Tales from the Borderlands is an episodic adventure game series set in the world of Gearbox's Borderlands franchise. Instead of first-person shooter action, Tales from the Borderlands is a point-and-click adventure where players have the opportunity to make choices at crucial moments in the story which may affect how events in future episodes will unfold. In addition to plot decisions, players will occasionally be challenged to QTE (quick time event) sequences where they must enter the correct button sequence to overcome typically dangerous situations.
Players return to the wasteland planet of Pandora after the events of Borderlands 2, where they will experience an all-new story from the viewpoints of Hyperion CEO-hopeful Rhys and local con artist Fiona. Episode 1 introduces players to these key characters as they become unlikely allies in a search for a new Vault Key.