Telltale Announces Poker Night 2 — Featuring Claptrap, GLaDOS And More
After The Walking Dead last year, you’ve no doubt been wondering what’s next from Telltale Games, right? Okay me neither but it’s nice to see that they’ve not simply rested on their laurels following the overwhelming critical praise that their latest puzzle adventure received.
A few years ago a game was released called Poker Night. It featured characters the likes of Tycho from Penny Arcade, Max from Sam & Max, The Heavy from Team Fortress 2 and Strong Bad from Homestar Runner, in an attempt to answer the perpetual question of, what exactly do game characters get up to when not on the clock? Of course, in 2010, nobody had watched Wreck-It Ralph, so poker was as good an idea as any. Plus it made for a damn good poker game.
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Now, Telltale have announced Poker Night 2 and the cameos are a little bigger and better. The sequel features a star-studded cast, including Claptrap from Borderlands, Sam from Sam & Max (to be fair, I guess?), Ash Williams from Evil Dead and Brock Samson from Venture Bros. Oh and the dealer happens to be maniacal artificial intelligence and always testy GLaDOS (see what I did there?) of Portal fame.
What more could you possibly ask for?
“It’s great to revisit our roots after the success of The Walking Dead. People might not know that we have a strong history of humor in our games and players are going to find a lot of laughs in Poker Night 2,” said Telltale CEO and co-founder Dan Connors. “Poker Night 2 is another example of our ability to work with phenomenal partners and bring great characters to life in the gaming universe.”
Speaking as someone who has spent many hours of Red Dead Redemption multiplayer doing nothing but playing poker, for hours, I adore Poker Night and the announcement of a sequel is something I find to be all kinds of awesome.
For the gamer with a poker fetish…