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Tales from the Borderlands detailed at SXSW

Telltale Games' take on Gearbox shooter to feature two playable protagonists

The first details for Tales from the Borderlands have emerged during a gaming panel at SXSW in Texas.

During the panel "Two Sides to Every Story - Tales from the Borderlands Unveiled at SXSW" developers from both Telltale Games and Gearbox discussed the story of the episodic adventure.


Polygon reports that the game will feature two playable protagonists who narrate the story, however their stories are rife with discrepancies.

Telltale Games Kevin Bruner explains that "you never really play what actually happened, you're playing this Big Fish version of what happened."

Footage of the game was not shown, however Telltale's Harrison Pink compared it to The Walking Dead in that players will be forced to choose between two options, however the outcomes in Tales from the Borderlands will be far more desirable than the options faced in The Walking Dead.

Set in the world of Pandora and following the events of Borderlands 2, the humour of Gearbox's series will remain, and as Bruner says " have to have crazy, over-the-top action scenes, or it's not a Borderlands game."

Gearbox writer Anthony Burch says Tales from the Borderlands is about the people of Pandora, and not about characters from the series, though they will make an appearance. It's a way to expand on the universe, and "more about schmos trying to get by...that makes the world feel much more real."

Telltale Games is also currently working on The Wolf Among Us, a series based on Bill Willingham's critically acclaimed comic series Fables, and a Game of Thrones series.

The latest episode of Telltale's The Walking Dead Season 2 was rolled out on all platforms last week.