Following its debut on the Future Games Show 2020, Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual now has an official release window and a list of supported VR devices.
The unforgettable duo will make their debut on VR on Oculus Quest in June 2021 with an MSRP of $29.99 USD. The game will release at a later date on Viveport and Steam VR in late 2021. PSVR owners will have a chance to experience the game on the original device meaning that they won’t have to wait until the new PSVR PS5 headset releases.
“We’re thrilled to finally announce platforms for Sam & Max: This Time’s It’s Virtual!”, HappyGiant CEO Mike Levine said in a press release. “We’ve created something insanely weird and fun. It’s breaking new ground for VR while staying true to the Sam & Max / LucasArts vibe. The folks at Big Sugar have been phenomenal in supporting us and helping us bring the game to as many platforms as possible.”
The development team Sam & Max: This Time it’s Virtual includes key figures from both the original Hit the Road hit and the Telltale series including the series’ Creator Steve Purcell, LucasArts alumni Peter Chan (concept art), Mike Stemmle (writer/designer), Mike Levine (creative director), and Julian Kwasneski and Jared Emerson-Johnson of Bay Area Sound, who worked on the Telltale series. David Nowlin and Dave Boat are returning to voice Sam and Max.
Take a look at an overview of the game via Steam:
Sam is a dog with a hat. Max is a hyperkinetic naked rabbity thing. Together, they’re the Freelance Police, the intergalactically famous agents of indiscriminately applied justice, now starring in their umpteenth video game, Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual! Even multimedia evil-slappers like Sam & Max could use a hand, and this time they’re using the incomprehensible magic of virtual reality to invite the player into their off-kilter world for a furious day of monster-slaying, obstacle courses, responsibly discharged firearms, and, of course, saving the entire freaking world.
- Experience the two-fisted japes and tomfoolery of internationally beloved icons Sam & Max in mind-melting virtual reality!
- Push yourself to be the best of the best of the middling, as a dog and a naked rabbity thing harangue and cajole you through a bewildering assortment of Freelance Police Academy training challenges.
- Discover the horrible and socially relevant secrets lurking behind, under, and within Cap’n Aquabear’s rotting theme park!
- Give evil scientists and demonic trespassers their just desserts… with sprinkles!
Immersion so real you can feel Sam’s breath on your neck!