Sam & Max on Xbox Live Arcade

New six-episode bundle includes high-density graphic support and updates.

Telltale Games is announcing that the dog and rabbity-thing crime-fighting team’s episodic adventures will launch on Xbox Live Arcade on June 17, 2009 with Sam & Max Save the World, a bundle of six comedy games.

Sam & Max Save the World, which was known as Sam & Max Season One for previous releases, has been enhanced for Xbox Live Arcade with achievements, widescreen and HD graphic support, and updates to the gameplay controls.

Sam & Max Save the World is a sitcom-style game with an overarching story that develops across its six episodes. The series kicks off close to home with a trio of former child stars who propagate self-help video tapes with hypnotic qualities throughout Sam and Max’s neighborhood. Each subsequent episode takes the Freelance Police deeper into this mind control plot, from a casino run by unusually cuddly Mafioso to the White House and finally to a blissful lunar retreat, where Sam and Max must face down the mastermind behind it all.

The Save the World episodes have won a variety of awards, including a “Funniest Game” nod from GameSpot, plus “Editor’s Choice” and “Adventure Game of the Year” accolades from publications including IGN, PC Gamer, and GameSpy.

The Xbox LIVE Arcade download will sell for 1600 Microsoft points—less than 300 points per episode.



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