Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Continues Borderlands' Chaotic Rebirth
Rumors suggested that 2K and Gearbox Software would reveal a new Borderlands game at this year’s E3/Summer Game Fest. Those rumors were right. We just got our first, brief glimpse of Tiny Tiny’s Wonderlands, a fantasy-themed spin-off of the popular looter-shooter. Featuring deeper character class customization and magic spells alongside wacky weaponry, Wonderlands looks like a Borderlands game we’ve never seen before.
This announcement shouldn’t have surprised us, even if it hadn’t been leaked ahead of time. Since its 2009 launch, Borderlands has not-so-quietly become an extremely big deal.
Looter-shooter games are all the rage these days. From The Division to Outriders, these action-RPGs pair perfectly with the addictive games-as-a-service formula. But when Borderlands debuted, the idea of bolting Diablo-style progression onto a co-op, first-person shooter was still very novel. In fact, Destiny was still five years away. To help people wrap their minds around the concept, the game's marketing team came up with the appealing “Skyrim with guns” pitch. Travel the expansive world, find guns, finish quests, find even better guns. Repeat.
Borderlands also featured a distinct, cel-shaded art …
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