Sam & Max Enter The Devil’s Playhouse in Next Episodic Adventure


Fantastic news, Sam & Max fans! The Freelance Police are coming back for another episodic adventure game series of grand hilarity and wacky shenanigans. Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse kicks off on April 15th with the first of five monthly episodes, The Penal Zone.

Sam & Max‘s new season will be available for PC, Mac and, for the first time in a Telltale series, PS3 via the PlayStation Network. Pre-orders are available now for the PC series, with a $34.95 reservation price landing you a free episode from any of Telltale’s games and an exclusive membership to the Freelance Police Elite Forces club, which grants its members access to sneak peaks at early episodes before the release, Telltale Store deals throughout the season, special forum avatars and wallpapers, and a private forum where they’ll be able to chat directly with Sam & Max creator Steve Purcell and Telltale designers.

Pre-orders for the PSN version will open via the PlayStation Store beginning March 18th, and by buying into the series early you’ll get all five episodes at a discounted rate of $29.99 (down from $34.99).

“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.”

“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.”

Here’s the unveil trailer.

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