Telltale teases crossover title

Image of adventure game publisher's next project suggests Sam and Max, Penny Arcade, Strong Bad, and Team Fortress characters getting together for a card game; first Back to the Future game details revealed.

Telltale Games has an announcement up its sleeve to kick off this weekend's Penny Arcade Expo. The episodic adventure game publisher has posted a teaser image for the title on its Web site, with a handful of familiar silhouettes suggesting a crossover is in the works.

The two most distinctive silhouettes belong to a pair of characters Telltale has already worked with: the rabbitlike Max of Sam and Max: Freelance Police fame, and the oval-headed, fingerless Strong Bad. If the other two figures in the teaser image are who they appear to be, those Telltale characters will be joined in the new project by Tycho from Penny Arcade and the Heavy from Team Fortress 2.

Is Telltale making another poker game? A customizable card game? A guess-the-silhouette game?

While those characters are pulled from very different games, the teaser image may include a hint at what sort of project could bring them together. With the exception of Strong Bad, the characters appear to be holding playing cards. Telltale has previous experience with card games, its very first title being the Telltale Texas Hold 'Em poker game.

Gamers shouldn't have to wait much longer to find out, as the teaser image states the title will be revealed "at PAX Prime 9.2.10." The Penny Arcade Expo is officially scheduled to take place September 3-5 in Seattle, Washington.

In other Telltale news, USA Today has reported the first details of the publisher's upcoming Back to the Future title. The five-episode season will feature the likenesses of the original film's actors Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, with Lloyd also providing voice work for the game. Telltale is also receiving input on the project from Bob Gale, the screenwriter on the original three films.

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29 comments
MamaLuigiBarrel
MamaLuigiBarrel

Out already, it's called "Poker Night at the Inventory".

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

I sense a potential back to the future movie planned along with this xD.

mull20641
mull20641

well this came out of left field

thattotally
thattotally

This is interesting and quite fanservicey

fionndruinne
fionndruinne

Isn't Lloyd about a million years old by now???

lenson
lenson

If you say so. Don't know who else it could be....

hendrix4ever193
hendrix4ever193

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syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@middlefish No, no. Your comment is indeed totally irrelevant to this game that is not being made by Valve, who according to many people is just Gabe Newell and his crippled imaginary friends that can only make one game at a time.

lenson
lenson

One of them looks like a heavy.

minion715
minion715

this may be random but i did not know that Mass Effect 2 is going to be released on PS3 next year because i saw that the game stop websight has it for pre-order. just a random comment

sagameister3
sagameister3

Looking forward to anything related to Back to the future, looking forward to more info though.

kozanecki
kozanecki

More info on the Jurassic Park game please!

gbrading
gbrading moderator

An adventure game with TF2 characters would be excellent. Interested to hear more.

DerekDalzell
DerekDalzell

it would be nice to see Back to the Future on the 360

zar144
zar144

Heavy: ''It cost 400,000 to hold this cards... for 12 seconds.''

LeoTheFighter
LeoTheFighter

Yay for getting Chrisopher Lloyd for the upcoming Back to the Future game, but where's Michael J. Fox?

middlefish
middlefish

This may not seem related, but where the hell is my Half Life 2: Episode 3? Stop putting your time on card games and crap Valve!

green_dominator
green_dominator

IDK, it sounds like an odd collection of characters, I bet it's something bigger and these characters are the surprise guests......

e1shw
e1shw

If this is true it could pretty awesome if it's done right.... :?

Reiken37
Reiken37

LF a surprise that I'm even mildly intrested in purchasing...

MrGoodKill
MrGoodKill

A card game? Can anyone say, "popcorn fart?"