Gearbox president Randy Pitchford said he came up with three “concepts” for the Lord of the Rings video games, but none of them got off the ground, so he is particularly pleased to be able to announce a fantasy game in the form of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.
In a tweet, the head of studio Borderlands revealed that his conceptual presentations for The Lord of the Rings were made “long before the films,” in 1999. He said that every presentation was unsuccessful, but he did not share any other information about these games.
Along with Wonderlands, Pitchford is finally about to release a first-person fantasy RPG. “For me, Wonderlands is the culmination of this dream of more than twenty years,” he said.
In another tweet, Pitchford thanked his team at Gearbox and publisher 2K Games for the support they provided in creating Wonderlands.
“I’m grateful to the folks at Gearbox who set the stage for opportunities in the Borderlands universe, the incredible leadership and development team making the game, the amazing actors who showed their talent to bring it to life, and the partnership and support from 2K Games,” said he.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will be released in early 2022 for consoles and PC, and will feature the voices of celebrities including Andy Samberg, Wanda Sykes, and Will Arnett, as well as Ashly Burch, who will return to voicing Tiny Tina again.