Leaked Poker Night 2 screens show Claptrap and Evil Dead's Ash

Internet detectives have blown the cover of a teaser campaign Telltale Games started this week. No, not for the Fables game--that was officially announced today as The Wolf Among Us. This mystery game has been unmasked as a sequel to Poker Night at the Inventory, and this time Ash from The Evil Dead, Borderlands' Claptrap, and Brock Samson of The Venture Bros. are joining the table.

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Internet detectives have blown the cover of a teaser campaign Telltale Games started this week. No, not for the Fables game--that was officially announced today as The Wolf Among Us. This mystery game has been unmasked as a sequel to Poker Night at the Inventory, and this time Ash from The Evil Dead, Borderlands' Claptrap, and Brock Samson of The Venture Bros. are joining the table. Telltale has been running a, ah, 'Key Party' teaser campaign for the mystery game, dropping a new hint each day in the run-up to an April 1 announcement. Only, NeoGAF forum member 'Vert boil' uncovered box art, screenshots and a banner graphic for Poker Night 2 are hosted on Microsoft's web server for the Xbox Live Marketplace--if you happen to know the URLs. Shacknews confirmed they were, and still are, there, though one imagines they may vanish soon. It's real. The keys in Telltale's bowl all match up to characters in the screenshots, too. The original Poker Night was, as you may guess, a poker game. But! It was a poker game featuring characters from various video games, including Team Fortress 2's Heavy and Max of Sam & Max--whose canine partner Sam appears in this new game. The conceit, see, is that The Inventory is a place where they all get together and relax. You'll notice Mad Moxxi from Borderlands is tending bar, and Portal's GLaDOS is hanging around too. As all we know is what we can gleam from screenshots, the game platforms, release date, price and all that are largely a mystery--beyond a safe guess that it'll hit Xbox 360. The 2010 original was only released for PC and Mac.

The three leaked screenshots

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    March 27, 2013 6:00 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Leaked Poker Night 2 screens show Claptrap and Evil Dead's Ash.

    Internet detectives have blown the cover of a teaser campaign Telltale Games started this week. No, not for the Fables game--that was officially announced today as The Wolf Among Us. This mystery game has been unmasked as a sequel to Poker Night at the Inventory, and this time Ash from The Evil Dead, Borderlands' Claptrap, and Brock Samson of The Venture Bros. are joining the table.

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      March 27, 2013 6:20 PM

      If they have the original voice actors for everyone, holy shit - this'll be the first poker game I play.

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      March 27, 2013 6:38 PM

      BROCK EFFING SAMSON

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      March 28, 2013 1:02 AM

      I just hope they don't have the lose saved progress problem again.

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      March 28, 2013 1:51 AM

      PC is a lock as well because TF2 already has promotional items related to these characters added to their database. You can see them in the Mann Co. Catalog menu so no fancy URL guessing required. The easiest to find are are on the last page when filtering by Misc Items.

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      March 28, 2013 2:49 AM

      BROCK SAMSON

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      March 28, 2013 3:25 AM

      Still no multiplayer? Also, claptrap is the least funny comic relief character I can think of. Please consider replacing him with pyro telltale

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      March 28, 2013 8:07 AM

      Please work in the background in a window when there is no focus on the window.

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      March 28, 2013 8:09 AM

      Can I mute Claptrap?

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      March 28, 2013 8:23 AM

      I have played the first one a crazy amount. The only problem is once you've heard all the dialogue, you will hear it over and over and over and over.

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      March 28, 2013 4:48 PM

      Hope they manage to improve AI. The one in first game was just terrible and posed no challenge at all to an average poker player.

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