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First look at gameplay in New Tales from the Borderlands

Posted: Sep 2 2022

Meet the main cast and watch live gameplay of this cinematic adventure!

Make the world a better place, get rich, and exact some sweet revenge in New Tales from the Borderlands! The Gearbox Main Theatre Showcase at PAX West featured a deeper look at our three heroes plus plenty of gameplay.

Nearly 20 minutes of continuous gameplay was revealed, showcasing how your  choices influence how the story plays out. This section from early on in the story finds Anu, Octavio, and Fran in the sewers of Promethea, racing against Tediore to open a dormant Vault. They need to figure out a way past the Tediore guards using either stealth or good old-fashioned violence.  Along the way they must also battle for honor and glory in a Vaultlanders duel, with QTEs deciding the winner of glorious plastic combat!

Eventually, our trio reaches their goal—a bona fide Vault, guarded by fearsome Eridian warriors—and all hell breaks loose. If you missed the live gameplay segment of the show, don't fret; you can watch a video of a playthrough up top!

In the character trailer below, which also debuted during the show, you can quickly familiarize yourself with our three lovable losers. There's Fran, who's royally ticked off at the notoriously cutthroat Tediore CEO Susan Coldwell; Octavio, who dreams of entrepreneurial recognition despite not having an ounce of success to his name; and Anu, who hopes to wield science for the betterment of the universe despite working on a gun manufacturer's gigantic starship.

Pre-order New Tales from the Borderlands before it launches on October 21, 2022 and get the Adventure Capital Pack featuring cosmetics for Anu, Octavio, and Fran, 10,000 in-game currency, and an in-game FL4K Vaultlander collectible!* Stay tuned for more insight into New Tales from the Borderlands in the coming weeks leading up to launch.

If you're at PAX West in-person and in the mood for a free, frosty treat, be sure to swing by Fran's Frogurts in Westlake Park from September 2–4 from 10AM to 6PM daily! Full details on Fran's Frogurts at the show can be found here.

Oh, one more thing: during the Showcase we shared a SHiFT code granting the in-game HOT Loader Vaultlander so you can expand your roster of fierce figurines! Redeem the SHiFT code below here on Borderlands.com or via the Gearbox SHiFT site.**


*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.

**SHiFT code expires 10/21/2024. New Tales from the Borderlands and SHiFT account required to redeem. The code may be redeemed once (1) per SHiFT account.


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