The Sam and Max franchise of cartoony adventure games is getting rebooted for virtual reality. The announcement was made Thursday during the Gamescom virtual press conference.
Sam and Max are a pair of crime-fighting animals introduced via comic strips in the 1980s that went on to become a proper line of comic books in 1987’s Sam & Max: Freelance Police. They went mainstream in the early 1990s with the first SCUMM-powered adventure game, Sam & Max Hit the Road. They were also rebooted as an episode series by Telltale games.
Little is known about the new Sam & Max game, but Gamescom Opening Night host Geoff Keighley confirmed that it will be a virtual reality title on Twitter.
In the teaser, Sam and Max first pistols down an empty street before donning a Mattel Viewmaster-style cardboard VR headset. Expect plenty of comedy to ensue. There’s also the promise of more details in a separate online presentation Thursday evening.