In April, we have received the good news that Tales from the Borderlands would have a sequel, this time developed by Gearbox itself (they also do the main Borderlands series) instead of Telltale Games who made the original adventure.
But since then, it has been very quiet. But now we’ve got a very, very reliable sign that adequate revelation is about to happen at any moment. As so many times before, it is an age classification organization that has shed a ton of beans. This time around it’s IMDA Singapore who has rated adventure by age and thanks to that, we now know it’s going to be a violent game with a lot of gross language.
Because the information is so in-depth it’s borderline spoilers, we’ve included the full age rating result below the image for you to read. If you’d rather wait for an official demonstration, it’s probably nowhere near as the age ratings are usually quite close to the actual release. We assume it will be shown at Gamescom next week.
“New Tales From The Borderlands Deluxe Edition” is a collection 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 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 tries to exploit 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 the 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 matches, the player must successfully press a sequence of buttons in response to on-screen prompts to pass the match. Failure to do so often results in death and the player must start from the previous checkpoint.
Throughout the course of the game, there are depictions of intense violence. An example of such an encounter results in a man stabs a woman in the neck or on the top of the head; or the woman who freezes the man and shatters him, leaving behind frozen fragments including a severed limb and head. There are also other strong depictions of violence with blood splatter details, such as characters being shot in the chest or head, or stabbed in the eye with a pistol grip. Additionally, there are depictions of gore as a woman seen with a severed leg and a sequence in which 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 the classification guidelines allow for “depictions of realistic violence, such as killing, maiming, or causing other serious injury to humanoid characters.”
The game contains some use of gross language, such as the cursing “f ** k” and other words like “ass”, “shit” and “bastard”.
Thank you Twisted Voxel
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