Sam & Max Is Back In VR Game With Several Original Developers

The long-dormant Sam & Max series is returning after nearly a decade in a new VR game.

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During Geoff Keighley's Gamescom Opening Night Live presentation, a new game in the cult-favorite point-and-click adventure series Sam & Max was announced. Simply titled Sam & Max, this latest entry in the series takes the famous detective duo into VR.

The teaser we watched was brief, and you can watch it below, but it was confirmed by Keighley on Twitter that it'll be VR-focused. What was shown offered a glimpse of the classic crime-solving duo engaging in humorous antics, as is typical of the series.

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Fully titled Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual!, the new game includes some of the development team from the original 1992 LucasArts release and the Telltale games. It's scheduled to releaes in the first half of 2021, and you won't actually be playing as Sam or Max, but as a new recruit in the Freelance Police. The game features David Nowlin and Dave Boat back as the voices for the two characters, and you'll get to run through an abandoned amusement park that has been reworked as a training course.

Sam & Max made a major splash in the 1990s and are considered highly influential in the adventure game genre. Telltale Games developed many of the latest entries in the series, although the franchise has been dormant for the last decade. This new Sam & Max game will be developed by Happy Giant, which has worked on a number of AR games previously.

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