Comedy adventures await in July as Happy Giant and Big Sugar Games have confirmed a launch date for crime-fighting duo Sam & Max’s first virtual reality (VR) videogame, Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual! Due to arrive in a couple of weeks, the initial launch will be solely for Oculus Quest.
Returning after a 10-year hiatus, in Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual! you join the pair as a trainee looking to join their agency, the Freelance Police. As a cadet, you’ll be put through your paces by completing obstacle courses, getting to know the team and, of course, saving the world from giant monsters and aliens.
With a development team that includes Sam & Max creator Steve Purcell, LucasArts alumni Peter Chan (concept art), and Mike Stemmle (writer/designer) among others, Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual! will continue to feature the same comedy stylings fans of the series know and love. Sam’s the dog with a hat and is the level headed one of the duo whilst Max is…” a hyperkinetic naked rabbity thing”.
Alongside the Freelance Police Academy training challenges to test your grey matter as well as your shooting skills, you’ll have to head down Cap’n Aquabear’s rotting theme park to uncover the unusual secrets within. As this is a VR experience all the controls have been designed to immerse you in Sam and Max’s world, from firing rocket launchers and shooting cockroaches to punching clowns and talking to rats, there plenty of weirdness to enjoy.
Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual! will launch for Oculus Quest on 8th July 2021, retailing for $29.99 USD. Other platforms have been confirmed with a Steam page now live listing the title as coming soon. PlayStation VR owners will have to wait until Q1 2022.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual!, reporting back with further updates.