Tons of Tales from the Borderlands 2 information leaked

Back in April, we got the good news that Tales from the Borderlands would be getting a sequel, this time being developed by Gearbox themselves (they’re also making the main Borderlands series) instead of Telltale Games who made the original adventure.

But since then it’s been very quiet. But now we have a very, very reliable sign that a proper reveal is about to happen at any moment. Like so many times before, it was an age-rating organization that spilled a ton of beans. This time it was IMDA Singapore who rated the adventure by age and thanks to that, we now know that it will be a violent game with a lot of bad language.

Since the information is so comprehensive that it borders on spoilers, we have included the full age rating result below the image for you to read. If you’d rather wait for an official demo, it’s probably not far at all, as the age ratings are usually pretty close to the actual release. We’re guessing it’ll be showcased at Gamescom next week.

“New Tales From The Borderlands Deluxe Edition” is a compilation of “Tales From the Borderlands” and its sequel “New Tales From The Borderlands”. The compilation is rated M18 for strong violence and gore. For more information on “Tales From The Borderlands”, please refer to the game’s entry in the Ranking Database.

“New Tales From The Borderlands” is an adventure game set on the futuristic planet of Pandora. The game revolves around Anu, a scientist who seeks to harness a crystal with healing powers with the help of her brother, Octavio, and Fran, the owner of a frozen yogurt shop. They fight corporate interests that want to take control of the crystal.

The game is rated M18 for strong violence and gore.

The player controls one of three protagonists at different points in the game and makes narrative decisions when presented with dialogue or action options. The player can encounter enemies such as humans, robots, and mutants. In these encounters, the player must successfully press a sequence of buttons in response to on-screen prompts to successfully complete the encounter. Failure to do so often results in death and the player must start over at the previous checkpoint.

Throughout the game, there are depictions of intense violence. An example of such an encounter results in either a man stabbing a woman in the neck or on the top of her head; or the woman freezing the man and smashing him, leaving behind frozen fragments, including a severed limb and head. There are also other strong depictions of violence with blood spatter detail, such as figures being shot in the chest or head, or stabbed in the eye with a pistol grip. Additionally, there are depictions of gore such as a woman seen with a severed leg and a sequence where a character attempts to reattach a severed head to a corpse using a metal rod. Overall, these depictions would be more appropriate under an M18 rating where classification guidelines allow “depictions of realistic violence, such as killing, maiming, or causing other serious injury to humanoid characters”.

The game contains some use of foul language, such as the expletive “f**k” and other words such as “ass”, “shit”, and “bastard”.

Tales from the Borders 2

Thanks Twisted Voxel