announced that I'm forgetting about?

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          December 7, 2013 8:30 PM

          They announced King's Quest at the same time as Fables but I assume that project is dead.

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          December 7, 2013 9:36 PM

          Also, Game of Thrones. And they left Back to the Future on a cliffhanger, but I don't really expect them to do more of that any time soon.

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            December 8, 2013 6:10 AM

            I was wrapping Game of Thrones in with Borderlands as "these projects" for late 2014. :)

            I don't expect more BTTF either. But even if there's not more... well, didn't the first movie do the same sort of thing, not expecting the sequels?

            I wonder how Telltale's sales break out by platform. Both BTTF and Sam and Max never got an XBLA port of their only/last seasons. I wonder how that affected sales.

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      December 7, 2013 7:13 PM

      You know, I am genuinely happy telltale found it's footing. Adventure games of old were awesome, and while these are completely different, I am very happy they got past the Sam & Max episodes.

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      December 7, 2013 7:34 PM

      Guys, remember when Telltale was just a tiny studio making new Sam & Max games?

      They have really grown up now.

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        December 7, 2013 8:45 PM

        Sure...but I also wouldn't mind more Sam'n'Max.

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        December 7, 2013 11:27 PM

        they're still kinda doing the stuff they've always done though, which is licensed adventure games.

        Also I don't wanna say Walking Dead is a fluke, but I would not expect everything they do to be gold every time. They're very experimental, and that's what's great about them. However, it also means that games occasionally fall flat on their face. I bet of the upcoming announced telltale games -- Walking Dead Season 2, Game of Thrones, and this -- at least one of them has a chance of being less-than-stellar.

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          December 8, 2013 4:42 AM

          Fables is already fantastic, wouldn't surprise me if it outdid The Walking Dead.

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      December 8, 2013 2:55 PM

      I'm looking forward to this :)

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