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Poker Night At The Inventory To Offer Special TF2 Items

Sadly, the Heavy poker hat might have just guaranteed one more pre-order.

Team Fortress 2 zealots love special hats, weapons, and items, so it's no surprise that Poker Night at the Inventory, a Telltale Games mash-up poker game featuring TF2's chaingun-toting Heavy, will offer more digital trinkets for Valve's perennial shooter. Just for pre-ordering the title from the Telltale Store, you'll get access to the Heavy's poker visor in TF2, and for playing the game for a bit, you'll get access to even more unlocks for your TF2 characters.

Specifically, you'll get other items (five total) by winning "Item Rounds," which are essentially hands in which opposing characters offer personal items as the ante. The full list of TF2 unlocks you can obtain, including the TF2 characters they're meant for, is just below:

 



Looks like your Heavy will be happy, eh? Poker Night at the Inventory hits the PC and Mac at some point later this month. You can pre-order the Steam version now and receive a ten-percent cut on the game's silly-low price of $4.99. Or you can head to the Telltale Games store and receive a 25 percent cut--and a hat.
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Posted by BradNicholson
Team Fortress 2 zealots love special hats, weapons, and items, so it's no surprise that Poker Night at the Inventory, a Telltale Games mash-up poker game featuring TF2's chaingun-toting Heavy, will offer more digital trinkets for Valve's perennial shooter. Just for pre-ordering the title from the Telltale Store, you'll get access to the Heavy's poker visor in TF2, and for playing the game for a bit, you'll get access to even more unlocks for your TF2 characters.

Specifically, you'll get other items (five total) by winning "Item Rounds," which are essentially hands in which opposing characters offer personal items as the ante. The full list of TF2 unlocks you can obtain, including the TF2 characters they're meant for, is just below:

 



Looks like your Heavy will be happy, eh? Poker Night at the Inventory hits the PC and Mac at some point later this month. You can pre-order the Steam version now and receive a ten-percent cut on the game's silly-low price of $4.99. Or you can head to the Telltale Games store and receive a 25 percent cut--and a hat.
Edited by Crushed

Luckily, the weapons are just reskins of existing ones, so no real gameplay bonuses are being locked out for people who don't buy.

Posted by Skald

Saving fifty cents does nothing for me. It seems like a really stupid incentive to pre-order.

Posted by zaglis

I like how the game hopped into the top sellers in matter of minutes.

Posted by Forcen

upload the trailer to the site already!

Posted by Gnubberen

You'll also recieve the hat If you've pre-ordered it on steam

Posted by patrick
@Crushed said:
" Luckily, the weapons are just reskins of existing ones, so no real gameplay bonuses are being locked out for people who don't buy. "
There's never necessarily gameplay bonuses, they just work different. It's the case for all weapons.
Posted by REIGN
@extremeradical said:
" Saving fifty cents does nothing for me. It seems like a really stupid incentive to pre-order. "
50 cents off and a POKER HAT. 
 
That is irrrrrrrresistable.
Posted by spiceninja

I pre-purchased this on Steam way back in September just because the premise alone but all this TF2 stuff has me even more excited to finally play it.

Posted by Killroycantkill

I'm such a sucker, I just pre ordered this via steam because of these bonuses... GOD I'M A SUCKER FOR TF2 STUFF!

Posted by tobygw

Sounds cool

Posted by YoungFrey

I had thought this had been out for a while.  I've been seeing it on the Steam Specials list continuallly since it was announced at PAX.  I just assumed it'd come out.  For the record, I think it's an attempt to make yet another poker game interesting.  And if you really like poker,  do you want to watch all the animations over and over?  I imaine it's like Battle Chess was.  It was fun precisely until you saw every animation, after that it was chess but slower.   
 
The TF2 items are appealing, but the idea that I'd have to play poker to earn most of them is a big turn off. 
Posted by wonderhare
@PlasmaBeam44 said:
" I pre-purchased this on Steam way back in September just because the premise alone but all this TF2 stuff has me even more excited to finally play it. "
Pretty much this!
Posted by artofwar420

Now I HAVE to get it.

Posted by dougmansion
@FlemmingM said:
" You'll also recieve the hat If you've pre-ordered it on steam "
Glad to hear that. Where did you hear it?
Posted by Dalai

I pre-ordered it about two months ago, but at least if I don't like the game I get some sweet merch.

Posted by mrlogical

Not sure if I play enough TF2 for this to motivate me, but Dangeresque glasses would be awesome.

Posted by HaroldoNVU
@dougmansion: it's on steam news page.
 
I pre-ordered this from telltale store as soon as they annouced and already received and activated my code. Nice deal including the discount from merch at the telltale store. I already had the Lugermorph (one of the Devil's Playhouse bonus) and it's awesome, I'm glad they gave people a second chance to get it.
Posted by MrPilkington

Yep, I am totally pre-ordering this game.
Posted by spiceninja
@dougmansion said:
" @FlemmingM said:
" You'll also recieve the hat If you've pre-ordered it on steam "
Glad to hear that. Where did you hear it? "
I pre-ordered on Steam and got my hat.
Posted by Zecriah

Niceeeeee

Posted by dougmansion
@HaroldoNVU:  Thanks
 
@PlasmaBeam44:
Awesome. I hardly play tf2 anymore, but I require more hats.
Posted by Piranesi

Come on ... no love for the Medics? 
 
We need a good melee weapon, so why not the Cursed Cutlass of Kaflu?    
Posted by Zyte

I LOVE that they add so many items to TF2.

Posted by medacris
@Piranesi:  Alright, I really want to see that happen now...or at least Doc Brown's goggles for Medic and Engie for pre-ordering Back To The Future.
Posted by Minos

amenities for everbody!!! yay...