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.

Details Released for ‘Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series’

In December of 2013, TellTale Games uploaded an announcement trailer for Game of Thrones: A TellTale Game Series. The trailer itself (above) doesn’t reveal much of anything related to gameplay, narrative, graphics or storylines for the upcoming game. It does feature music from the HBO hit show (as HBO and TellTale created a partnership for the creation of this game) and teases about a “new chapter beginning in Westeros” sometime in 2014.

Clearly, we’re in the final stretch of 2014 and TellTale has finally posted some prominent information about the game on this early November 11th morning.

The game series starts towards the end of Season 3 and ends near the beginning of Season 5 of the Game of Thrones TV show. Popular locations from the series, The Wall and King’s Landing to name a couple, can and will be key locations while playing. House Forrester, a familiar name in George R. R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons but not yet included in the television series, will also be a big component of the game.

Characters you play will all be from House Forrester and spread out all over Westeros. House Forrester is located in the north by Wolfswood, seated on Ironrath, and have shown great loyalty to House Stark.

Your objective is to the save the house from destruction. Your actions have consequences which are magnified by the five characters you can play as. Telltale states,

“Playing as five characters not only reflects the epic scope of Game of Thrones, but is also something that the player needs to be mindful of. This is because the actions of one character can ripple out to affect the rest of House Forrester. Multiply the actions of one character by five, and you’re truly playing the Game of Thrones…where you win, or you die.”

TellTale Games director J Stauffer also teased about the release of more information:

Perhaps we’ll get an updated release date? Fingers crossed.

For now, what we do know is the Game of Thrones series will be available to download “soon” on PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS and more.

As a lover of all things Game of Thrones, I’m excited to see what direction TellTale Games plans to take with this series. They have done amazing things with the beloved The Walking Dead game series and their newer project, The Wolf Among Us. They also have a trailer for the new Tales from the Borderlands series they are working on. In similar style, I expect the Game of Thrones game series to be episode-based and released with a gap between each chapter. But no such details have been stated thus far.

Official Release Date/Trailers for “The Wolf Among Us,” “Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments”

Here are a few things The Wolf Among Us: Smoke & Mirrors and Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments have in common: they’re both investigation/adventure video games, they both feature offbeat, gruesome-murder-solving protagonists, they’re both set for release early 2014, and I need both games like I need air.

After fans waited for months with no status update on The Wolf Among Us‘ second episode, “Smoke & Mirrors,” Telltale Games has announced an official release date of February 4 for PC, Mac, and Playstation 3, and February 5 for Xbox 360. They’ve also been kind enough to drop a trailer where main character Bigby Wolf – that’s the infamous Big Bad Wolf, for those unfamiliar with the game or Bill Willingham’s comic series Fable – ominously declares, “Everyone has a weakness. You just have to find where it is… and push.”

Following the shocking events at the end of episode one, “Faith,” players will follow a vengeful Bigby as he attempts to unravel the murder mystery surrounding Fabletown, before he unravels himself. A point-and-click adventure game, The Wolf Among Us seems more or less linear (there are a few action scenes in the first episode, and there are a few difficult choices you can make, but so far at least these choices don’t seem to make a huge difference in plot) – but this in no way detracts from the gorgeous atmosphere and storytelling the game offers.

However, for those who want their investigation games a little more… well, deduction-y, there’s Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, developed by independent studio Frogwares. Players will step into the shoes (boots? loafers?) of Holmes himself as he attempts to solve several cases involving murder, theft, or kidnappings. As Sherlock and plucky sidekick John Watson scour crime scenes for clues, all the information will be stored onto a “deduction board,” from which you’ll be able to connect the dots and hopefully solve the crimes. A glimpse of this gameplay mechanic can be seen in the below trailer:

Here’s the cool thing about Crimes & Punishments: due to this mechanic, there are a lot of different conclusions you could draw, and thus a variety of suspects you can point the finger at. You might not always be right, and even if you are, there might be a lot more to the story – leading to the player having to make some hard moral choices. And suddenly the title’s reference to Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment makes perfect sense on multiple levels.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments will be released in the second quarter of 2014 for PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360.

Photo credits: Telltale Games, Focus Home Interactive

Telltale Games Confirms Upcoming “Game of Thrones” Video Game In Teaser Trailer

It’s true, folks. It’s really, really true.

Rumors have been swirling about video game publisher Telltale Games – the glorious people responsible for The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us – working on a new project based on hit book series and HBO show Game of Thrones. With this announcement trailer, Telltale Games has made those rumors super duper official.

Naturally, the trailer doesn’t show us much of anything, and the given release date of “2014” is as vague as possible, but hey! We’re getting a Game of Thrones game. And based on how amazing The Walking Dead was, and how much I loved episode one of The Wolf Among Us, I foresee much enjoyment to come from Telltale’s new project.

Now, all I need is an actual release date for “Smoke and Mirrors” and I’ll be the happiest camper in the world.

“The Walking Dead: Season 2” Reveal Trailer

“The Walking Dead: Season Two” continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in a world gone mad.

Many months have passed since the events seen in Season One of The Walking Dead, and Clementine is searching for safety. But what can an ordinary child do to stay alive when the living can be just as bad – and sometimes worse – than the dead?

As Clementine, you will be tested by situations and dilemmas that will test your morals and your instinct for survival. Your decisions and actions will change the story around you, in this sequel to 2012’s Game of the Year.

In Season 2 of The Walking Dead game, you play as Clementine, one of the most prominent and popular characters from the first season of Telltale Games’ Walking Dead series. Furthermore, decisions you made in the first season of the game and in 400 Days will affect your story in Season 2.

Are you excited? You can pre-order the game here.

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