The game, which was first released in 2010, is based on poker but the experience is much more involved than that and it features a series of cross-over characters from other video games with which to interact.
The first version had four main crossover characters: Max from the Sam & Max franchise, the Heavy Weapons Guy from Team Fortress 2, Tycho from the Penny Arcade webcomic, and Strong Bad from the Homestar Runner.
The game is set in a secret club built underneath a video game storage warehouse and allows a player to compete with the characters in a friendly game of Texas Hold’em Poker. According to Telltale CEO Dan Conners, Poker Night grew out of an idea from Telltale employees, wondering “what video characters do when they’re not ‘on the clock’ in the games we play.”
To this end, the game is dialogue centric and Telltale has promised a new cast of characters for the sequel, including, Claptrap from Gearbox Software’s Borderlands, Brock Samson from Adult Swim’s animated series The Venture Bros, and Ash Williams from the cult classic movie Army of Darkness.
What’s more, the dealer will be GLaDOS of Portal fame.
Conners said, “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. Poker Night 2 is another example of our ability to work with phenomenal partners and bring great characters to life in the gaming universe.”
Xbox 360’s player will be able to snag a seat in the Inventory today, April 24th, while Steam will carry the game on Friday, April 25th, and in North America, it will be available to PlayStation Network users from the 30th of April. Telltale is hoping Europe’s PSN will see the game on May 1st, but has yet to set that date in stone. No date has been set for the iOS version either.
The PC and Mac version of the game is priced at $5 while console users can expect to pay $10.