The comic book 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 US on Switch for $19.99, with European pre-orders opening on Wednesday.
Skunkape Games - a small indie developer made up of former Telltale employees - acquired the rights for Sam & Max Season One after Telltale shut down in 2018.
This game is described by Skunkape as a "product of its time" - with compressed graphics, sound and technical limitations that don't quite hold up in 2020. Fortunately, the remaster overhauls the graphics, adds Joy-Con and touch screen support, restores audio (and adds five new tracks), and includes numerous additions and tweaks made possible by the evolution of dev tools.
The game has English voice and subtitles in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, and Russian.
Here's a bit of the backstory, if you haven't saved the world with Sam & Max before:
Created by comic artist Steve Purcell, Sam and Max are a six-foot canine detective and a hyperkinetic rabbity-thing who dole out their own brand of comedic justice as the Freelance Police.
In Sam & Max Save the World, the duo investigate a hypnosis plot that spins to global proportions to involve washed-up child stars, the media, the mafia, the US government, the internet, and the bright side of the moon. A wacky story, brain-tickling puzzles, eccentric characters, and oddball humor provide a casual gameplay experience that was billed as "gaming's first sitcom" upon its original release.
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