The sequel to 2010's Poker Night At The Inventory is now up for pre-order on Steam (The game is $5), with a release date of April 23rd, two weeks from tomorrow.

I'm pretty excited, I've gotta say. I liked the first one a whole lot, and the cast for this one looks pretty good. Claptrap from Borderlands, Ash from Evil Dead, Sam from Sam and Max, Brock Samson from The Venture Bros, and GLaDOS as the dealer.

"The chips are down and the ante is up in this sentence already bursting with poker clichés! Take the fifth seat in Poker Night 2, at a table featuring Claptrap (Borderlands 2), Brock Samson (The Venture Bros.), Ash (Army of Darkness) and Sam (Sam and Max series). Play to unlock new Team Fortress 2 items and win unique skins and heads for Borderlands 2! Your dealer is GLaDOS (Portal series), but at no point will you be considered as a candidate for a visit to Aperture Science’s Enrichment Center. Unless you lose." - http://store.steampowered.com/app/234710/

For those unfamiliar with the first game, it was basically the premise "what do our favorite video game characters do in their off time?" The answer is play Texas Hold 'Em. It's a decent Poker game with pretty lousy A.I., but the dialog between the characters is awesome, and makes it well worth the five bucks. If you want to get it, pre-ordering the sequel will give you a copy of the original on Steam.

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While I'm excited to play the next game, I am a little bummed out that it's another poker game. I was kind of hoping that the "Poker Night" in the title implied that the sequels would be other games. You know, Blackjack Night, or Craps Night, or... I dunno. I see why they'd want to keep it simple with poker, of course.

So anyone else gonna pick it up?