Developer Skunkape Games announced that Sam and Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Remastered, the third part of the Telltale series, is in the works.
Skunkape Games has announced Sam and Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Remastered, an updated version of the third installment in Telltale Games’ Sam and Max series. Twelve years have passed since the original release.
Sam and Max began life as characters created by Steve Purcell in his youth, and later made their public debut in a 1987 comic book series. The pair of anthropomorphic self-judgmental private investigators later became the main characters in the classic LucasArts point-and-click adventure game Sam and Max Hit the Road, released in 1993 and considered one of the best games in the series. Thanks to the fame gained by Hit the Road, they received an animated series in 1997-1998, The Adventures of Sam and Max: Freelance Police. Nearly ten years later, Telltale Games released the episodic game Sam and Max Save the World. Save the World received positive reviews early in Telltale Games’ history.
Telltale Games later produced two more seasons of Sam and Max, appearing in The Devil’s Playhouse episodes in 2010. Skunkape Games comprises former series developers, and their name refers to a character from Devil’s Playhouse, “General Skun-ka’pe”. Skunkape Games has since remastered the first two seasons of Sam and Max, and now they’ve announced that a third season will arrive in 2023.
While the trailer doesn’t show much, it does a lot to re-introduce some key locations and show them off in a much cleaner rendering with current-gen lighting. The trailer also does not announce which platforms the title will be available on, but given that the previous two remasters were also available on PC, PlayStation, Switch and Xbox. It is assumed that The Devil’s Playhouse will also be available on the same platforms. Hopefully Skunkape Games will confirm where the game is playable soon.
With ten years between the original release of The Devil’s Playhouse and Sam and Max: Save the World Remastered, it’s nice to see “everyone’s favorite dog and rabbit thing” get that attention again. The success of Return To Monkey Island and Pentiment helped make 2022 a great year for adventure game fans, and The Devil’s Playhouse Remastered will fit nicely into the current gaming world. Perhaps the title will be successful enough to warrant a brand new outing for Sam and Max in the future, though for now fans will probably be happy to see a classic season remastered.
Sam and Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Remastered is currently in development.
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