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'Sam & Max: Season 1' Coming to Retail

by Rainier on March 15, 2007 @ 7:33 a.m. PDT

Previously available only via download from Telltale Games or GameTap, Sam & Max: Episodes 1-6 will be coming to retail stores in August 2007. The Adventure Company will distribute the title in North America, while JoWood will publish the game in Europe.

Sam & Max aren't your average crime-fighting duo. Sam is a six-foot tall canine shamus with a love of justice. Max is hyperkinetic rabbity-thing with a taste for violence. Together, Sam & Max are the Freelance Police, ridding the streets of bottom-feeding sludge one dastardly miscreant at a time.

Over the last two de cades, Sam & Max have appeared in a number of formats, including independent comics created by Steve Purcell, an interactive PC adventure game, a Saturday morning cartoon, a webcomic strip, and now innovative episodic games developed by Telltale. The Adventure Company's Sam & Max: Season 1 release marks this series' first foray into retail stores, giving customers worldwide an opportunity to see why the game's bizarre humor, crazy characters, vivid 3D graphics, and good, old-fashioned point & click gameplay make Sam & Max: Season 1 the funniest PC game in years.

“We are excited about working with Telltale. Sam & Max is a strong franchise and fans across Europe, and the world over, are highly anticipating Sam & Max: Season 1,” said Albert Seidl, CEO of JoWooD Productions Software AG. “The worldwide retail release will allow us to bring Sam & Max to a wider audience since the game will be available in the five main languages.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Telltale and the Sam & Max franchise,” said Richard Wah Kan, President and CEO of The Adventure Company. “With such a rich history behind the Sam & Max name and the tremendous following of ardent Sam & Max fans, we’re proud to play a part in the rebirth of such a legendary franchise.”

“The Adventure Company will be an excellent partner for Sam & Max’s path to retail,” said Telltale CEO Dan Connors. “Our internal development studio’s been having a fun time working with Steve’s characters and we’re looking forward to getting the games out to new audiences in the Fall.”

Sam & Max: Season 1 will be released for PC with a targeted release date of August 2007.

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