SAN RAFAEL, Calif.– October 12, 2009– Xbox 360® owning fans of talking anthropomorphic dogs, hyperactive rabbity things and great gaming comedy rejoice! Telltale today announced that Sam&Max Beyond Time and Space will launch on Xbox Live® Arcade this Wednesday. All five critically-acclaimed episodes of the award-winning series’ second season will be bundled together and sell for 1600 Microsoft Points– a great deal for five games at only 320 points each.
Like Sam&Max Save the World, the XBLA® version of Sam&Max Beyond Time and Space will include achievements, HD graphic support, localized subtitles for German, French, Italian and Spanish, and a custom control scheme adapted specifically for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Additionally, a second Sam&Max Xbox picture pack will release on Wednesday.
Sam&Max Beyond Time and Space pits the Freelance Police against the surreal and supernatural, with the duo facing off against a demon-possessed Santa Claus, gigantic robots, and an emo vampire amassing an army of rave-loving zombies. Mariachis will sing, dead goldfish will prophesize, and Hell just might freeze over, and when friends are caught in the crossfire, Sam&Max risk their very souls to set things right. With an overarching story told throughout five action-packed episodes, the second season of Sam&Max is brimming with mind-bending puzzles, exotic environments and the unhinged humor fans have come to expect from Telltale.
And that’s not all! The Xbox LIVE debut of the second season provides Telltale fans with a fountainhead of inspiration for the studio’s annual Halloween contest which has just kicked off, offering the potential to win a gaming console of their choice and more fabulous prizes! Telltale fans are encouraged to submit creations inspired by any of our games. Previous notable entries include a custom Max hand puppet and a dog costume of Sam made entirely out of used underwear. Classy! For more submissions from years past, additional details and official rules for this year’s contest visit http://www.telltalegames.com/community/blogs/id-509.
Sam&Max Beyond Time and Space is the follow up to Sam&Max Save the World, the first season of the series, which premiered on Xbox LIVE Arcade in June. All six episodes of that season are now available for purchase on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360, along with gamer pics and a profile theme.
More great Telltale episodes will join the Xbox LIVE Arcade line up in November with the release of additional Wallace&Gromit’s Grand Adventures. Fright of the Bumblebees, the premiere episode of the series, is available now on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
For more information, please visit http://www.telltalegames.com.
New assets for Sam&Max Beyond Time and Space are available at http://vip.telltalegames.com.
Sam is a six-foot dog in a baggy suit sporting a trombone-sized .44 hand-cannon. Max is three feet of pure unleashed id with a saw blade grin and the impulsive nature of the average piranha. Together they patrol the sticky streets of a fantastical New York City, righting wrongs, pummeling perps, and ridding the urban landscape of the shifty legions of "self-propelled gutter trash" that litter their streets. Sam and Max got their start in comics in 1987, courtesy of cartoonist Steve Purcell. They have appeared in several formats over the years, including two seasons of an episodic graphic adventure game series; an award-winning animated series in 1998; an online web comic in 2006, for which Purcell was awarded an Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic; and The 20th Anniversary Edition of the Surfin' the Highway comic anthology which was nominated for a Eisner Award in 2009.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is the first and only studio to release interactive episodic content on a monthly schedule. Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for downloadable game seasons and releasing more than twenty-five games to date. Telltale's titles have won numerous awards including“Adventure Game of the Year” accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety. Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PC, Wii™, and Xbox 360™, with plans to expand to additional platforms and channels in the coming year.