As in the first game in the series, Poker Night 2 will feature a series of characters from different franchises playing a high-stakes game of Texas Hold-Em, while engaging in humorous conversations. Unlike the first Poker Night title, the game will feature characters from franchises and series that are not prominently established in the video game medium, as is the case with the Ash character from the Evil Dead series of movies, and Brock from the Venture Bros. cartoon series, which has never had an official video-game.
Poker Night 2 also marks the first time the franchise has appeared on XBLA and PSN, which has resulted in the franchise's first game content rating.
Characters"We'll need another player...."
Confirmed characters for the game include:
- Ashley "Ash" Williams, from the Evil Dead series
- Brock Samson, from Venture Bros.
- Claptrap, from the Borderlands games
- Sam, from the Sam & Max franchise
GLaDOS, from the Portal franchise, can be seen interacting with the playing characters in the leaked screenshots, and in the leaked trailer appears to be the game's dealer. Mad Moxxi, also from the Borderlands franchise, can be seen tending the bar in one of the leaked screenshots.
All of the characters' respected voice actors will return to provide voice work, with the notable and disappointing exception of Bruce Campbell.
As well as In-Game unlocks and prizes you can also unlock exclusive unique items for other games. You can show off your elite poker skills with cool stuff for, Borderlands 2, Team Fortress 2, your Xbox 360 Avatar and PlayStation 3 themes.
Borderlands 2 Prizes (PC, Mac, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
- Portal turret skin for the Assassin character.
- Poker visor for the Siren character.
- Max's head mask for the Mechromancer character.
- Brock Samson's hair for the Gunzerker character.
- Evil Ash head for the Commando character.
Team Fortress 2 (PC, Mac)
- The Samson Skewer for the Heavy
- The Dapper Disguise
- The Bloodhound
- The Long Fall Loafers
- The Necronomicrown
PlayStation 3 Themes
Four PlayStation Network Premium Themes were Poker Night 2's characters invade each others worlds!
Xbox 360 Avatar Items
- A Portal Aperture Test Chamber that has GLaDOS in it.
- Bloodwing from borderlands 2
- More items to be announced!
Viral Marketing CampaignThe image on thekeyparty.com on March 30th, 2013
Telltale has launched a website with the URL "http://www.thekeyparty.com/". Initially the only image on the website was that of a wooden bowl with Sam's DeSoto keys in it. Throughout the following days leading up to an April 1st reveal teased on the website, more keys were added to the bowl.
A side menu promoted the Twitter hashtag #whatisthekeyparty, and teased an April 1st reveal.
Before the game was formally announced though, files contained within a Team Fortress 2 update with the prefix "PN2" were found, and eventually screenshots of the game and the official box art were leaked onto the internet.