Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands: Gearbox recalls its fantastic version of the Looter-Shooter RPG

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The launch of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is drawing near, the spin-off of the Borderlands saga developed by the Gearbox Software studios. A few days before being able to explore the wacky universe imagined by Tina, creative director Matt Cox returned to the fantastic vision and philosophy of this Looter-Shooter.

Summary

  • What is Tiny Tina’s Wonderland?
  • Wonderland vs Borderlands
  • A tabletop role-playing video game
  • Tiny Tina, the game master

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What is Tiny Tina’s Wonderland?

Tiny Tina’s Wonderland is an Action-RPG, and more specifically a Looter-Shooter in the first person. Gearbox’s game takes place in a heroic fantasy world and borrows certain concepts and/or mechanics from tabletop RPGs. For Matt Cox (Creative Director), this Borderlands spin-off is the result of an encounter:

Can you define Tiny Tina’s Wonderland in a few words?

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is where weapons and swords are found. It’s a fantastic looter and shooter that takes place inside the head of a completely goofy 13 year old. – Matt Cox (Creative Director)

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands: Gearbox recalls its fantastic version of the Looter-Shooter RPG

Wonderland vs Borderlands

One question in particular has been burning fans’ lips ever since the announcement of a fantasy spinoff. Is Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands just an update to Borderlands 3? We leave it to the main stakeholders to answer this thorny question.

What are the main differences between Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands and the Borderlands series?

There are many of them. We had never created a character editor in our previous games. In Borderlands, you have four specific types of hunters. You can’t really customize them. In Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, this is possible from the start. You can choose your class. You can choose your appearance and customize your armor. You can completely change the look of your face. You can choose a short story called “The Twist of Faith” and get hero points. These points are different from your skill points. They allow you to improve your strength, your dexterity, your intelligence… all the typical attributes of a Dungeons & Dragons-style game.

So what makes it possible to link our maps and our levels is this third-person Overworld that you walk through and where you have to face challenges and complete missions. You see a third person there, a chibi representation of your character. – Matt Cox (Creative Director)

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands: Gearbox recalls its fantastic version of the Looter-Shooter RPG

A tabletop role-playing video game

In the shadow of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands lies a historical license for Heroic-Fantasy and fantasy in general… Dungeons & Dragons. This parentage can be seen in many aspects of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. However, the reasons that led Gearbox Software to make this spin-off go beyond the studios’ passion for tabletop RPGs.

Why did you decide to make a spin-off based on a tabletop RPG?

We loved developing The Assault on Dragon’s Keep DLC for borderlands 2. Gearbox had such an urge to make a fantasy game. Borderlands is a science fiction game. It’s kind of a sci-fi western. However, many people in studios like tabletop RPGs and Heroic-Fantasy. Doing a DLC didn’t allow us to explore everything we wanted to explore. Therefore, it was logical to take this fantastic framework, the Looter-Shooter principle, and develop something completely independent. – Matt Cox (Creative Director)

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands: Gearbox recalls its fantastic version of the Looter-Shooter RPG

Tiny Tina, the game master

This will not have escaped anyone. The eccentric and wacky Tiny Tina is central to the experience Gearbox Software imagined. This character, who appeared for the first time in Borderlands 2, marked a whole generation of fans to the point of becoming the game master of this fantastic spin-off that is Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.

Why is Tiny Tina the protagonist of this spin-off?

People loved Tiny Tina. She is a fan favorite character and her chaotic style went really well with our design. We do not limit ourselves to realism or anything specific. We are in a fantasy world, but we are also in the chaotic mind of Tiny Tina. Sometimes things don’t have to be completely sane, and we can do whatever we want. – Matt Cox (Creative Director)

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands: Gearbox recalls its fantastic version of the Looter-Shooter RPG

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will be released on March 25, 2022 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.


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