2K is reportedly set to announce ‘Marvel XCOM’ and a Borderlands spin-off

Amora R Jelo

Publisher 2K is reportedly set to announce several games including a Borderlands spin-off and a Marvel strategy game from the makers of XCOM.

That’s according to an alleged leaked game list first posted on Reddit, verified by journalist Jason Schreier and some details of which VGC’s own sources can corroborate.

According to the list, the Borderlands spin-off is called Wonderlands and stars mainstay character Tiny Tina.

A series spin-off was first claimed to be in development by Gamereactor last month, then 2K parent Take-Two confirmed shortly after that it would publish a “new Gearbox franchise” before April 2022.

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It’s also claimed that XCOM studio Firaxis is working on a new turned-based strategy game starring Marvel heroes. Last month Take-Two said the studio would reveal “several exciting projects” this year.

“As a result of the engagement from the past as well as the success of XCOM Chimera Squad and XCOM 2 on Switch, Firaxis games had one of its best years ever,” said CEO Strauss Zelnick during an earnings call.

“We expect this growth to continue as the studio has several exciting projects in development that will be revealed this year.”

2K is reportedly set to announce ‘Marvel XCOM’ and a Borderlands spin-off
2K is reportedly set to announce ‘Marvel XCOM’ and a Borderlands spin-off.

Finally, the alleged leak claims that 2K will publish a new action game described as “Cthulhu meets Saints Row”. It’s speculated that this could be Hangar13’s new IP described as an “open-world sci-fi title with supernatural elements”.

On Thursday E3 organiser the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) published new details on its 2021 schedule, which includes a Gearbox press conference on Saturday, June 12 and a Take-Two presentation on Monday, June 14.

The all-digital E3 2021 event runs from June 12-15 and will include a four-day live broadcast hosted by Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez, Jacki Jing and Greg Miller, featuring publisher showcases, press conferences, industry panels, livestreams and more.