SAN RAFAEL, CA, September 7, 2012 – To commemorate 25 years of the beloved Freelance Police duo, Telltale today announced special prices for all of its Sam & Max videogames. The fedora-wearing canine Sam and his crazed lagomorph companion Max began busting crimes on the sketchy streets of New York City a quarter century ago, and have been going strong ever since! Telltale Games has captured their exploits in three full seasons of hit adventure games, across multiple platforms. And now, they’re available at a special price!
Special 25 th Anniversary Offers:
Xbox LIVE ® Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft – Back to School Sale – Now through September 10, 2012
$10 (800 Microsoft®Points) for each individual season, which includes Sam & Max: Beyond Time & Space and Sam & Max: Save the World
Steam – Weekend Deal – September 13th – 16th, 2012
$14.99 for the Sam & Max Complete Pack (includes all 3 seasons – Sam & Max: Save the World, Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space, and Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse).
Individual seasons – Sam & Max: Save the World, Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space will be available for $9.99 each and Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse will be available for $11.49.
App Store - iPhone and iPad – Now through October 1, 2012
$.99 for all individual episodes in the Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space season (Universal App).
PlayStation®Network (SCEA) – Now through October 2, 2012
$20 Bundle Offer for Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse and Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space, and $12.99 for each individual season.
PlayStation®Network (SCEE) – Summer Sale – Now through October 5, 2012
€12.99 for each individual season, which includes Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse and Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space
25 Years of Sam & Max
Created by Steve Purcell, Sam & Max began their exploits in the indie comic book world with a daring adventure to the Philippines called "Monkeys Violating the Heavenly Temple" (drawn entirely without reference). After a series of follow-up comic books, the critically-acclaimed Sam & Max Hit the Road adventure game released in 1993. The dog and rabbity-thing duo moved to television in an award-winning animated series, an Eisner Award winning webcomic, and games for virtually every kind of gaming system. As for Steve Purcell, among many other ground-breaking projects, he has gone on to co-write and co-direct one of the top grossing films of 2012: Pixar/Disney’s “Brave.”
Telltale CEO Dan Connors said “We’re very excited to celebrate Sam & Max’s anniversary. Steve Purcell created something unique, funny and enduring that continues to grab new fans every single year; now’s the perfect time for gamers to see what all the fuss is about and for current fans to complete their collections with these special offers.”
“Sam & Max have always had a happy home at Telltale”, said creator Steve Purcell. “They just “get” what Sam & Max is about and so these games are the perfect place to enter their world. It’s wonderful and gratifying that after 25 years, Sam & Max continue to make people happy and I’m excited that these offers provide gamers with an opportunity to play the marvelously inventive games that Telltale made. Here’s to another 25 years!”
About Telltale Games
Telltale is a leading independent developer and publisher of games for every major gaming platform and is the pioneer of the episodic delivery of digital gaming content. By developing games as series and successfully releasing on a schedule, they create longer consumer engagement than traditional games for each release. Founded in 2004 by games industry veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for successful episodic game creation and digital publishing. Telltale has sold more than 5 million episodes since 2005. Telltale's reputation for quality has been established across more than 25 published releases, winning numerous awards including, "Adventure Game of the Year" accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers. Telltale has also been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times and Variety. Telltale is a fully licensed third party publisher on Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3, and Wii and also publishes games on the PC, Mac, and Apple iOS platforms. For more information visit www.telltalegames.com.
About Sam & Max
Steve Purcell published "Monkeys Violating the Heavenly Temple" as his first Sam & Max comic in 1987. It established Sam & Max as the Freelance Police, patrolling the back streets of New York in their lumbering 1960 Desoto, sniffing out deed-doers and cracking cheap thugs silly. After a series of follow-up comic books, Purcell worked with a team at LucasArts to create the critically-acclaimed Sam & Max Hit the Road adventure game in 1993. The dog and rabbity-thing duo moved to television in an award-winning animated series in 1997, an Eisner Award winning webcomic, and games for virtually every kind of gaming system. In his non-Sam & Max time, Steve Purcell writes and directs for Pixar Animation Studios. Mr. Purcell is credited as co-writer and co-director for this summer’s “Brave”, one of the top grossing films of the season. Stay up to date with Mr. Purcell’s Sam & Max news at samandmaxblog.blogspot.com.
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