Four-Play: Telltale’s New Game Teased

Of course, if we're being literal, rather than a game featuring all of the four characters it could actually be that the team-fortress characters are joining the Telltale stable in some way. Who can tell? Telltale, and they're not.

Lauri was the first to mail us with news that Telltale are teasing us furiously via the medium of Gametrailers. A short footage stating “Bet you never thought these guys would get together”, followed by silhouettes of Him from Penny Arcade, Him from Sam ‘n’ Max, Him from Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People and – unless our eyes deceive us – him from Team Fortress 2. Holding – er – cards? They seem to be cards. What could it be? A videogame, that’s what. It’s not going to be a fridge decoration. We’ll know on September 2nd and the teaser trailer follows…

We’re going to look more stupid than normal if it’s a fridge decoration now, aren’t we?

Any guesses? Mine would be that the “get together” is meant in the carnal way, and it’s a four-way orgy featuring hot, steamy brand-on-brand action.


  1. gutenbergn says:

    I believe that Telltale did a poker game before, so it could be a poker game featuring these characters. And I would be pretty disappointed.

    • Craymen Edge says:

      I too will be disappointed if it’s just another Texas Hold’em game.

    • Taillefer says:

      “And now they’re back, in their craaaziest adventure yet!”

      I do hope it’s a better use of all those characters. I’d prefer fridge decorations.

    • kenoxite says:

      Magic Hold’em.
      That’s my bet.

    • LegendaryTeeth says:

      Congratulations :(

  2. Drug Crazed Dropkick says:

    I don’t think it is him from TF2. Body build isn’t right.

    • Dominic White says:

      Yeah, it’s totally the Heavy. He just looks a bit different because he’s not slouched due to carrying a gun the size of a man.

    • Drug Crazed Dropkick says:

      I disagree.

      I’m prepared to be wrong, but I don’t think it is.

    • Tacroy says:

      Well that’s exactly why it can’t be a Heavy – where’s Sasha? Clearly, it must be a Spy whose puny frame couldn’t handle Sasha’s glorious love.

    • The Archetype says:

      Actually, if he wasn’t so huge compared to the other characters I’d say it could be the demoman, based on the sillhouette.

    • IAMJETHRO says:

      Is so.

    • HexagonalBolts says:

      It is definitely the heavy, look closely and you can see the boots are the same, the trousers are the same, and he has a satchel on the left hand pocket in both pictures

    • Nick says:

      of course its the heavy, look at the size of his hands.

    • qrter says:

      Come on, ofcourse it’s the Heavy.. which other videogame character has that silhouette?

      I can’t think of any that would be as famous or recognisable as the other three.

  3. Stochastic Gamer says:

    Max / Tycho / Heavy / Strong Bad adventure game would be amazing. That rabbity thing is a spy!

  4. Skinlo says:

    Looks a lot like the heavy.

  5. Unaco says:

    Yeah… I’m going to go with some sort of Poker, or other card based game (do kids these days play Whist? Or Bridge?), simulator. They’ve made a card game before, and it looks like Tycho, Sam and the Heavy are holding cards in the video. Of course, the cards could just be a red herring.

  6. Celkiasian says:

    They are just showing the characters with unique silhouettes. There is also Velma from Scooby Doo, an Innkeeper from M&B and a Radio Shack.

    • Malawi Frontier Guard says:

      Yeah, but which innkeeper? This is important.

  7. rfry11 says:

    I really hope it’s an Adventure game set in the Wild West where you attempt to win back your deceased Uncle’s fortune after it was stolen from you due to a forged Will. You’ve hired these four heroes to help you derail trains, shoot up saloons, woo prostitutes, and rob banks until you find out who the notorious conman is who stole your rightful fortune. After revealing said man, a competitive Faro game starts where you have to win $250,000 from him, with your own personal financials at around $15,000.

    ..Or maybe it’s just a Poker game.

  8. DuckSauce says:

    Heavy is spy!
    I rather place my guess that is indeed the heavy based on the silhouet of the head, it looks right to me.

  9. CommanderZx2 says:

    It is likelly to be a poker game, hopefully it will include awesome facial animations and the actual voice actor from TF2 for the Heavy.

