Sam and Max sequel announced

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  1. Jean-Michel

    Jean-Michel Supporting Actor

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    This is a new Lucasarts game, not to be confused with the now-cancelled X-Box game by Infinite Machine. The hitch, of course, is that it won't be out until 2004. Here's the press release:

    SAM & MAX TO HIT THE ROAD (AND OTHERS) IN LONG AWAITED CLASSIC ADVENTURE SEQUEL FROM LUCASARTS
    Popular Madcap Dog and Rabbity Thing to Return for More Hilariously Skewed Adventures First Quarter 2004 on Windows PC

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- August 27, 2002 -- Sam & Max, interactive entertainment's most beloved canine and rabbit combo, hit the road again first quarter 2004 in a long awaited adventure comedy sequel for Windows PC from LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC. The follow up to the critically acclaimed 1993 adventure classic Sam & Max Hit the Road® will dispatch the Freelance Police into a wild world of screwy and vaguely quixotic missions. Each one will be jam packed with nerve-jangling action, brain-busting puzzles, and the kind of easygoing banter one might expect from a talking dog and a naked, hyperkinetic bunny.

    Sam & Max are based upon the "Sam & Max Freelance Police" comic book series created by Steve Purcell. LucasArts' Michael Stemmle, co-director of the award-winning original game, will direct the sequel.

    "Sam & Max Hit the Road is a classic and as close to being a signature game as any LucasArts has ever done," says Simon Jeffery, president of LucasArts. "The Sam & Max sequel, much like the recently announced Full Throttle® II, perfectly complements LucasArts' renowned adventure game legacy and lends further support to the company's commitment to investing in and developing more of our original properties."

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    Only one question comes to mind: "Does it involve wanton destruction?"
     
  2. Dan Brecher

    Dan Brecher Producer

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    Cool! [​IMG] [​IMG] Ugh, 2004... going to mak for a painful wait.
    Now let's have an announcement for another Grim Fandango! [​IMG]
    Dan
     
  3. millercv

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    Holy sizzling-weasels-on-a-stick I can hardly wait!

    Hit the Road is the funniest game ever made and I'll be waiting impatiently for the sequel...

    I want a corndog!
     
  4. Michael St. Clair

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    Hopefully both of these games include the original versions, updated to run on XP, as easter eggs.

    I bet we get Xbox versions as well...
     
  5. Max Leung

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    Michael, I played Sam & Max after 10 years on my XP box just this spring. [​IMG]
    Check this out and bask in the glory that is Sam & max:
    http://scummvm.sourceforge.net/
     
  6. Rob Lutter

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    Sweet! Sam and Max Hit the Road is probably one of my favorite PC games of all time [​IMG]
    2004? awww [​IMG]
     
  7. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Hey, they need some time to make a quality game

    I can wait for more S&M goodness
    shame they'll missthe 10th anniversary
     
  8. Seth--L

    Seth--L Screenwriter

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    Does anyone know if Steve Purcell will be involved in the making of the game?
     
  9. Kenneth Cummings

    Kenneth Cummings Supporting Actor

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    You know what, I got a e-mail from Lucusart the other day (newsletter) and it mention this new Sam and Max game, but also said that if you pre-order Armred and Dangerous (fun looking squadbased game) that you will get a disc with a demo of Armed and Dangerous and the orignal Sam and Max game. By the way, I love that short lived cartoon (hope that get a dvd) and will definately get this game.
     
  10. Seth--L

    Seth--L Screenwriter

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    Kenneth,

    Did the newsletter say anything interesting about the game?



    Checkout the comics. The Fox cartoon show expunged Purcell's morbid humor which surprisingly the original video game contained.
     
  11. Kenneth Cummings

    Kenneth Cummings Supporting Actor

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    Here the quote from the Armred and Dangerous section of the Lucasart site.

     
  12. John_Berger

    John_Berger Cinematographer

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  13. Seth--L

    Seth--L Screenwriter

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    The problem with the cartoon show was the same as "The Tick" -- Fox didn't know who they should be making it for. I think that it would have worked much better on a network like Comedy Central or HBO. Hopefully the new game will be a reprise of Purcell's unique sense of humor.
     
  14. Max Leung

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    Any chance they'll do a "balls on a stick" homage?
     
  15. Seth--L

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    Any update on this? Spring 2004 is getting close.
     
  16. Chris Bardon

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    Nothing that I've seen-the lucasarts website is still just about the same as before. Still, they haven't announced a cancellation, so I suppose that's a good thing too. I'd expect that we'll see this around E3 this year.
    If anyone is looking for a Sam & Max fix before then, I'd recommend "Surfin' the Highway", which is a trade paperback of all of the original Steve Purcell comics (including a bunch of the one-pagers from the Lucasarts insiders). Amazon is listing it here as out of print, but if you can track down a copy it's well worth the money.
    "Those astronauts didn't have the stones to try this"
    "I could never talk about an astronaut that way max."
     

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