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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