Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Remastered coming August 14

Originally released in 2010, Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse is the final chapter in Telltale’s acclaimed Sam & Max adventure game trilogy.

Now it’s been lovingly remastered by a small team who worked on the original, and will come to PC (Steam & GOG), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox on August 14.

Somewhere, in the infinite blackness beyond the limits of human comprehension, an ancient, terrible power lies waiting.

Since the dawn of time, villains throughout the galaxy have searched for a way to tap into that power, bending all of creation to their own twisted ends.

But you needn’t freak out. There’s nothing to fear — unless, of course, this power should somehow fall into the wrong hands…

Max has always been the more unhinged member of the Freelance Police — a lovable lunatic with a knack for spreading chaos wherever he goes. But recently his abilities have taken a supernatural turn.

It all started when he stumbled upon a mysterious toy that allows him to glimpse the future. Now Sam & Max have aroused the attention of a host of villains from across the galaxy who are hellbent on acquiring the magical Toys of Power.

As those who seek the Devil’s Toybox close in and Max’s psychic abilities grow beyond his control, the Freelance Police will come up against their most frightening adversary yet: the power of Max’s mind.

Skunkape Games is a small team of former Telltale Games employees who acquired the rights to Telltale’s Sam & Max games after the noted episodic game developer shut down in 2018.

They’ve spent the past five years bringing the series up to modern standards with updated graphics, lighting, lip-sync, cinematography, and music — and Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse is the most ambitious remaster of all. Many of the game’s environments have been overhauled with more detail, content cut during the initial development has been restored, and numerous bugs that shipped in the original episodes have been fixed.

The Nutri-Specs, a mysterious Toy of Power that only appeared in the PlayStation 3 version, is now available to all players. The remaster is also more comfortable to play thanks to new point & click mouse controls, user interface refinements, and accessibility settings.

Learn more about Skunkape’s Sam & Max remasters at

When Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse came out in 2010, PlayStation 3 was the only console supported. Now Xbox and Nintendo loyalists can finally finish the series that started but never concluded on Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.

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