Borderlands’ deadly chatterbox Tiny Tina returns later this year with Ashly Burch as the voice actor in Borderlands 3, Randy Pitchford, Gearbox Software’s manager confirmed on Twitter.
Burch has played in the web comedy Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’ before taking Tiny Tina’s role in 2012’s Borderlands 2. Anthony Burch, her brother, was Gearbox’s game writer and allegedly created the Tiny Tina character inspired by his sister. She had to audition for the role though but got the job.
Ashly Burch returns as the voice actor of Tiny Tina in Borderlands 3
Tiny Tina’s character is a freaky, talkative 13-year-old expert in demolitions who appeared in Borderlands 2 as an NPC and later was set to star in the game’s fourth DLC extension, Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, as a fan favorite.
After the roles in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, Ashly Burch was offered acts in Team Fortress 2 as Miss Pauling, in Life is Strange as Chloe Price, and as Aloy, the hero of Horizon Zero Dawn. The latter mentioned role got her a nomination at the Game Awards in 2017.
Tiny Tina’s voice, Burch will be acting her part in the new game, but Troy Baker is not although his character named Rhys will still appear in Borderlands 3.
Borderlands 3 to launch on September 13th
The character Rhys was introduced in Telltale Games’ Tales from the Borderlands as a main player-character but has not made an appearance in any major Borderlands games, though. Troy Baker communicated his objection to the idea of selecting someone else for the role, but Randy Pitchford said he’d been told that Baker was the one who didn’t accept the role.
PAX East announced Borderlands 3 three weeks ago, disclosing the fact that it will be released on September 13, 2019, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as for Windows PC, exclusively on the Epic Game Store for the first six months.
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