According to an updated Amazon listing, New Tales From the Borderlands will be hitting shelves on October 21, 2022. The title will reportedly be available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
First announced at PAX East, Gearbox confirmed the game on Twitter in April. Details have been scarce ever since, with the dev team only promising “a new adventure, new characters, and new tales.”
New adventure, new characters, new tales.
— GearboxOfficial (@GearboxOfficial) April 21, 2022
The first game, Tales from the Borderlands, was released in 2014 and 2015 in an episodic style, taking place between Borderlands 2 and Borderlands 3. The title followed Rhys, a Hyperion employee with a cybernetic eye, and Fiona, a sassy con artist, who join forces to open up a vault. While the two have enough obstacles to overcome over the course of each episode, things become more complicated when Rhys is injected with an AI of Handsome Jack, the major antagonist from Borderlands 2.
New Tales from the Borderlands is likely to appear during Gamescom next week, with many speculating that a trailer may be shown during Gamescom Opening Night Live.
“Take a stand against ruthless corporate overlords in this narrative-driven adventure,” the Amazon product description reads. “Within the perpetually war-torn metropolis of Promethea, 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 capitalist 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.”
The Amazon page also reveals that the game will cost $50 on all platforms. This is a massive upcharge when compared to the first title, which only cost $25 for all five episodes. This may imply that New Tales from the Borderlands will be a lengthier game, as the first installment only took around 10 hours total to complete.
This month, 2K announced that the Borderlands franchise has shipped over 75 million units to date.
If the leaked Amazon information is to be believed, fans can expect to play New Tales from the Borderlands on October 21, 2022.