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.

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

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@BasilVZero Let's hope so...

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

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already on sale on steam....

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Strongbad?.. !!

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well this came out of left field

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This is interesting and quite fanservicey

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

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

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@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.

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One of them looks like a heavy.

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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

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I thought that I have seen the weirdest motley crew ever to be seen in video games - but this collaboration between Penny Arcade, Valve, Telltale Games and the Chapman brothers? This is a genuinely pleasant surprise for me, I would say. The only way to top this bunch of misfits is to rope in Team 17 as well and add Worms to the crew. "Stupendous!" is the word that Tycho would use.

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

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More info on the Jurassic Park game please!

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

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

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

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

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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!

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

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one of valve's 3 surprises?

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

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What the HECK!?!

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

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well, I know ONE of Valve's "surprises"

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

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Ew....please dont be a card game!

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Another card game? :/

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