Telltale games recently announced that the newest season of Sam & Max will be coming out on April 15th. Personally, as a huge fan of the series, I cannot wait for the newest adventure of the insane duo as season 2 was probably one of the better adventure games I have ever played. The new Episode, entitled Penal Zone, will be on the PS3, Mac, and PC.
Also announced was the DVD set of the Monkey Island season that just finished. The game itself comes in two flavors, standard and Deluxe. After looking at the list of goodies that is included with the deluxe edition it is going to be hard not to re-buy the entire series.
The press releases follows.
A psychically empowered lagomorph battling unusual and fearsome villains can mean only one thing: Freelance Police Sam & Max are coming for a new series of monthly episodic games. Telltale Games' Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse premiere episode The Penal Zone will release April 15th. This series will be Telltale's first for the PlayStation(R) Network, exclusively for the PlayStation(R)3 (PS3 TM) computer entertainment system. The games will also release on PC and Macintosh.
As Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse opens, Max has been bestowed with a set of powerful psychic abilities from an unusual ancient source that he'll wield against the strongest and strangest foes the Freelance Police have ever faced. Join gaming's greatest dog and rabbit sleuths as they investigate the source of these powers, with manic Max exercising new and amazing abilities with each episode. Max's shape shifting, teleportation, mind reading and future sight powers prove particularly useful as intergalactic simians, eldritch gods, under-dwellers and an arcane scholar ruthlessly hunt down these powers for their own evil ends. The teaser trailer released today at www.samandmaxgames.com/thedevilsplayhouse gives a peek at the skewed humor of The Devil's Playhouse. The very first in-game screenshots and new concept art are also posted at the site.
"Telltale continues to excel at channeling Sam & Max's extremely peculiar sensibilities," said Sam & Max creator, Steve Purcell. "For each subsequent season they somehow manage to toss ever more mind-addling scenarios at the Freelance Police. The creative team inhabits these characters so well that if I were their parents I'd be worried about them."
The PC pre-order for the series which begins today at www.samandmaxgames.com/thedevilsplayhouse includes a FREE game episode from the Telltale library along with exclusive membership in the Freelance Police "Elite Forces" — all for just $34.95. Freelance Police Elite Forces members will gain access to a private forum for scheduled chats with Sam & Max creator Steve Purcell and Telltale designers along with first look posts about upcoming episodes before they release. Additionally, these customers will get special deals at the Telltale Store over the course of the season, as well as custom forum avatars and desktop wallpaper downloads. The pre-order for PlayStation users is expected to begin March 18th on the PlayStation Network.
"With Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse, we're bringing PlayStation fans five months of exciting episodic content and continuing our commitment to deliver exclusive, innovative gaming experiences to the PlayStation Network," said Rob Dyer, senior vice president of publisher relations, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "The unhinged humor, unforgettable cast and irreverent undertone of this enduring franchise are aspects we expect will resonate with our audience, and both Telltale and SCEA can't wait to deliver."
The ongoing Tales of Monkey Island(R) jubilation is continuing into 2010 with Telltale taking orders for the Tales of Monkey Island full season Collector's DVD today, along with new special items at www.telltalegames.com/monkeyisland. In addition to the full five episode pirate adventure for Mac and PC, the DVD includes "making of" team commentaries, production art galleries, promotional videos and more.
A special Deluxe Tales of Monkey Island package is also now available for order, which includes the standard DVD as well as a collection of outstanding exclusive extras: a previously un-discovered Voodoo Lady card, a map from Reginald Van Winslow's collection, a piratey piece of eight coin, a drink coaster from Club 41 and a souvenir button from the Trial of the Century. Fans who missed out on the cover art by Monkey Island art legend Steve Purcell with the series pre-order, can now secure this with their Deluxe Edition order. This amazing collection is available for only $14.95 for customers who already own Tales of Monkey Island, and $49.95 for new customers.
The celebration continues with a bounty of new Monkey Island items at the Telltale Store, which fans can purchase along with their DVD orders: a full deck of the Voodoo Lady's cards, a Tales of Monkey Island Art Portfolio featuring prints suitable for framing, t-shirts, a new series of buttons and a drinking vessel for your piratey beverages!
With this nearly impossible to resist abundance of new Monkey Island product, Telltale is extending free shipping for all orders over $50 for the first weeks of the ordering window. Full details available at http://www.telltalegames.com/mail/49430290/monkeyisland.
In related news, pre-ordering has opened today for Telltale's next big episodic series Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse — an excellent way to move orders to $50 for taking advantage of the free shipping offer. Full information on the third season of Telltale's award-winning Sam & Max series is now online at http://www.samandmaxgames.com/thedevilsplayhouse.
Tales of Monkey Island Collector's DVD (standard edition) Details:
* The complete five episode season of Tales of Monkey Island
* Highlight reel with commentary from Telltale design team
* Production art gallery
* Five fan-created "I Wonder What Happens" video collection
* Two Tales of Monkey Island official trailers
* Preview of Telltale's next game, Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse
* Desktop wallpapers and fun forum avatars
Deluxe Edition includes:
* DVD slip case designed by Monkey Island art legend Steve Purcell
* A previously un-discovered new card from the Voodoo Lady's deck
* Gulf of Melange Map
* Commemorative button from Guybrush's Trial of the Century
* Drink coaster from Club 41
* Piratey piece of eight coin
For more information please visit http://www.telltalegames.com/mail/49430290/monkeyisland