Borderlands developer Gearbox seems to have taken the high-fantasy route in its new spin-off from the popular RPG game series, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. Neither prequel nor sequel, Tina has been granted her own unique adventure – but don’t worry, there are still plenty of big pointy guns mixed in with the magical stuff.
With a star-studded cast, which features Andy Samberg, Wanda Sykes, and Will Arnett alongside Ashly Burch who is reprising her role as Tiny Tina, Gearbox is pumping all kinds of firepower into its new game.
And with such a grandiose cast comes a grandiose quest, as players will be tasked with looting, shooting, and kabooming their way through legions of enemies, with the ultimate goal of defeating the imperious Dragon Lord. It may sound like a cliche tale, but we’re sure Gearbox will find a way to infuse it with its bonkers humour (and did we mention the big pointy guns?)
Here’s everything we know about Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands so far, including its release date, how its gameplay’s shaping up, and which platforms you’ll be able to play it on when it drops
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands release date
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will release in early 2022.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands platforms
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via the Epic Games Store and Steam.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands cross-play
It is currently uncertain whether or not full cross-play support will be available on launch, as Borderlands 3’s was limited. Xbox One players could play with Xbox Series X|S players, but not with those on PlayStation.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands gameplay
From the E3 2021 reveal trailer, we can see a cloaked figure forging a meaty repeater weapon, indicating that crafting may feature more-heavily than it had done in previous games. Additionally, during the character’s showdown with a particularly murderous dragon, they dual-wield their shiny new toy, while simultaneously casting spells. Think Skyrim, but with guns.
On the topic of murderous dragons, senior producer Kayla Belmore says that, alongside the aforementioned beasties, a gaggle of goblins, and leapy sharkmen, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is set to showcase a plethora of classic fantasy minion types, laced with Gearbox’s special sauce.
Towards the end of the trailer, we also see Butt Stallion reintroduced. Rather than being a weapon-shitting vendor like she was in Borderlands 2, the Pandoracorn is now seemingly primed for battle in her more genre-homely environment.
According to studio founder and Tiny Tina Wonderlands executive producer Randy Pitchford, the gameplay loop for Wonderlands has been in the works on-and-off for “over a decade.”
“For me, bringing actual Borderlands guns to fight dragons, skeletons, goblins and more in an original fantasy world imagined by the galaxy’s deadliest thirteen-year-old, Tiny Tina, as a new, full featured AAA videogame is a dream come true,” he says.
We can see that Gearbox has dipped its toes into the fantasy pool in the past with Borderlands 2’s Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC. So if that’s your vibe, you’re not going to want to miss this.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands characters
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands has brought in the big guns – and its cast is pretty spicy too. Alongside the titular Tina, players will be joined by Andy Samberg as “the headstrong captain Valentine”, as well as the “rule-obsessed robot Frette” – voiced by Wanda Sykes. The Dragon Lord himself will be portrayed by Will Arnett.
That’s all we have on Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands for now, but we’ll be sure to keep this page updated as more is revealed between now and launch.