Telltale Games in partnership with studios spanning the worlds of games, television, and cinema have confirmed the next entry in their high-stakes series with Telltale Games’ Poker Night 2. I’ll admit that my first major experience with Telltale Games was with their highly successful adaptation of The Walking Dead. The work they did on that project leaves me with no doubt that they have the skill and talent to pull off something special, but with all the work they’ve announced lately I wonder if they might be stretching themselves a bit thin. We all remember the missed deadlines for the episodes of The Walking Dead that left fans in a furor. Hopefully I’m wrong and they don’t miss a beat.
Some of the biggest personalities in gaming, film, and animation are going all-in on XBL, PSN, PC and Mac from Steam. Other platforms (likely PS4 and the next Xbox) will be announced later. Taking the fifth seat at the table, players will be joined by an all-star cast:
- Claptrap from Gearbox’s Borderlands video game series
- Brock Samson from Adult Swim’s animated series The Venture Bros.
- Sam from the Sam & Max video game and comic book series by Steve Purcell
- Ash Williams from the cult classic movie Army of Darkness
Players at the table will be assured of a fair hand dealt under the unblinking gaze of a Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System from Aperture Science research facilities. Otherwise known as GLaDOS from the Portal and Portal 2 games by Valve, Inc. Telltale Games’ Poker Night 2 will offer the chance to win ‘Bounty Unlocks’: rewards for use within other games when special goals are achieved. With cunning and skill, players will unlock prizes including exclusive skins and heads for use within Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360, PS3 and PC), character accessories for Team Fortress 2 (PC only), unique Xbox 360 Avatar Items, and Premium Themes for dressing up PlayStation 3.
Telltale Games’ Poker Night 2 will be released late April and is rated M for Violence, Suggestive Themes, Strong Language, Simulated Gambling, and Use of Tobacco by the ESRB.