I want to start this article with a huge thanks to H0b0monkey(Twitch name) for introducing me to the Borderland series because this series is hands down one of the best co-op experiences I ever had. Borderlands has a special place in my heart, when I saw the announcement for Tiny Tina's Wonderlands I was smiling from ear to ear like a 1950s cartoon villain. Now allow me to commandeer a few minutes of your day to explain to you why Tiny Tina's Wonderland could be the best Spinoff in the Borderland series.
Tiny Tina voice actress Ashly Burch confirmed Wonderlands is “its own thing” separate from the Borderlands story.
Now you're asking yourself why this matters. The answer is simple; Assuming that Tiny Tina's Wonderlands takes place in an imaginary world coming straight from our B.M (Bunker Master), then the possibility of a crossover with past characters is a huge possibility. Imagine Handsome Jack, Commandant Steele, Colonel Zarpedon, and The Calypso Twins interacting in this fantasy world, just the thought of The Calypso Twins interacting with Handsome Jack is enough to make me smile. The idea of a fantasy shooter looter with magic, dragons, guns, zombies is something I believe only 2k and gearbox can pull. The cast announced so far is *Chef Kiss* so good. The Brooklyn 99 star Andy Samberg is a great choice and can add a lot to a character with his comedic background.
Wanda Syke is no stranger to voice acting either, she has done Stella from Over the Hedge and has provided her voice to the Ice Age franchise, a wonderful voice to have for this game. Will Arnett is in my top 5 favorite actor/comedian and he has plenty of voice acting experience, his voice acting resume consists of, Ratatouille, Horton Hears a Who!, The Nut Job, The Lego Movie, and many more projects including video games. Ashly Burch returns to voice the titular character and let's be honest, Ashly's performance has always been 10/10 in my opinion, Not only is she doing the voice for Tiny Tina but she has been doing Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn, a busy busy year for Ashly Burch.
Borderland has a good formula for storytelling that could really boost the quality of this game, The idea of mixing a fantasy magical world with the looter shooter style of the Borderland series will be a breath of fresh air for Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. The game has an early 2022 release date which is great for starting the new year with a game like this. What I'm looking for the most is jumping into this new world with my boy H0b0monkey and killing some dragons! That's all I have for now but once more news comes out you can bet to see me back talking about this game.