Griftlands Looks Like a 2D Borderlands

Klei Entertainment, the same outfit that brought us Invisible Inc. Don’t Starve and Mark of the Ninja made a special announcement at E3 2017. It has a new game in development called Griftlands, and it looks a lot like a 2D cartoon version of Borderlands. Described as a morally loose RPG, Griftlands lets players negotiate everything from money to loyalty. The game’s environments look like dirty shanty towns, where weird aliens and robo-beings are the most dominant species.


The trailer shows the main character battling savage creatures, bartering items, and striking up conversations with potential team-mates. Judging by the screenshot above, the choices you make could impact your character’s abilities or traits in different ways. Gameplay wise, there’s exploration through post-societal landscapes, bandits waiting to ambush you, and the promise of treasure. Griftlands looks like it could easily support co-op gameplay but nothing’s confirmed at this point. Stay tuned to Gameranx for more and follow Klei Entertainment on Twitter for updates as they break.

Griftlands is expected to release during Q4 2017 (or early 2018 at the latest) for PC.