Tales from the Borderlands 2 and Poker Night 3 are rumored to be in development at Telltale Games.
As usual, this information is unconfirmed considering it’s a rumor, but it comes from a rather prolific Telltale leaker. According to the leak from Hereitismydude on reddit, Tales from the Borderlands 2 and Poker Night 3 are in the works.
As Wccftech notes, the leaker has been spot on in the past with information The Wolf Among Us 2 was coming back and they also outed the news of Batman Shadows Edition ahead of time.
Tales from the Borderlands 2 is still a few years out, according to the rumor, and Gearbox is currently “working out a deal for Telltale to have season one back.” The rumor also states AdHoc Studio, made up of former Telltale devs is “on board” for the second season of Tales from the Borderlands.
Also, Poker Night 3 is currently in the early stages of development. The rumor states it won’t be called Poker Night 3 and is a project being developed completely by Telltale. It’s said the studio hopes to announce it at E3 2020 and release it digitally a few days later.
The last game in the series, Poker Night 2, was released in 2013 and featured characters such as Brock Samson (Venture Bros.), Claptrap, Ash Williams (Evil Dead) and Sam and Max. With Poker Night 3, the current rumor is it will contain crossover items for Fortnite and Borderlands 3. It is also said characters will include Bigby Wolf, Rhys and Fiona, Bruce Wayne, and Lee Everett from The Walking Dead.
While all of this is good news, the rumor also states that The Wolf Among Us 2 has been put on hold while AdHoc writes the story. At present, it’s said assets, locations, and core mechanics are at the ready. So, while AdHoc works on the storyline, Telltale has switched over to working on Poker Night 3 – or whatever it will be called.
In August, Telltale Games assets and back-catalog rights were purchased by LCG Entertainment, this included licensing rights to some of Telltale Games’ properties. Not all rights were acquired, as some IP are wholly owned by other companies. The Walking Dead is owned by Skybound, and Stranger Things is owned by Netflix. IPs such as Borderlands, Game of Thrones, and others weren’t discussed at the time, but the revamped Telltale Games said it would have a look at other expired licenses.
So, again, and we can’t stress this enough, keep all of this tucked away as a rumor despite how accurate the leaker has been in the past.