Telltale Games has been pushing out new content at a consistent rate. They seem to keep their fans itching for more while constantly pursuing something new. Their latest effort, Tales From The Borderlands Episode 2: Atlas Mugged, is set to release on March 17th.
Polygon has a brief write-up on the game along with a new trailer that explores some of the dangers that the group will face.
As mentioned in the official description for the trailer...
“The discovery of the Gortys Project fuels a madcap race to find just what the Atlas Corporation was up to prior to Hyperion's takeover of Pandora. Our intrepid heroes are not the only ones on the trail. Vault Hunters, Bounty Hunters, Vasquez, and a giant monster thing with a mouth that looks like a... well, you'll see... are all in pursuit.”
Actually, you don't get to see the giant monster all too well in the trailer, with a mouth that looks like a giant, dripping vagina. Hey, I didn't make or model it. I'm just reporting on it.
But that's not the worst part for the heroes. Rhys, the male lead, is being haunted by the ghost of Handsome Jack, the prime-time villain from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2.
I haven't spent any time with Telltale's rendition of Borderlands, but based on the trailers for Tales from the Borderlands, I have to admit that the game looks a lot more fun (in my opinion) than The Game of Thrones. But again, that's just my opinion. The episodic content from Telltale for the Game of Thrones is just as cutthroat and unforgiving as the HBO television show, without all the gratuitous nudity (for better or for worse). The only problem for me is that the game is slower and a bit more stern-faced than some of Telltale's other projects. I guess I also like that Borderlands has an artistic style that fits the wry humor and dark comedy that the series is known for. If I get more time, I'm definitely going to check out Tales from the Borderlands.
For those of you just joining in on the fun, brace for a stark reality: the game is not a first-person shooter or a straight-up action title. If you're used to Telltale's other titles, then you already know what to expect. If not... well, Tales From The Borderlands is a point-and-click adventure title.
Usually, there are some action segments scattered throughout Telltale's titles that are like the quick-time events found in many other AAA titles. They require a series of button combos and presses to get through multi-route segments that can change, depending on how successful you are in the sequence.
Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2: Atlas Mugged is due out the same day as Battlefield Hardline, March 17th, for home consoles and PC. Need more info? Feel free to pay a visit to the official website.