Sam & Max GameTap-ping October 17

Beloved characters return in first of episodic installments on game-download service next month; available to nonsubscribers November 1.

Just under a year ago, indie studio Telltale Games acquired the rights to make games based on the underground comic Sam & Max: Freelance Police. The news was a godsend to many old-school gamers who loved the first game the comic inspired, 1993's Sam & Max Hit the Road and lamented the 2004 cancellation of its sequel, Sam & Max: Freelance Police.

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo this year, Telltale announced it had partnered with the PC game-distribution service GameTap to copublish a series of episodic adventure games featuring the wacky duo. The deal marked GameTap's first outing as a game publisher.

Today, the two companies announced that Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock, the first installment in the six-part Sam & Max: Season 1, would be available on October 17. The episode will follow the dog and rabbit duo as they "discover that a group of former child stars have become involved in nefarious deeds," according to Telltale.

Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock will premiere on GameTap and be available exclusively to its subscribers until November 1, before being offered on the official Sam & Max Web site for an unnamed fee. The game will only be available via digital distribution.

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rgkegngntv
rgkegngntv

the game is out now on gametap. and im loving it.

gaggle64
gaggle64

I'm very glad to see the ol' Sam and Max humour in full evidence in the above screens. Like Max at a gas station, I just can't wait any longer.

cowgomoo
cowgomoo

trashken, yes they are new voice actors. I am not sure how I feel about it. After watching the new videos, they are growing on me.

trashken
trashken

Best news all day! Funny Max's voice is a bit different than the original... are the voiced by the same actors?

DeltaSpirit
DeltaSpirit

This series is well over do for a second game but now we play the waiting game

lewser5
lewser5

Glad to hear that Sam & Max are finally coming back. Long live adventure games...at least the good ones!

CapoX
CapoX

jeee adventure... finally!!! :D

4esth
4esth

Finally! The resurrection of Adventure games is beginning!

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

"Da1ShrpSh0trGrl Am not familiar with Sam & Max but it looks like something a little kid will play. Yup, definetly for little kidz that's the impression I get from the screenshots." well it's not childish... the old sam & max: hit the road (back in 1993) is one of the best adventure games ever released, just like day of the tentacle or indiana jones: the fate of atlantic.... i don't know about this one, but that one was very adult, funny and a bit difficult.

Da1ShrpSh0trGrl
Da1ShrpSh0trGrl

Am not familiar with Sam & Max but it looks like something a little kid will play. Yup, definetly for little kidz that's the impression I get from the screenshots.

faizali86
faizali86

thats great news! i think they should also remake the older ones just like they do for xbox live.

LqdSnk
LqdSnk

This may be the first game I purchase through digital distribution.

halo_456
halo_456

they should of done it on steam. Australia cant get an gametap account.

viewtiful_joe99
viewtiful_joe99

I can't wait for the games to come out. I have replayed Sam and Max and am ready for the new games. I'm not going to buy a gametap membership though...

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Don't know if it's worth getting a GameTap membership for, but I sure as hell wanna play em. Gamespot - will you review it?

dee_nicki
dee_nicki

I want to play this but I don't know if I want to play them bad enough to get a gametap membership....

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

I've never played a Sam and Max game, but I'm very interested and would like to play one...

mattdv
mattdv

Awesome! Also, Telltale's said there's a definite possibility of a CD (DVD?) version at the end of the season, like you can buy a season of a TV show on DVD.

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

@AlbertWesker316 This was a cartoon on Fox Kids? Did it have fun dialogue like: Sam: "So,...where are we and,...who is the scaly-ass, self-propelled, gutter cheese who's gonna' take the long, hard fall for this?" Max: "Better figure it out, quick! I got killin' hands!" If so, I NEED those DVDs.

Banjo4321
Banjo4321

I'm totally excited about this release. The original is a classic. I'm already a Gametap member, so I'm all set for this new episodic adventure. Can't wait! BTW, for those non-Gametap members, the game will be released on November 1 on Telltale's website.

Karjah
Karjah

Personally I'd very very much prefer to have this on steam so I know I have it for life even after formatting my harddrive but this is still great news. Most people who use digital downloads will probally pick this up. A win for the pc gaming world. edit: Why won't someone remake maniac mansion already. :) That game was awesome and it calls for a 3d remake.

Reetesh
Reetesh

Great!! Very excited about the game.. but only can get it AFTER Ithe Gametap excusive is gone

KandyKornMan
KandyKornMan

cool but might take longer to get it available to buy on the site.nice to download a game sometimes.it saves a trip to the store which might not have it at all.

AlbertWesker316
AlbertWesker316

I remember the cartoon on fox kids!This should be good,i wish they would do another day of the tentacle!

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

Sweet. Now they just have to rerelease S&M Hit the Road on the DS and I'll be quite happy ^_^

roareh
roareh

loved the original. but i already have my doubts about this.