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Anthony Burch, lead writer for Borderlands 2, published an open letter today on the official Gearbox blog. In it, he discusses the fourth DLC installment for Borderlands 2, Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, and sheds some light on Gearbox’s writing philosophies regarding humor and tragedy throughout the Borderlands series.
Burch admits in his letter that the new DLC has a relatively simple premise, but assures players that it provides a serious meditation on past events within the Borderlands universe. Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep plots players inside a virtual, tabletop roleplaying game in which the evil Handsome Sorcerer has kidnapped the Queen of Flamerock Refuge. Below the surface, however, it explores Tina’s struggle to cope with the loss of her loved ones.
Those who have played even a few minutes of Borderlands 2 will be familiar with its wacky sense of humor, which Burch addresses in his letter as well. He writes about the juxtaposition of comedy and death in many of the game’s quests, comparing it to dramatic television series like Firefly and the spinoff film, Serenity. He also discusses the narrative boundaries that Gearbox has set when writing content for Borderlands games.
Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep is the biggest Borderlands 2 add-on to date. It arrives on June 25, 2013 for PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.
[Source: Gearbox Official Blog]
More DLC! This one looks like the best yet of all 8 released between the first game and the second.
Sounds like this should be worth checking out.
Just the picture alone for this made an annoying day a lot better...
I like Borderlands but I feel like Borderlands 2 tried way, way too hard to seem funny. It was kind of gimmicky to me after a while.
i just finished leveling up all my characters in BL2 today. i hope the new DLC won't be as disappointing as the first three (in size and scope).
I hope it's bigger, because the last DLC (Hammerlock's Hunting Trip) was dissapointingly short. However, if this captures the humor from Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage I won't mind
After sir hammerlocks dlc i got bored of the game. I'll download the DLC but I probably wont play any BL2 for a long time.
just started a new playthrough last week lol.......TIME FOR DLC
THIS IS GONNA BE F***ING AWESOME! SOME CLEVER F***ING WRITING TO BRING ROLAND BACK!
Can't wait to play this DLC. I hope its more accessible than the last DLC, which was overly difficult.