New Tales From Borderlands Story and Mature Content Details Revealed
New Tales From Borderlands has received its official story details and a description of its mature content and violence in a rating given by IMDA Singapore.
New Tales From Borderlands will also come with a Deluxe Edition bundle that will contain the prequel, Tales from Borderlands. It will be available for all major platforms including the last-generation consoles and the Nintendo Switch since the game has been rated for these systems.
As for the rating description, have a look at it below.
“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 record in the classification 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 aid of her brother, Octavio, and Fran, the owner of a frozen yoghurt shop. They fight off corporate interests who want to take control of the crystal.
The game is classified M18 for strong violence and gore.
The player controls one of the three protagonists at different points of the game and makes narrative decisions when presented with dialogue or action options. The player may encounter enemies such as humans, robots and mutants. In these encounters, the player needs to successfully press a sequence of buttons in response to on-screen prompts to pass the encounter. Failing to do so often results in death and the player needs to start from the previous checkpoint.
Throughout the course of play, there are depictions of intense violence. One 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 shattering him, leaving behind frozen fragments including a severed limb and head. There are also other strong depictions of violence with details of blood splatter, such as characters being shot in the chest or head, or stabbed in the eye with a pistol grip. In addition, 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 a M18 rating where the 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 coarse language, such as the expletive “f**k” and other words such as “ass”, “shit” and “bastard”.
So the game is rating Mature 18 for strong violence and gore. There might be some spoilers in the description of the text so it is best to avoid them in case you want to go into the story without having any prior knowledge of the characters or the events in the game. As for the new game itself, it appears to feature three protagonists in the lead role. During different points of the story, the controls might switch from one character to the other. QTEs are also expected from the game which is not a surprise since they have been a part of the TellTale classics as well.
Based on this rating, it is easy to assume that the game is due for an announcement at the upcoming Gamescom. Since it was planned to launch in 2022, a release date may be shared during the upcoming Gamescom Opening Night Live along with a first look at the game and its story.
New Tales From Borderlands will be out for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Nintendo Switch.