Sam & Max Save the World Remastered saves Switch this December

Sam & Max Save the World Remastered Nintendo Switch release date December 2 Skunkape Games Telltale Games adventure port

Do you like adventures? Do you like remasters of stuff you’ve maybe already played? Then oh baby keep reading! Skunkape Games is bringing Sam & Max Save the World Remastered to Nintendo Switch and PC on Dec. 2 for $19.99, and PC players who own the original game via Steam, GOG, or Telltale Store can upgrade to the remaster for $9.99 on Dec. 3. As noted by Gematsu, the layout of the Skunkape Games website suggests there are plans for remasters of Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space and Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse at some point too.

Sam & Max Save the World Remastered comes from “a small group of the original developers” with the blessing of series creator Steve Purcell, so players can expect a reliable level of fidelity. Improved graphics, widescreen support, touchscreen controls on Switch, and five new musical tracks are coming along for the ride. For those unaware, the original version of this game was an adventure developed by Telltale Games as an episodic series that began in 2006.

Here’s the very silly plot description for Sam & Max Save the World Remastered:

It’s just another day at the office for the self-proclaimed Freelance Police when the Commissioner calls in with a disturbing report: former child stars are running amok in the street! What starts as an open-and-shut case of idiotic vandalism balloons into an all-out conspiracy as Sam and Max encounter one miscreant after another who have been mysteriously hypnotized. (You can tell from the “spinny thing” they do with their eyes.)

Who’s the source of this malfeasance, and what is their dastardly plan? Cracking this case will require Sam’s nose for detective work, Max’s lack of conscience, an assortment of inventory items, and a little help from neighbors Sybil Pandemik, Bosco, and Jimmy Two-Teeth. From Sam & Max’s street to the White House lawn, inside the internet, and all the way to the moon, this baffling mystery gets weirder and funnier as it unfolds.

If you love adventure games, this is probably right up your alley, especially as those new remastered graphics look quite nice.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!