Following the Borderlands 3 announcement, many details have been trickling down to fans hungry for more of Gearbox Software's highly popular apocalyptic first-person shooter franchise. At the moment, many questions still remain about the upcoming title, including those surrounding narrative, gameplay elements, and so on. Among those curiosities was whether or not Borderlands 2's Tiny Tina might return.
In Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Tiny Tina was a young, quirky explosives expert who sought brutal revenge for the death of her parents. Obsessed with detonation, Tiny Tina was one of Borderlands 2's many highlights and offered some of the best dialogue in the game, all thanks to actress Ashly Burch's passionate and hilarious performance.
Amidst uncertainty over Ashly Burch's return to the role, given that time has passed between the events of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands 3, one Twitter user directly asked Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford on the platform if the actress was going to return. Having been very responsive on Twitter as of late, Pitchford did confirm that Ashly Burch will be returning to voice the Tiny Tina.
Similar to an earlier exchange regarding Pitchford's response to the Troy Baker controversy, the Gearbox CEO was able to confirm that Ashly Burch will be returning to her role as Tiny Tina in Borderlands 3. Having lent her voice to mostly minor roles before her debut in Borderlands 2, Burch has gone on to star in much more prominent voice roles, including that of Chloe Price in the Life is Strange franchise, Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn, and Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. Considering her success with the character, it only makes sense for Ashly Burch to return and voice Tiny Tina in Borderlands 3.
Burch's return is great news for Tiny Tina and Burch fans alike. Noted for its bizarrely dark humor and snappy dialogue, the Borderlands series would certainly be missing something without Ashly Burch's presence as the character in Borderlands 3. As shown by her works listed above, Burch is a versatile voice actress and is highly skilled and it will be interesting to see how she expands on Tina's character in the upcoming sequel.
Borderlands 3 will be coming out on September 13 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.