Sam and Max return to retail

Boxed edition of Telltale Games' episodic series set for August release worldwide, courtesy of The Adventure Company, JoWood Group.


The 1993 LucasArts PC game Sam & Max Hit the Road was one of the traditional point-and-click adventure genre's last hurrahs. While the canine-and-lagamorph freelance police duo have returned in an episodic series of downloadable adventures from Telltale Games, they haven't set fuzzy foot in a retail game store for more than a decade.

That's set to change, because Telltale Games today announced agreements with publishers The Adventure Company and The JoWood Group that will see the first "season" of Sam & Max games released in stores worldwide this August.

The first four installments in the six-episode debut season have already been released online through subscription-based service GameTap as well as the Telltale Games Web site. The fifth episode, Reality 2.0, is expected to be released next month. Telltale currently sells episodes individually for $8.95, or as part of a season set for $34.95.

For more on the series, check out GameSpot's review of the most recent episode, Abe Lincoln Must Die!

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