Hyperkenetic rabbity thingy soon to grace your Wii.
UPDATE: The press release has just hit, and confirms a Fall 2008 release date.
As far back as September 2006, rumors have been a'swirlin' regarding a possible release of Telltale's revitalized Sam & Max series on Nintendo Wii. That was followed a few months later by a job posting looking for a Wii Systems Programmer, and then semi-confirmed a year after that by a German press release (apparently Sam & Max are big in Germany) from JoWood that mentioned it as coming soon.
Finally, mercifully, we now have official confirmation that Sam & Max are indeed hitting the road towards Wii-dom. Specifically, Season 1 of the series will arrive in boxed form (no WiiWare release after all), with The Adventure Company handling publishing duties here in the States. Overseas, JoWood will publish, while adding in voice-overs in French and German, and Italian and Spanish subtitles.
Telltale commented to GameSpot that the release is due largely to fan demand, specifically the email campaign we reported on prior to the launch of the series on PC way back when.
There are still unanswered questions of course, which we’re hopeful an official press release will enlighten us on. Will the console conversion support widescreen and/or 480p (the original series on PC doesn't support widescreen resolutions, although Season Two does)? When’s the release date? Will Season Two also arrive in boxed form (probably too early for an answer to that one)?
As huge fans of the franchise, we couldn't be more excited that the duo will finally see the broader recognition it deserves. For the uninitiated, be sure to check out our review of the PC version of Sam & Max: Season 1.
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