A few weeks ago HappyGiant and Big Sugar Games released a demo for the SteamVR version of Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual!, giving PC players a taste of the capers to come. Today, the teams have announced that the crime-fighting duo and their new trainee – that means you – will make their way to PC VR headsets tomorrow.
Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual! originally hit Oculus Quest back in July, seeing the pair return after a 10-year hiatus. Making their VR debut, Sam and Max are once again embroiled in a zany adventure but this time their new cadet will be doing most of the grunt work. This is because you’ve got to prove your worth before officially joining the team.
While the start of the game sees you face off against a giant intergalactic monster, the core of Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual! revolves around a selection of mini-games to test those skills, from shooting galleries to escape rooms, the classic point-and-click adventure is taken up a notch thanks to immersive gameplay controls.
Of course, this being a Sam & Max videogame the title is full of their usual humour thanks to some of the original Lucas Arts team including Sam & Max creator Steve Purcell being part of the development team. But it’s not just a mini-game compilation because as you open up more of Cap’n Aquabear’s rotting theme park you’ll discover a greater threat.
“Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual! is one of those VR experiences you want to love because the characters are so well defined, amusing and likeable, even when Max is handing you a bundle of lit TNT. That’s not enough to carry the experience when a big chunk of the gameplay is either shallow or frustratingly twitchy,” said VRFocus in its Oculus Quest review.
Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual! will be available through Steam and Viveport on 10th September priced at $29.99 USD, supporting Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Valve Index headsets. For further updates, keep reading VRFocus.