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  Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual! Oculus release date confirmed
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06/25/2021
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]
25 June, 2021 – Big Sugar is delighted to share the news that a release date for Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual! has been confirmed – the madcap VR adventure will launch July 8th on Oculus Quest, priced $29.99 USD.

Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual! can be wishlisted now on the Oculus store page: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/3044409625637497/

Following its release on Oculus, Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual! will launch later this year for SteamVR and Viveport Infinity, and then PlayStationVR (PSVR) in early 2022. It has also been confirmed that Steve Purcell, the creator of Sam & Max, who is consulting on the game design, art, and story, will – for the first time in the series' history – play one of the game's characters. Purcell will be lending his voice to the animatronic head of Duncan B. Dills, creator of the AquaBear Funtime Park. New footage showing an escape room style challenge was featured as part of the recent Upload VR Showcase. Watch the 'Get A Clue' Challenge gameplay video: https://youtu.be/V6O_m8O0xTs


 
Gameplay Highlights

 
  • Experience the two-fisted japes and tomfoolery of internationally beloved icons Sam & Max in mind-melting virtual reality!
  • Push yourself to be the best of the best of the middling, as a dog and a naked rabbity thing harangue and cajole you through a bewildering assortment of Freelance Police Academy training challenges.
  • Discover the horrible and socially relevant secrets lurking behind, under, and within Cap’n Aquabear’s rotting theme park!
  • Give evil scientists and demonic trespassers their just desserts… with sprinkles!
  • Immersion so real you can feel Sam’s breath on your neck!


About Sam & Max

Sam & Max, Steve Purcell's dog and rabbity-thing known collectively as the Freelance Police, were introduced to the unsuspecting world in 1987. They have appeared in comics, video games, an animated TV series, and an Eisner award-winning webcomic. Together they patrol the sticky streets of a fantastical New York City, righting wrongs, smashing evil, and delivering hot steamy plates of justice on the daily. They've been to Heck and back, shattered the time stream, and made America safe for bigfoots ... and are now coming to virtual reality.

About HappyGiant

HappyGiant is a leader in XR games and immersive experiences. Founded by veterans of LucasArts, the company are winners of a prestigious KAPI Award for “Best Mixed Reality Toy of the Year 2019”. Its first AR Game, HoloGrid:Monster Battle, was featured by Apple as "Game of the Day", and received numerous awards. Its QuasAR Arena game was one of the first true ‘persistent multiplayer’ AR games to market, and Geek & Sundry listed HappyGiant's AR Platform as the #1 leading AR Gaming platform of the future. HappyGiant has worked with companies including Microsoft, Disney, Hasbro, Spin Master, Qualcomm, and was a runner-up in Niantic’s first Beyond Reality Contest. For more information, please visit www.HappyGiant.com/samandmax

About Big Sugar

Big Sugar is a new publisher that does what it wants. And what it wants is to work with talented independent developers and to publish the unique, fun, compelling, entertaining, memorable, and all-round high-quality games that they create. https://bigsugargames.com/

 
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