The company recently unveiled their plans to make an episodic series of games for both the Game of Thrones and Borderlands franchises. The Game of Thrones universe is a massively popular one based on the Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R.R Martin which was catapulted to global status with the HBO television series. Telltale are collaborating with HBO to develop the title and will no doubt attract a huge audience by obtaining such a well-loved franchise.
The Borderlands franchise does not quite have the same widespread popularity, but it definitely has a significant following in the gaming universe. A trailer was released for Tales from the Borderlands which seems to place an emphasis on the hilariously evil and charismatic villain Handsome Jack, the antagonist from Borderlands 2, in some kind of virtual form. This can only be a good thing as Handsome Jack is arguably one of the best aspects of the franchise. Let’s hope that Claptrap gets a moment too. Who doesn’t love an annoying dancing robot?
After the success of The Walking Dead, Telltale have been going from strength to strength and their involvement in these franchises shows that there is a certain expectation in them to deliver. Their story driven episodic games have shown that there is more to video games than just kill streaks and advanced weaponry , so here’s hoping that their take on these two different universes can continue to show how a good story based game can be just as enjoyable as any other.
In other Telltale news, the second season of The Walking Dead game is due for release next week, continuing Clementine’s story and most likely breaking our hearts all over again. Thanks for the tears Telltale.