It’s hard to believe that the tragic closing of Telltale Games was only a year-and-a-half ago. After a devastating series of layoffs in September 2018, the San Rafael-based adventure game developer filed for bankruptcy and closed its doors a mere two weeks later. Numerous Telltale sequels such as The Wolf Among Us 2 and Game of Thrones: Season 2 had to be cancelled. Some good news for gamers is that after LCG Entertainment acquired the Telltale brand, the now-Malibu-based Telltale has begun collaborating with developers like AdHoc Studio (founded by former Telltale employees) to develop new games such as The Wolf Among Us 2, which was announced at The Game Awards 2019. Also, if a couple videos that have surfaced online are any indicator, we may see some new content and possibly a sequel for 2015’s fan-favorite Tales from the Borderlands too!

Tales from the Borderlands

Tales from the Borderlands was originally released episodically starting in November 2014, with gamers and critics alike praising the game for its characters, humor, and faithfulness to the source material. (Telltale)

First surfacing on Reddit, a minute-and-a-half trailer (split into two videos, because Imgur only captures videos up to 60 seconds) plays on a monitor. Set to the song “Working For The Weekend” by Loverboy, the trailer reveals a game called “Tales from the Borderlands: Redux”. Apparently a collaboration between Telltale Games, Gearbox Software, 2K Games, and the aforementioned AdHoc Studio, Tales from the Borderlands: Redux is apparently a re-release of the original game with new content such as developer commentary, codex entries (stylized as “World of Curiosities Exhibits”), concept art, and other unused content from the original release.

The big reveal is at least 10 minutes (the framing cuts off the first digit) of new content in the form of a new bonus “mini-episode”. Based on the game footage shown in the trailer, the mini-episode will apparently follow the story of Rhys and Fiona after they entered the Vault of The Traveler, ending their story on a cliffhanger when they disappeared. Hopefully, the mini-episode will manage to fill the gaps in the Borderlands timeline between Tales from the Borderlands and Rhys’s cameo in Borderlands 3.

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Rhys from Borderlands 3

In Borderlands 3, the player meets a mustachioed Rhys (now voiced by Ray Chase) on the planet Promethea, having rebuilt the Atlas Corporation as its new CEO. (Telltale)

However, undoubtedly the trailer’s biggest tease is after revealing that Tales from the Borderlands: Redux has a 2020 release date. The screen flickers and then shows just a single digit: “2”. Whether the new LCG-controlled Telltale intends to follow through or not, it is clearly a sign that a second season of Tales from the Borderlands is in the making (if production hasn’t started already).

No official confirmation has been given yet by any of the studios reportedly involved. However, given that AdHoc’s CCO, Pierre Shorette, was Senior Lead Writer for Tales from the Borderlands, and Borderlands 3 writer Sam Winkler has publicly shared his desire to write a second season for Tales from the Borderlands, we at Geek Girl Authority are inclined to believe this rumor might be more fact than fiction.

But what do you think? Are you excited about new Tales from the Borderlands content, or are you content to leave that particular treasure buried in Telltale’s Vault? GGA is your key to all the news about Tales from the Borderlands, Telltale, and more!

 

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