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Sam & Max: Season One

Platform(s): Wii
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Dreamcatcher/The Adventure Company
Developer: Telltale Games
Release Date: Oct. 14, 2008

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'Sam & Max Season One' (Wii) Coming in August, Season 3 (PC) in 2009

by Rainier on May 25, 2008 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT

Team up with Sam & Max, self-styled Freelance Police with their own brand of justice. Uncover clues, interrogate suspects, crack six bizarre cases, and find out why Sam & Max has been praised as the funniest game in years. Season One can now be played on the Wii, so get ready to flop down on the couch with your Wii remote in hand and laugh. A lot.

As part of a continuing effort to extend episodic gaming to new audiences and platforms, Telltale is officially announcing that Sam & Max Season One will be coming to the Wii. This collection of the first six Sam & Max episodes will introduce a brand new audience to the popular and critically-acclaimed game series.

Sam & Max's journey to the Wii platform has been fueled by fan excitement. Just before the episodic series' PC debut, fans launched an email campaign clamoring for a Wii version of the series. Continuous rumors and rampant speculation online led to developer and publisher enthusiasm for the title. With Telltale now focusing on console development in addition to PC, the company can finally bring Sam & Max to Wii in response to this overwhelming demand.

The Sam & Max episodes let players guide the Freelance Police through a series of bizarre—and often sidesplitting—mysteries.

Nintendo's Wii is a perfect fit for the Sam & Max games. The series' story-driven gameplay and episodic structure has often been favorably compared to TV sitcoms. The new Wii version will present Sam & Max in a format that can be enjoyed from the comfort of the living room, either alone or with a group of friends—a setting perfectly suited for this kind of experience. The game's easy-to-use interface has a low learning curve, making it ideal for the Wii's broad consumer audience.

Features :

  • self-contained cases with an overarching story arc.
  • Thousands of laugh-out-loud dialogue lines.
  • Simple gameplay mechanics with a low learning curve.
  • Catchy jazz soundtrack featuring live performers and over 3 hours of original music.
  • Intuitive gameplay that appeals to seasoned gamers and novices alike.

Sam & Max first hit the indie comic scene in 1987, courtesy of franchise creator Steve Purcell. In the twenty years since, they have appeared in an animated TV series, an Eisner-winning webcomic, and numerous video games. The success of the Sam & Max episodic series has fueled a renaissance for the franchise. Telltale recently released a special 20th Anniversary Edition of the complete Sam & Max comic collection, Surfin' the Highway, after nearly a decade out of print, and a DVD box set of the 1997 animated series has just been published by Shout Factory. Both are available in Telltale's online store, along with other Sam & Max merchandise.

Sam & Max Season One for the Wii will be published by Dreamcatcher/The Adventure Company in North America, and by JoWooD in Europe. In addition to English language, the game will be fully localized in French and German, and subtitled in Italian and Spanish.


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