Poker Night 2 is the third poker game developed by Telltale Games, following Telltale Texas Hold'em and Poker Night at the Inventory. Like the original Poker Night, the game features licensed characters from various media. Sam and Max return from the first game and are the only characters to do so. In contrast to the original game, which had Max as a tournament opponent and Sam only making a brief cameo, Sam appears as a full-fledged tournament opponent, with Max making a smaller appearance as his assistant. The game also features Claptrap from the Borderlands video game series, Ash Williams from the Evil Dead film series (particularly based on Army of Darkness), and Brock Samson from The Venture Bros. animated series as tournament opponents. GLaDOS from the Portal video game series appears as a table dealer.
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- Sam came to be included as a tournament opponent by the developers of the game leaving a spot on the table open for a character from a Telltale Games series. They had first considered using Marty McFly or Doctor Brown from the Back to the Future film series, which had recently been adapted into an adventure game series by Telltale Games, but realized their presence would not be appropriate in a game with mature elements. Similarly, characters from Telltale's The Walking Dead video game series were also passed on due to the emotional tone of the series.
- This is the only game featuring the Sam & Max characters to be rated "M" by the ESRB. Previous games featuring the characters are either rated "T" or are unrated.
- This would be Sam & Max's last appearance in a video game until the announcement of Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual in 2020 -the game is slated to debut in 2021.
- If you have the Sam & Max theme completely activated, at one point, the rest of the characters will sing the lost original theme song from Sam & Max Hit the Road.