The Sam & Max series is headed to the Nintendo Wii this fall, with the six episodes of Season One set to ship sometime during late Q3 or early Q4.
The Sam & Max episodes let players guide the Freelance Police through a series of bizarre and often funny mysteries. Although the gameplay mechanics are still under wraps, the new Wii version will invariably make use of the Wii Remote as players guide their adventuring duo through the world and as they navigate the series’ simple user interface.
For those not familiar with Sam & Max, here’s a quick overview. Sam is a six-foot dog in a baggy suit sporting a trombone-sized .44 Magnum. Max, meanwhile, is a three-foot-tall rabbit-like creature with the impulsive nature of the average piranha. Together they patrol the sticky streets of a fantastical New York City, righting wrongs, pummeling perps doing what detective do. The duo has appeared in comics, video games, an animated TV series coming soon to DVD and an Eisner award-winning webcomic.