Welcome to Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a Borderlands-esque game. It’s a first-person looter shooter set in a fantasy world. If you played the “Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep” DLC from Borderlands 2 you have a good reference point. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands runs on the Borderlands 3 engine but it’s a full standalone AAA game and not a DLC.
The Story Premise
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands takes place after ‘Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep” but you don’t have to have played that to follow along.
In Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, you play through a game of Bunkers & Badasses, a Dungeons & Dragons-inspired tabletop board game. It’s getting meta as you are playing a game within a game. Because there are actually 3 layers to this game. The people playing the B&B board game, the Overworld that sits between the people playing the game and the game you are playing, and then you have the first-person shooter layer where most of your action will take place.
Tiny Tina is the Bunker Master and she will guide you through the story to defeat the Dragon Lord. This means that she makes up the rules and can change things on the fly.
Is Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands a Borderlands Game?
While Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is built upon the foundation of Borderlands, the game actually has different features and game mechanics.
- The character in the reveal trailer wasn’t one of the playable characters because you can customize your own multi-class hero.
- There are 6 classes you can choose from, each class has 2 action skills.
- Halfway through the game you can unlock a second class, which can be swapped if you complete the main story.
- Yes, there are guns, melee weapons, and magic spells. They all come in different varieties and rarity tiers.
- It’s still primarily a gun game, melee is a secondary combat mechanic but has cool interaction with the other abilities.
- Grenades are replaced by magic spells but aren’t just a cool reskin with sparkles. Magic spells are treated as mini-skills as they can do a multitude of things.
- Shields are replaced by Wards but there is more to them.
- You travel from location to location through a tabletop overworld map.
- Borderlands Spin-off Game based on Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep
- First Person Shooter
- High Fantasy Theme
- 4 Player Co-Op
- Shoot, Slash, Cast, and Loot
- Multiclass Character Customization
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will be released on March 25, 2022, on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and PC (Epic Exclusive, Steam Release later in 2022)