Entertainment Icons Up the Ante in Telltale Games' Poker Night 2

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 1, 2013 -- Leading publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games - in partnership with studios spanning the worlds of games, television, and cinema - confirms the next entry in their high-stakes series with Telltale Games' Poker Night 2.

Some of the biggest personalities in gaming, film, and animation are going all-in on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, and on PC and Mac from Steam. Other platforms to be announced.

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 and Portal 2 games by Valve, Inc.!

Telltale Games' Poker Night 2 will offer the chance to win 'Bounty Unlocks': rewards for use within other games when special goals are achieved. With cunning and skill, players will 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.

"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," said Dan Connors, Telltale CEO and Co-Founder, adding "Poker Night 2 is another example of our ability to work with phenomenal partners and bring great characters to life in the gaming universe."

Telltale Games' Poker Night 2 will be released late April on the PlayStation Network, PC and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace; other systems to be announced. Poker Night 2 is rated 'M' (Mature) for Violence, Suggestive Themes, Strong Language, Simulated Gambling, and Use of Tobacco by the ESRB.

For more information on the game, visit the official website, Facebook, and follow Telltale Games on Twitter.

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About Adult Swim

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable's #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 99 million U.S. homes.

About Gearbox Software

Gearbox Software is respected industry wide for the award winning, best-selling original and licensed video games they have developed for major video game platforms. Founded in 1999 and located near Dallas, TX, Gearbox Software is well known for the creation, development and management of its original blockbuster video game franchises including the best-selling new property of 2009, Borderlands, and its record setting downloadable content, the critically acclaimed award winning Brothers in Arms series, and the Duke Nukem franchise. The company has also developed licensed video games for many of the industry's top franchises including Halo, Half-Life, Tony Hawk 's Pro Skater, 007 James Bond, Aliens and others. Gearbox Software's success has been enabled and supported through several key mutually beneficial business relationships with strong publishing partners including Activision, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft Entertainment, Microsoft Games Studios, Sega, and Take-Two/2K Games.

About MGM

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content globally. The company owns one of the world's deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels, including MGM-branded channels. For more information, visit www.mgm.com

About Telltale, Inc.

Telltale Games is an innovative and independent developer and publisher of video games, and is the pioneer of the creation and delivery of episodic gaming content. Winner of numerous accolades, the studio is the recipient of over 80 Game of the Year Awards, Studio of the Year and other honors for The Walking Dead, a game series based on Robert Kirkman 's hit comic book. Telltale continues to expand its lineup with internationally recognized and acclaimed properties from partners such as DC Comics and others - yet to be announced - that will delight and excite gamers across the world. Telltale is a fully licensed third party publisher on Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3, and Wii and also publishes games on the PC, Mac, and Apple iOS platforms. For more information visit www.telltalegames.com.

Telltale Games' Poker Night 2 © 2013 Telltale, Inc. Telltale, Telltale Games and the Telltale Games logo are trademarks of Telltale, Inc. All rights reserved. "ASH" character from "ARMY OF DARKNESS" is licensed from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. ARMY OF DARKNESS ™&© 1993 Orion Pictures Corporation. ©2013 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. " BROCK SAMSON " character from "VENTURE BROS." ™&© CARTOON NETWORK (2013). Claptrap is a copyrighted character of Gearbox Software, LLC. Gearbox Software, Borderlands, and their corresponding logos are trademarks of Gearbox Software, LLC. Used under license. Sam & Max Created by Steve Purcell . Sam & Max Copyright and Trademark Steve Purcell. GLaDOS is the property of Valve Corporation and used under license.

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