This is no bluff - Poker Night 2 is coming in April! Some of the biggest personalities in gaming, film, and animation are going all-in on XBLA, PSN, PC and Mac.
Taking the fifth seat at the table, players will be joined by an all-star cast:
Claptrap from Gearbox Software's critically-acclaimed and multi-million selling Borderlands video game series
Brock Samson from Adult Swim's animated series The Venture Bros.
Sam from the Sam & Max video game and comic book series by Steve Purcell
Ash Williams from the cult classic movie Army of Darkness. Groovy!
Players at the table will be assured of a fair hand dealt under the unblinking gaze of a Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System from Aperture Science research facilities, otherwise known as GLaDOS (from the Portal video game series by Valve)!
Poker Night 2 will also offer the chance to win 'Bounty Unlocks': rewards for use within other games when special goals are achieved. With cunning and skill, you can unlock prizes including exclusive skins and heads for use within Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360, PS3 and PC), character accessories for Team Fortress 2 (PC only), unique Xbox 360 Avatar Items, and Premium Themes for dressing up PlayStation 3.
We've been keeping this one under wraps for a while, and today we're excited to announce that Telltale unleashes The Wolf Among Us this summer! Based on Bill Willingham's award-winning comic book series FABLES, the season will debut on XBLA, PSN, PC and Mac.
A consistent New York Times bestseller and winner of over a dozen Eisner awards, the FABLES universe has become one of the richest mythologies in comics. Storybook characters like Snow White, The Big Bad Wolf and Pinocchio are real, and living incognito among us in the mundane ("mundy") world. Of course, their heritage means they are not quite like us...
Set prior to the events in the first issue in the comic book series, The Wolf Among Us puts players in the role of Bigby Wolf, a man once more infamously known as The Big Bad Wolf. Now the sheriff of Fabletown, a hidden enclave of exiled Fables living in New York City, Bigby is tasked by bureaucrat Snow White to keep order within the society of mythical creatures and characters trying to remain undetected in the world of the mundane. From a chain-smoking member of 'The Three Little Pigs' to a car-thieving Mr. Toad itching for his next wild ride, The Wolf Among Us examines the lives of beings straight from the pages of myth and lore, now trying to survive on the meanest and grittiest streets of New York City.
Our very own Dan Connors, Telltale's CEO and Co-Founder, said this week: "Developing The Wolf Among Us based on the FABLES universe has allowed our studio to build upon all of the hallmarks of what makes our episodic series so engaging for players. Through an evolution of our approach to choice and consequence, we can further explore the complexity of each and every iconic character in a universe rich with untold history from the darkest sides of the storybooks."
The Telltale team can't WAIT to unveil more about this upcoming game series as we inch closer to its expected summer launch. For more news and updates, stay tuned right here to the Telltale blog, follow @telltalegames on twitter, and don't forget to check out our new page on Facebook for The Wolf Among Us for updates and images as they become available.
Awesome news for our Aussie, Kiwi and Brazilian fans! The Walking Dead is now available on XBLA and PSN in Australia and New Zealand, and on XBLA in Brazil (PSN version coming soon on 19th March). As an Aussie myself, I'm pretty excited to be able to say that!
Each episode in the first season is available for purchase individually, or PSN players can save with the Season Pass, which compiles all 5 episodes plus a special premium theme.
If you've been waiting to play the game on console, now's the time!
Any Telltale fans headed to South by Southwest? Fans of Borderlands 2 or fans of comics from SKYBOUND?
Head on over to meet us at the FREE SXSW Gaming Expo in Austin, TX on Saturday 9th March! We'll be discussing 'Interactive Drama' live on stage and talking about where storytelling can be taken next with insight from our friends on the panel.
Anthony Burch - Writer (Borderlands 2, Gearbox Software)
Dan Connors - CEO / Co-Founder (Telltale Games)
Sean Mackiewicz - Editorial Director (Skybound Entertainment)
Gary Whitta - Writer (After Earth, Book of Eli, The Walking Dead)
Seating will be limited, so be sure join to us there at #SXSWGaming for the free session and to say hello. We'll also have some goodies to give away to attendees!