New Sam & Max Season Two Details, Gameplay Video and Screens

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Telltale and GameTap have announced the first details regarding release plans for Sam & Max Season Two. Sam & Max’s second season of episodic crime-solving hijinks will kick off on November 8th with the GameTap release of the first episode, “Ice Station Santa,” quickly followed the next day by Telltale’s official worldwide release of episode one via its company website. And that two-day release schedule will continue through the rest of the five-game season, with each new episode launching on GameTap the second Thursday of the month and on the Telltale website the second Friday. After episode one’s release in November, the second episode won’t be out until January 10th/11th, but from there the remaining episodes will be released monthly up to April. As far as pricing goes, each episode individually will cost $8.95, or you can put money down for the whole season at once for $34.95, just like before.

“The Telltale crew has been living with these characters for quite a while now and it shows in the work,” says Sam & Max creator Steve Purcell. “First seasons are always the proving ground, so it’s great that they get the chance to take Sam & Max through a new season of ever more bizarre and hilarious episodes.”

“Ice Station Santa” puts a whole new spin on the season of giving, peace, and joy. With Christmas presents on the attack and carols of gunshots drowning out the bells, Sam & Max must storm the North Pole to bring down a less-than-jolly foe. Can they make sense of this Christmas conundrum in time to save the world’s children from a holiday tainted by tears, turmoil, and Torture-Me-Elmer?

“Sam & Max was our first GameTap Original title and it proved that episodic gaming can be truly successful,” said Ricardo Sanchez, GameTap’s VP of Content and Creative Director. “We’re excited to be working with Telltale again to bring another great season of Sam & Max to our subscribers.”

“Season One was a groundbreaking accomplishment, but it’s only the beginning,” says Telltale’s CEO Dan Connors. “For Season Two, we have taken all the best elements of the first season and improved on them even more. Telltale is cranking the whole episodic experience up another notch and you can expect a very enjoyable six months.”

Not enough Sam & Max Season Two goodness for you yet? Well then hopefully this new gameplay video and screenshot gallery from “Ice Station Santa” do the trick.

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