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Sam & Max Are Returning in What Seems Like a VR Game

The lovable (if dysfunctional) crime-busting duo Sam and Max are returning in an apparent upcoming virtual reality title.

August 27, 2020

Gaming is no stranger to classic adventure game characters, though few are as iconic as Sam & Max. The anthropomorphic dog and rabbit have starred in a ton of mystery adventures over the decades, and while it’s been a while since we’ve last seen them, the duo are making their long-awaited return in the future.

During Gamescom Opening Night Live, a new trailer was showcased for the return of Sam & Max, showing that the crimebusting duo will return in a new game on the horizon. The trailer didn’t showcase much, but confirmed that the classic characters will be back in what is (presumably) a VR game, and that it will be developed by HappyGiant.

Sam & Max have starred together since the ’80s across comics, an animated movie, and several different video games. The duo first made their gaming debut in Sam & Max Hit the Road in 1993, and after that starred in a series of episodic titles from Telltale Games throughout the 2000s. After that, the characters also made appearances in Telltale’s Poker Night at the Inventory, with their last game appearance being 2013’s Poker Night 2.

Though we don’t know a ton about the game just yet, the fact that these classic characters are coming back is still something to be excited about. Sam & Max is a series that has always been well-regarded for its humor and charm, and in VR, it seems like there is plenty of potential for the duo to be up to no good.

For now there hasn’t been any release date or other information detailed for the upcoming VR game, but stay tuned for more details down the line.

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Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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