  10. Frozenbyte says:

    Bad & Max: Penny Fortress?

  11. no hands says:

    A poker game would be silly – how would Strongbad possible hold the cards with those glove on? But yeah, it looks like a poker game. Silly.

  12. Dain says:

    We did have:

  13. Lambchops says:

    Almost bound to be poker isn’t it? What with Jurrassic Park and Back to the Future games in the pipeline it’s hard to imagine them taking on anything much more taxing.

  14. Rich says:

    I’d buy a poker game featuring the heavy, just tell me where to put my wallet :)

  15. VelvetFistIronGlove says:

    The Heavy would be pretty poor at poker:

    *looks at cards* OHH DIS IS BAAAD!

  16. sfury says:

    Gametrailers, you have failed me for the last time! Good thing someone already put it on YouTube – link to

    If this really ends up to be only a poker game (esp with THESE characters) I’ll be very disappointed.

    • sfury says:

      …and sure as hell the video loaded when I posted and the page refreshed, no matter I refreshed it 5 times before that to no effect.

  17. tungstenHead says:

    Poker or a CCG type game could be the combat, but I definitely expect something a lot more complicated overall. If it’s JUST poker it would be an incredible waste of all these licenses.

    • LionsPhil says:

      Wasting licenses on bad and undeveloped games is Telltale’s core competency.

  18. geldonyetich says:

    After Kingdom Hearts, I’m largely immune to character crossover surprise.

  19. My name says:

    Well, I wonder why there isn’t any mention of ToMI characters (OK, it might be a legal thing), but maybe the cards are the voodoo cards from the priestess?! ;)

  20. Chizu says:

    Strip Poker.

    It has to be.

    • Carda says:

      Never mind that at least one of the characters has the game-breaking advantage of starting with no clothes.

    • somnolentsurfer says:

      Comic-strip poker.

      That or Valve are buying Tell Tale and Hothead.

    • DJ Phantoon says:

      No, you mean he loses instantly by having no clothes on. The point of strip poker isn’t to end up naked, it’s to make everyone else naked,

  21. Lucas says:

    Do us all a favor RPS and don’t reprint announcements of announcements.

  22. Pokemanz says:

    Just a reminder, Texas hold ’em has 4 characters.


  23. hexapodium says:

    Oh, please be Snap. Just so I get to hear “SNAP! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!” in the dulcet tones of a Russian who’s larger than the average family car.

  24. mondomau says:

    So. PA, TF2, Sam & Max, Strongbad.




  25. Matzerath says:

    Strip poker and no Pyro?!

  26. joe says:

    Perhaps you’d recognize the Heavy if he was wearing a stylish hat.

    • joe says:

      Doh, reply bug…the previous entry was meant to be in response to Drug Crazed Dropkick up above.

  27. sfox says:

    Seeing the cards worries me that it’ll just be a Texas Hold Em game. Though the fact that they made a teaser video makes me hope otherwise, I mean why would they tease a card game, not many people would be excited about that.

  28. Vincent says:

    Maybe a poker game… but not Texas Hold’em. Heavy is holding 3 cards in his hands, same for Tycho (although it’s hard to see exactly). Maybe another kind of game with cards… or no card games at all, what would be some good news (or not).

  29. JohnS says:

    Come on… Strong Bad is not that short…

  30. zipdrive says:

    “hot brand-on-brand action”.
    Best line I’ve read this week.

  31. Inst says:

    When I first looked at the image, I thought the dude from TF2 was clearly holding a CAKE!!! And I thought awesome!!!

    But you are right, it’s cards, so it’s going to be a boring cards game. I doubt that the best cast ever will save a card game.

  32. PHeMoX says:

    Actually that Poker game was pretty good fun to play in my humble opinion. Still needs more comments from the AI players, but it features some good humor.

  33. GarageGothic says:

    My thoughts were more along the lines of a collectible card game with game characters, illustrated by the Penny Arcade guys. Not that I care either way, but… poker, really? That would be quite underwhelming. (Still, they’re bringing a friggin’ DeLorean to PAX, so here’s hoping there will at least be a teaser trailer for the BttF games, if not actual in-game footage)

  34. binni says:

    A TF2 themed Telltale adventure game would be a great idea.