Sam & Max investigate XBLA

With the work already complete on Sam & Max Season One and Two, Telltale Games is attempting to find out just how much mileage it can get from the adventure game series. Last year, the independent game maker ported its PC franchise to Nintendo's Wii, and now Telltale is setting its sights on Xbox...

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With the work already complete on Sam & Max Season One and Two, Telltale Games is attempting to find out just how much mileage it can get from the adventure game series. Last year, the independent game maker ported its PC franchise to Nintendo's Wii, and now Telltale is setting its sights on Xbox Live Arcade.

On its official Web site today, Telltale announced that the first two seasons of its madcap adventure series will be added to Microsoft's digital delivery storefront. Unlike its previous iterations, though, Sam & Max will be slightly rebranded on XBLA, with the first season now bearing the moniker Sam & Max Save the World, while season two bears the tag line Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space.

Telltale did not reveal a release window or pricing information for the upcoming Sam & Max titles. For more information, check out GameSpot's review of Sam & Max Season Two for the PC.

Discussion

28 comments
hleflore
hleflore

Sam and Max are good for America.

kozzy1234
kozzy1234

Awesome! Very nice addition to the marketplace! Sam and Max are good fun!

dkjjabs
dkjjabs

O the time i spent on that and not my home work (got to get it for old time's)

BloodMist
BloodMist

If you haven't played these yet, definitely do, they're flat out hilarious games.

sluffmochildeater
sluffmochildeater

Sweet. I hope if I buy this they'll give Maniac Mansion/Day of the Tentacle and Monkey Island the same treatment.

jmallen99
jmallen99

I think it's great that these games are being offered to more people who haven't had the experience yet. But when the heck is Season Three going to be announced!!

Gaara79
Gaara79

I'd rather have them on disk. I hope they get a disk based release on 360 too. otherwise I might just get the wii version. I'll have to see how the pricing works out.

pilot_riaz
pilot_riaz

Yes very good humour in these games

mini-mario
mini-mario

Everyone who hasn't already played this on PC: buy it. The Sam & Max episodes belong to the funniest games I've played in a long while.

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

Oooh! I would love to play season two... I played the original on Gametap and thought it was a lot of fun.

magicalclick
magicalclick

Sounds good. I am actually waiting it on XBLA since I am too lazy to install. Not only that, I am too lazy to make another account for downloading games. I prefer everything stays on my XBL account, easier for me to manage by lazy me. Besides, I am not an advanture game fan. I am skeptical about it, a XBLA trail play is a good start.

klcoman
klcoman

Come on Lucas release some old point +click adventure games i.e. Monkey Islands, Maniac Mansions, Full Throttle, The Dig, Indiana Jones', grim Fandango. I mean seriously......COME ON! Also Quest for Glorys' would be sweet (Sierra I'm lookin' at you) especially Shadows of Darkness.....COME ON!

thunderground2
thunderground2

I just hope they control right and are a reasonable price, like 10-15$

lamprey263
lamprey263

@Timbydude - "Meh, I'll stick with PC. Point-and-click adventure games don't blend well with gamepads." well, they're point and click adventures, not RTSs, gamepads would do just fine

mjk_1
mjk_1

my brow is raised

Timbydude
Timbydude

Meh, I'll stick with PC. Point-and-click adventure games don't blend well with gamepads.

expandingeye
expandingeye

Mush mouth they wont ever put them out on 360. Just buy (or dig out) them for your pc. Its alot easier, you can even get them to work in xp and vista if you know what to do.

PlasmaBeam44
PlasmaBeam44

I love these freaking games. I'll gladly play them again on XBLA to get some more achievement points.

jazzyrider
jazzyrider

It would be nice to see this on PS3 too! Where's the love?

lamprey263
lamprey263

I'm with Mush Moth, I'd much rather see ports of the old school point-n-click adventure games that LucasArts was known for

jedioniram
jedioniram

I got Season 1 on Steam and loved it, but never got around to getting Season 2. If the price is right I might pick them both up.. because of the evilness that is achievement points.

JangoWuzHere
JangoWuzHere

they are just wasting money porting this game to other systems. The Requirements on the PC are very low so theirs no need.

doomsoth
doomsoth

I hope the XBLA ports are better than the Wii Season One port.

Mush_Mouth
Mush_Mouth

Anybody else sick of seeing the newer sam & max episodes and want to see the original lucasarts game? Or at least know if lucasarts ever has plans to release them? I'm sure the chances of lucasarts releasing that and all their other adventure games (Indy and The Fate of Atlantis, Day of The Tentacle, Full Throttle, etc) any time soon are really slim, but I keep hoping.

Franko_3
Franko_3

They should work on season 3 instead of all these *quick cash-in* ports. Like futility said, these games require a 1ghz comp and a onboard card, I am sure the average console player have this kind of computer at home...

Futil1ty
Futil1ty

Sweet. Except...why not just get it on PC? Are the requirements that high?

Magrino
Magrino

With the work already complete on Sam & Max Season One and Two, Telltale Games is attempting to find out just how much mileage it can get from the adventure game series. Last year, the independent game maker ported its PC franchise to Nintendo's Wii, and now Telltale is setting its sights on Xbox Live Arcade.

On its official Web site today, Telltale announced that the first two seasons of its madcap adventure series will be added to Microsoft's digital delivery storefront. Unlike its previous iterations, though, Sam & Max will be slightly rebranded on XBLA, with the first season now bearing the moniker Sam & Max Save the World, while season two bears the tag line Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space.

Telltale did not reveal a release window or pricing information for the upcoming Sam & Max titles. For more information, check out GameSpot's review of Sam & Max Season Two for the PC.