After several leaks over the past week teased it, Gearbox has now made it official: Borderlands spin-off Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is real, and it’s coming early in 2022.
Our first look at Wonderlands does not betray much of how close it will be to traditional Borderlands games, but it does provide a hell of a setting. An unknown new character stands by an anvil and forges a very shiny pistol which he then uses to fight a nearby dragon, helped midway by the beloved farting Butt Stallion.
The trailer ends with Tiny Tina herself seeming to add her name to the title, demanding the audience “roll for initiative” in a nod to both the Dungeons and Dragons and its Borderlands equivalent, Bunkers and Badasses, a game she has run before and Borderlands 2 DLC Assault on Dragon Keep.
We also get a taste of some of the talents that will express characters, which include Will Arnett, Andy Samberg, Wanda Sykes and Ashly Burch.
In a follow-up segment to the trailer during the Summer Game Fest, we learned that Wonderlands will feature Tiny Tina as a dungeon master in an adventure to defeat a Dragon Lord, and will include character adaptation.
We loved Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep when we reviewed it way back in 2013, and Gearbox has been gracious enough to give us more Tiny Tina in the upcoming live-action movie, portrayed by actress Ariana Greenblatt.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands leaked earlier this week via both a Reddit post and a source code error along with other possible future 2K games like a Marvel XCOM-like game and a very early action game.
This new trailer was part of the Summer Game Fest, which in turn is part of an attendance at E3 2021 this weekend. This year’s E3 includes events from Xbox, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Nintendo, Devolver Digital and more, all of which can be viewed and captured through IGN’s Summer of Gaming.
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