The comics crime-fighting duo Sam & & Max return to the spotlight on 2nd December in Sam & & Max Save the World Remastered. It’ll be available to pre-order in the United States on Switch for $19.99, with European pre-orders opening on Wednesday.
Skunkape Games – a small indie developer made up of previous Telltale workers – obtained the rights for Sam & & Max Season One after Telltale closed down in 2018.
This video game is described by Skunkape as a “product of its time” – with compressed graphics, sound and technical constraints that don’t quite hold up in 2020. The remaster upgrades the graphics, adds Joy-Con and touch screen assistance, brings back audio (and adds 5 new tracks), and includes many additions and tweaks made possible by the advancement of dev tools.
The video game has English voice and subtitles in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, and Russian. Here’s a little bit of the backstory, if you have not saved the world with Sam & & Max prior to:
Created by comic artist Steve Purcell, Sam and Max are a six-foot canine investigator and a hyperkinetic rabbity-thing who dole out their own brand of comical justice as the Freelance Police.
In Sam & & Max Save the World, the duo examine a hypnosis plot that spins to worldwide percentages to include washed-up kid stars, the media, the mafia, the United States federal government, the web, and the intense side of the moon. A goofy story, brain-tickling puzzles, eccentric characters, and oddball humor provide a casual gameplay experience that was billed as “gaming’s very first sitcom” upon its initial release.
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