Poker Night 2 Gets Fresh Details and Strategy Tips

Learn how to beat Brock Samson, Claptrap, Ash, or Sam in the new game

Telltale Games, after revealing a special trailer with the unlockable items in Poker Night 2, has now posted a bunch of new details about its upcoming poker simulator as well as a few tips when confronting the different characters in the game, like Brock Samson, Claptrap, Sam, or Ash.

Poker Night 2 is the sequel to the impressive Poker Night at the Inventory, only this time it allows players to engage in either Texas Hold'em or Omaha matches against a new set of famous video game, movie, or TV show heroes.

The different unlockable rewards were presented yesterday and now Telltale Producer Adam Sarasohn has posted a few fresh details about the game on the PS blog, not to mention tips for direct confrontations with its characters.

Check out the official descriptions below.

- Brock Samson, the (former) bodyguard to the Venture Family from Adult Swim’s Venture Bros. This guy just oozes cool, but be careful about stealing chips away from his stack, because he has a license to kill and he’s not afraid to use it. He literally plays his cards close to his chest, so it’ll be tough to bluff him out of pot, but let him win a couple of hands and his overconfidence could be his downfall. If you manage to unlock the Venture Bros chips, deck, and felt and you’ll get to see Brock on a version of his home turf, clad in his favorite Hawaiian shirt.

- Claptrap. He may seem innocent and naïve to the world, but he’s secretly a very skilled poker player, and he’ll take your money if you give him the chance. Anyone on Pandora knows that you never head into combat alone, so Claptrap brought a couple of allies. Flanked by his best buddy Steve (Heyo!), you better hope that his infatuation with GLaDOS blinds him to your poker strategy. He even managed to drag Moxxi along to help serve as bartender. Unlock all of the Borderlands in-game items and the inventory will get the “Moxxi’s” treatment, complete with music from Borderlands 2. Claptrap may even dress up for the occasion.

- Ash Williams from Army of Darkness. The tournament almost started without him, but we were able to pull him away from killing Deadites to play a few hands of poker with us. He won’t go anywhere without his trusty boomstick and chainsaw, and luckily his prosthetic hand is working well enough (more or less) to handle the chips and the occasional drink. Purchase the Army of Darkness poker chips, deck, felt and step into a world of your worst nightmares… or that just might be a fog machine adding to the atmosphere.

- Sam, from the Sam and Max series. Max was in the first Poker Night tournament, so Sam had to see what all the fuss was about. While Sam seems to be the calmer of the two, he’s not averse to waving around his enormous revolver to get a reaction, or a totally inappropriately sized bet. And when he’s wracked with indecision, Max is right there with him at the Inventory, ready to give terrible advice at a moment’s notice. Unlock Sam’s poker items to give the Inventory a noir makeover, with Sam dressed in his best tuxedo to match.

Besides the four competitors, players will also interact with GLaDOS, the evil AI from Portal, who'll be dealing the cards and insulting everyone at the table.

Different rewards will also be available by competing in tournaments inside the game, including the Venture Bros. Orb, Claptrap's Spike TV award, Ash's Necronomicon, Sam's banjo, or one of GLaDOS' personality cores.

Poker Night 2 is out at the end of the month for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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