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.

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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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