Telltale and Gearbox Teaming Up for Episodic Borderlands

Telltale and Gearbox Teaming Up for Episodic Borderlands

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Tales From the Borderlands is the next episodic series from the makers of The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us.

This year's Spike Video Game Awards, rebranded as VGX, kicked off with a pretty unexpected announcement: Telltale Games is teaming up with Gearbox Software to make an episodic game set in the Borderlands universe. Tales of the Borderlands, due out in 2014, will feature the Gearbox Software series' distinctive art style, if the teaser trailer shown is any indication.

No further information about the game was revealed beyond a brief trailer, so we'll have to wait for more details. Telltale Games has been pretty busy lately; it recently released the first episode of The Wolf Among Us, with The Walking Dead Season 2 due to start later this month.

If I had to guess what episodic series Telltale would work on next, I don't think Borderlands would have been anywhere near the top of the list, but the team-up with Gearbox certainly has potential. It's cool to see that other developers trust Telltale's approach to episodic gaming; who knows, maybe we'll see even more unexpected pair-ups in the future.

We'll have more news from the VGX throughout the night, so stay tuned.

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Will we ever see a Sam and Max season 4? I'd like to see that with the new level of attention Telltale is getting.

This sounds... Really interesting, I have to say. I just hope it makes me excited to play borderlands again. I can support this.

Guys, it's great in all that you've hit it big and are now getting all the good IPs, but what about that other game?

You know, the one released 2 months ago.

That's still on its first episode.

The Wolf Among Us

I'm a little worried that TellTale may be spreading themselves too thin. But hey, if they can make it work, more power to them.

RaikuFA:
Will we ever see a Sam and Max season 4? I'd like to see that with the new level of attention Telltale is getting.

I WISH. That would make my year.

Count me in. For those wondering what the trailer actually is...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwyLR3Dutas

What rubbish. Think is i like Borderlands but im never trusting episodic gaming ever since valve fucked up by not releasing ep3 and made me waste money on ep1 and ep2 and get 2/3rds of a story they have no intention of finishing. So as much as i am interested in this and i hope they finish it properly. I will wait for a complete edition to be released.

HYPE! HYPEHYPEHYPE! God, I loved what they did with Claptrap in "Poker Night 2".
That with Handsome Jack?! I'M FUCKING IN! XD

I am optimistic about this one. It doesn't look like the player characters will be the same as the rest of the Borderlands series so hopefully there will be enough room for telling their story in the world

Well that is unexpected, even with Claptrap in Poker Night 2.

Telltale have certainly been getting lots of new love and IP's to play with haven't they?

Great, so now we have a small studio that produces episodic games at a relatively slow pace and they now have 4 games on the go. I felt like it was possible for them to work on The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead Season 2 at the same time, but now promising all that plus Game of Thrones and Borderlands. Guys please just finish the game you put out 2 months ago!

praetor_alpha:
Count me in. For those wondering what the trailer actually is...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwyLR3Dutas

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Sounds good to me! I always felt that the series was limited by it's multiplayer-shooter focus. It's so crazy and colorful; we just have to see more of that world.

Phrozenflame500:
Guys, it's great in all that you've hit it big and are now getting all the good IPs, but what about that other game?

You know, the one released 2 months ago.

That's still on its first episode.

The Wolf Among Us

Episode 2 is coming out in January.

SonOfVoorhees:
What rubbish. Think is i like Borderlands but im never trusting episodic gaming ever since valve fucked up by not releasing ep3 and made me waste money on ep1 and ep2 and get 2/3rds of a story they have no intention of finishing. So as much as i am interested in this and i hope they finish it properly. I will wait for a complete edition to be released.

While I completely understand after the Episode 3 fiasco, Telltale have made their bread and butter doing episodic releases. They know what they're doing, so it's a pretty safe bet they'll get the job done.

Hopefully this will go well. I would really like to see more IP being passed around a bit. I would love to have Telltale get their hands on Mass Effect. "C-Sec Stories: Life in the Wards" could be spawn a good number of stories I think.

Telltale is going to crash and burn so hard or delay stuff forever.

Phrozenflame500:
Guys, it's great in all that you've hit it big and are now getting all the good IPs, but what about that other game?

You know, the one released 2 months ago.

That's still on its first episode.

The Wolf Among Us

I think that and Walking Dead season 2 are already written or close to being written. They just need to be coded and debugged and stuff.

Whilst it's interesting I'm concerned that they are taking on too much at once, although maybe they've already finish Wolf Amongst Us and Walking Dead though and are being mean by drip feeding us rather than releasing all of the episodes at once.

Plus I still want a TT Discworld game. I'll settle for Sam & Max though.

Well Borderlands certainly has amazing lore doesn't it, such as... the um... references to other pop culture things I guess?

Okay I remember the first game having the potential for interesting lore, but the second game was just crappy humour and a plot that didn't make any god damn sense. It didn't bother me that much however, since the first one wasn't my cup of tea. I guess I just don't see what can really be explored here. Also I hate the humour of Borderlands since it either goes for dumb dumb funny man said butt, or it references things hoping for a laugh instead of actually trying to parody anything.

Although, some moments are just pure fucking gold. Mainly in the first game though, like the Zombie Island DLC and how one of the mission characters dies is funny. Telltale have their own brand of humour which I much prefer to Gearbox humour, so I wonder how they will clash at least.

Ed130:
To embed youtube videos use [ ] and put youtube=XXXXXXXXXX inside them, where X is the characters after the = in the URL.

Sorry, I totally forgot how that worked. I put the youtube=entireURL in there instead of your XXXXXXXXXX, and it barfed on me.

The trailer looks pretty cool. My guess from it is that Jack downloaded his brain into the Hyperion network. I loved Borderlands 2's story but the primary reason Borderlands 2 was tied for my GOTY last year is because of its awesome gameplay. I'm sure it'll be good though since more Handsome Jack is always a good thing.

CriticalMiss:
Plus I still want a TT Discworld game.

Just the thought makes me moist in the loins. As long as a good portion was in Ankh-Morpork, all my money would be theirs.

This has to be one of the dumbest things I've heard of. As much as I'm not a fan of interactive movies, Walking Dead and Game of Thrones I can semi understand using the outdated point and click crap, but Borderlands Mai attraction is the gunplay, loot, and playing with friends, not pointing and clicking to watch Claptrap do annoying things

praetor_alpha:

Ed130:
To embed youtube videos use [ ] and put youtube=XXXXXXXXXX inside them, where X is the characters after the = in the URL.

Sorry, I totally forgot how that worked. I put the youtube=entireURL in there instead of your XXXXXXXXXX, and it barfed on me.

No worries, I didn't know how to embed for years and I still make mistakes. Hence why I always check a youtube post before submitting.

 

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