You don’t have to be a Vault Hunter to find trouble on Pandora.

by Jason Venter

Telltale Games finally has released a bunch more information about Tales from the Borderlands, the episodic series that will be available on a variety of platforms ahead of the end of the year. Some of the biggest news in the announcement came in the form of the revelation that compatible iOS and Android-based devices are on that list.

The press release also announced a new game trailer, along with some final casting details for the title. Telltale Games isn’t ready to share the full list, but we do know that the series “will feature Troy Baker as Rhys, Laura Bailey as Fiona, Chris Hardwick as Vaughn, Erin Yvette as Sasha, Patrick Warburton as Vasquez, and Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack.”

Story details were also shared. As the player, you are in charge of Rhys and his ambitions. He dreams of being the next Handsome Jack, but he’ll never succeed without help from a fellow viewpoint character named Fiona. The two are described in the press release as “unwilling partners in an adventure to recover cash they both think is theirs,” which should add some additional tension to the proceedings as they fight to survive and thrive in a land full of gangsters, bandit lords, and Vault Hunters.

The first episode is called “Zer0 Sum,” but doesn’t have a firm release date that anyone is ready to share. At least on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, episodes will cost $4.99 apiece. There are a total of five episodes, and the option to save money by purchasing the lot of them as a single season for $19.99. That’s like getting a free episode. However, the press release notes that the PC edition’s season will sell at the higher rate of $24.99.

Already, the first episode has been rated by the ESRB. It carries a rating of ‘M’ (Mature), thanks to a generous helping of violence, blood and gore, suggestive themes, and strong language. It is being published digitally by Telltale Games, in partnership with Gearbox Software and 2K Games.

If you would like to get a feel for the style of the series, you’ll want to watch the trailer, which does a great job of presenting things in their most intriguing light. If you can do that and you’re still not interested… you probably don’t like Borderlands all that much.

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