First Trailer For ‘Tales from the Borderlands’ Welcomes You Back To Pandora

Recently, Telltale Games released new information about their “coming soon” Game of Thrones game series and now today they have released the trailer to their five episode series Tales from the Borderlands.

Tales from the Borderlands was announced over a year ago during E3 and Pax Prime and now further details have been released. The game will take place after the events of in Borderlands 2 on the crazy world of Pandora. In regards to the story, Telltale Games has said:

“You’ll play as Rhys, a Hyperion ‘suit’ with dreams of being the next Handsome Jack, and Fiona, a Pandoran con artist looking to score her biggest ever swindle. Thrown together as unwilling partners in an adventure to recover cash they both think is theirs, their journey will take you on a wild ride where gangsters, bandit lords, and Vault Hunters are just some of the obstacles you’ll encounter, in this new take on the award-winning universe created by Gearbox Software.”

The first Borderlands didn’t have quite the memorable story-line. In fact, many say it doesn’t have one at all.  However Borderlands 2 has a more specific synopsis; it begins with new Vault Hunters (new set of playable characters) needing to restore peace to the planet of Pandora now that Handsome Jack has declared himself the Dictator.

It’s not certain whether or not knowledge of the previous games (including the Pre-sequel) will be needed before playing Tales from the Borderlands.

As for the trailer, the not-so-loveable villain Handsome Jack explains just where in the timeline of the Borderlands franchise Tales from the Borderlands begins, then leads into the “real” trailer featuring the two protagonists Rhys and Fiona who seem to be working together to recover money that has been “stolen” from them. Explosions, robots, fist fights, guns and a quick glimpse of Handsome Jack are all featured and the editing is quite similar to movie trailers.

They have also released information on voice actors for Rhys, Fiona, and other characters with “much to be revealed.”

As of right now, you can save 10% if you pre-order the game now on Steam. Tales from the Borderlands will be playable on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC/Mac. It will also be available for Android devices sometime before the end of this year.

Unlike for the Game of Thrones game series, Telltale didn’t mention anything about Tales from the Borderlands “coming soon” — which means the release date is still up in the air. But considering it’s available to pre-order and actually has a trailer depicting gameplay and storyline (unlike the Game of Throne series), it’ll probably be released sooner than later.