It's time to Make Mayhem Your Business in this new narrative adventure!
So you want to hear a story, eh? Say hello to New Tales from the Borderlands! This standalone, choice-based interactive narrative adventure is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store on October 21, 2022. Pre-order New Tales from the Borderlands now and get the Adventure Capital Pack (details below!)*
Earlier today, Gearbox Entertainment founder Randy Pitchford joined host Geoff Keighley during Gamescom Opening Night Live to debut the New Tales from the Borderlands announcement trailer.
This raucous adventure takes place within the perpetually war-torn metropolis of Promethea, where you'll control Anu, Octavio, and Fran on the worst day of their lives. Help these three lovable losers as they endeavor to change the world (and maybe even save it)!
Face down a planetary invasion, vicious vault monster, and cold-hearted capitalists in this cinematic thrill ride where what happens next is up to you! Meet a motley cast full of misfits, assassin bots, and talking guns in this race to the top!
It's time to fight back against exploitation and corporate greed. It's time to Make Mayhem Your Business!
New Tales from the Borderlands features three playable characters: altruistic scientist Anu, her ambitious, "streetwise" brother Octavio, and the fierce, frogurt-slinging Fran. With nothing left to lose and everything to gain, you'll claw and con your way through this thrilling journey full of gun-toting goons, otherworldly beasts, and delicious tacos.
Along with their unique perspectives, each protagonist has their own gadget to help out during exploration and intense situations alike. Anu can scan objects using her high-tech glasses, Octavio can pull up people's social media info and hack certain devices with his wrist-mounted ECHOdex, and Fran can punch her way through problems or freeze them solid using the built-in accessories of her hoverchair.
The decisions you make determine how your story ends in unexpected ways. Whether it's Anu's vision of a universe that markets more than weapons, Octavio's dreams of fame and fortune, or Fran's frosty plot for revenge, their success or failure depends on you.
The story takes place within a year after the events of Borderlands 3, with familiar faces and locales that fans will recognize—but you don't need to have played any previous Borderlands game to enjoy this self-contained story.
This five-part adventure is delivered all at once, so you can play it at your own pace when the game launches on October 21.
There are two editions of New Tales from the Borderlands, both of which are available for pre-order now. The Standard Edition (Digital Only) includes the full game, while the Deluxe Edition (Digital + Physical) includes the full game plus the original Tales from the Borderlands so you can experience the previous narrative adventure set in the Borderlands universe!**
When you pre-order New Tales from the Borderlands, you'll get access to the Adventure Capital Pack, featuring cosmetics for Anu, Octavio, and Fran, 10,000 in-game currency, and an in-game FL4K Vaultlander collectible.* The in-game currency can be used to purchase additional cosmetics so you can customize each protagonist's look, whereas the FL4K Vaultlander will build out your in-game collection for epic plasticine combat.
Vaultlanders is a minigame where you battle to the DEATH (with small plastic figures). Throughout the story, there are surprise encounters where you’ll need to engage in plastic figurine warfare, attacking and dodging the enemy figurine via Quick Time Events. These battles are for keeps, as the victor takes the loser’s Vaultlander for their collection! As you play, you can acquire more Vaultlanders through glorious combat and by finding them hidden throughout the environment.
Be sure to check out the New Tales from the Borderlands homepage for more info and updates, as well as the New Tales from the Borderlands FAQ page. We can't wait for you to experience the unexpected twists, heartwarming emotion, and classic Borderlands humor of New Tales from the Borderlands when it launches on October 21!
*Pre-order offer available through October 20, 2022. Digital pre-orders: Adventure Capital Pack will be delivered via game at launch. Physical pre-orders: Adventure Capital Pack will be delivered via code in box to be redeemed in game. Terms apply.
**Digital orders of New Tales from the Borderlands (Deluxe Edition) on Xbox, PlayStation and PC: a digital copy of Tales from the Borderlands will be automatically entitled at time of pre-order or purchase. Digital orders of New Tales from the Borderlands (Deluxe Edition) on Nintendo Switch: a digital copy of Tales from the Borderlands will be automatically entitled at launch. Physical orders of New Tales from the Borderlands (Deluxe Edition): a digital copy of Tales from the Borderlands will be delivered via code in box. Terms apply. Tales from the Borderlands will be delivered for the same platform format and to the platform account associated with the pre-order or purchase.