Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games, in collaboration with award-winning developer Gearbox Software, creator of the beloved Borderlands franchise, and publisher 2K, today announced the release of ‘Escape Plan Bravo,’ the fourth of five episodes for Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series.
The episode will be available Tuesday, August 18th on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, and on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. It will also be available on Wednesday, August 19th on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One® and Xbox 360, and on Thursday, August 20th for compatible iOS and Android-based devices via in-app purchase.
“Between blasting into space, traitorous allies, and one of the most madcap action sequences we’ve ever produced, this is perhaps the most exciting episode yet in our collaboration with Gearbox and 2K,” said Kevin Bruner, CEO and co-founder of Telltale Games. “At this point in the story, players have come to know our unlikely band of heroes, paving the way for some surprisingly emotional moments. Unimaginable wealth and power are finally within reach, and players will need to be prepared to make some of the toughest choices so far as we lead into the season finale.”
Set on the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events seen in Borderlands 2, Tales from the Borderlands is a five part episodic game series full of Borderlands’ trademark humor following two adventurers on their quest for greatness.
In this penultimate episode of the season, captured by Vallory and her goons, Rhys and Fiona are forced to continue the search for the Vault beacon – at gunpoint. The beacon is on the Hyperion moon base – Helios – while our heroes are on Pandora… so there’s the pesky cold void of death known as ‘space’ to overcome. Even with assistance from a familiar face, and with a worryingly helpful Handsome Jack hitching a ride in Rhys’ head, getting on board the ominous ‘H’ is going to take every drop of guile, and quite possibly all the spunk you’ve got. Sacrifices will be made – can you make the tough choices needed to succeed?
GamesBeat awarded the season premiere of Tales from the Borderlands a 96/100 score, calling it, “A hilarious knockout,” adding, “Zer0 Sum stands tall as the ultimate point-and-click science project: combine the beloved Borderlands lore and setting with the shining vision of an artistic studio, crank up the heat, and enjoy.” GameSpot awarded the episode a 9 out of 10 score, describing it as “…a beautiful new twist on the Borderlands experience with loveable leads and breathless action sequences.”
In their review of Episode 2, Polygon praised writing that “crackles with the sort of life and energy that drives the best comedy,” while IGN said “it constantly oscillates between thrilling action scenes, hilarious back-and-forth banter, and some poignant character moments… I consider myself completely on board for Telltale’s wild ride.”
Destructoid awarded the season premiere a 9 out of 10 score, and in their review of Episode 3, said “Tales from the Borderlands could be a serious Game of the Year contender.” Entertainment Weekly also named the series as one of their favorite games of 2015, calling it “one of the year’s most engaging and hilarious rides.”
Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series – Episode 4: ‘Escape Plan Bravo’ is rated ‘M’ (Mature) for Blood, Strong Language, and Violence by the ESRB. The series is published digitally by Telltale Games in partnership with Gearbox Software and 2K.
Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel are published and distributed by 2K, a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information on 2K, visit the official website, follow 2K on Twitter, and like 2K on Facebook.