For Immediate Release
Toronto, Canada. March 15, 2007. Sam & Max, the legendary dog and rabbit crime-fighting stars that have been reintroduced to the gaming public with Telltale's downloadable episodic series Sam & Max: Season 1, are finally returning to retail stores worldwide beginning in August 2007.
Sam & Max aren't your average crime-fighting duo. Sam is a six-foot tall canine shamus with a love of justice. Max is hyperkinetic rabbity-thing with a taste for violence. Together, Sam & Max are the Freelance Police, ridding the streets of bottom-feeding sludge one dastardly miscreant at a time.
Over the last two decades, Sam & Max have appeared in a number of formats, including independent comics created by Steve Purcell, an interactive PC adventure game, a Saturday morning cartoon, a webcomic strip, and now innovative episodic games developed by Telltale. The Adventure Company's Sam & Max: Season 1 release marks this series' first foray into retail stores, giving customers worldwide an opportunity to see why the game's bizarre humor, crazy characters, vivid 3D graphics, and good, old-fashioned point & click gameplay make Sam & Max: Season 1 the funniest PC game in years.
"We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Telltale and the Sam & Max franchise," said Richard Wah Kan, President and CEO of The Adventure Company. "With such a rich history behind the Sam & Max name and the tremendous following of ardent Sam & Max fans, we're proud to play a part in the rebirth of such a legendary franchise."
"The Adventure Company will be an excellent partner for Sam & Max's path to retail," said Telltale CEO Dan Connors. "Our internal development studio's been having a fun time working with Steve's characters and we're looking forward to getting the games out to new audiences in the Fall."
Sam & Max: Season 1 will be released for Windows® on CD-ROM with a targeted release date of August 2007.
About DreamCatcher Inc.
DreamCatcher Inc. is a leading publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software. Established in 1996, the company markets its products under two popular labels: DreamCatcher Games, featuring the critically acclaimed, best-selling game Painkiller; and The Adventure Company, the number one brand for PC adventure games worldwide, including award winning titles such as Syberia and Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None.
DreamCatcher products include titles for the PC as well as leading hardware platforms - the PlayStation®2 Computer Entertainment System, the PlayStation® Portable (PSP) System, the Xbox® Video Game and Entertainment System, the Nintendo Wii®, DS®, GameCube® and Game Boy® Advance.
DreamCatcher Inc. located in Toronto, Canada. For more information visit www.dreamcatchergames.com.
About Sam & Max
Steve Purcell published "Monkeys Violating the Heavenly Temple" as his first Sam & Max comic in 1987. Sam & Max solved assorted crimes and mysteries as Freelance Police in their sturdy 1960 Black and White De Soto Adventurer from their home base in New York City. After a series of follow-up comic books, Purcell worked with a team at LucasArts to create the critically acclaimed Sam & Max Hit the Road adventure game in 1993. The dog and rabbity-thing duo moved to television in an award-winning animated series in 1997, and are now appearing in an all-new webcomic series at www.telltalegames.com.
About Telltale Inc.
Telltale delivers Tales for Your Imagination - high caliber interactive entertainment which features engaging stories, strong characters, and rich environments. A new era of interactive entertainment is emerging, with customers expecting more from their investment in play time. Telltale is developing and deploying cinematic quality animation and storytelling technologies, to create entertaining and exciting interactive adventures which meet these new expectations. Staffed with long time industry veterans, Telltale creates tales based on Jeff Smith's Bone series, Steve Purcell's Sam & Max characters and television's popular CSI program in partnership with Ubisoft. Telltale offers content development and custom publishing services for license-holders interested in adapting their properties for interactive delivery. Telltale has created innovative tools, designed specifically for rapid development of high quality, space-efficient titles for digital distribution. Telltale titles can be downloaded from its website, as well as online partners such as Yahoo! Games, Direct-to-Drive, Trymedia Systems, Boonty, and CNET. To learn more about Telltale, please visit www.telltalegames.com.
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