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Pay what you want (sort of) for Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space -- new demo, Steam & Switch discounts, and a Collector's Edition on the way

All sorts of news regarding collector's editions, discounts and 'pay what you want' deals.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Psst! Yeah, you, reading this. You look like the sort of person who's in the mood for a funny adventure game starring a dog in a baggy suit, a rabbity-thing who can't keep his teeth off the furniture, and some so-called detective work... but you're not sure how much you really want to spend on such an indulgence. Today's your lucky day, kid, because you can now pay what you want for Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Remastered! Well, sort of. Read on for three options that will either make your wallet sing, go "meh," or cry... with tears of happiness.

Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Demo on Nintendo Switch (aka the free option)

Released today, the Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space demo pits the Freelance Police against the greatest enemy they've ever faced, a bloated, hairy, pagan god: Santa Claus!

Set right at the beginning of the five-episode story arc, this demo addresses all the burning questions you didn't know you needed to ask, including:

  • Why is a giant robot with a penchant for eighties pop music tearing up the street?
  • What's so special about elf tears?
  • When did the War of 1812 begin?
  • Why is Bosco's package ticking?
  • And the big one: why has Santa barricaded himself in his workshop with a BB gun?

The answers will surprise you! Grab the Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space demo from your Nintendo eShop of choice:

Sam & Max discounts on Nintendo Switch and Steam (aka the cheap option)
After sampling that delicious free demo, why not check out the full game on sale, hmm? This week, Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space is 20% off on Nintendo Switch and Steam.

What's that? You want even MORE Sam & Max for cheap? We've got you covered, because the first game in the series, Sam & Max Save the World, is 30% off on Nintendo Switch and Steam. (Note: These sales start today on Steam and the North American eShop. The discount will kick in on the European eShop on Thursday.) Xbox players, we didn't forget about you. Watch for a similar discount in May.
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Collector's Edition coming May 6 (aka the pricey option, but oh so worth it)

For those who prefer a game you can display on your shelf and cradle in your arms (no judgment), we've partnered with Limited Run Games to release a Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Collector's Edition on PC ($69.99) and Nintendo Switch ($79.99). Preorders will start on May 6 and stay open for 30 days. Limited Run Games store page:

Limited Run's Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Collector's Edition includes:

  • Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space on physical media
  • Bonus features DVD containing trailers, developer's commentary, and other video goodies from the game's original 2007-2008 production
  • Five episode postcards
  • Mini print of Steve Purcell's "Autopsy" art (originally created for the March 2007 cover of Game Developer magazine)
  • Waterproof Banang sticker
  • Reproduction of Telltale's Sam & Max Season Two Case File containing a souvenir from each of the game's five cases: "The Friendly Demon Song" on mini CD, a Tiny Tiki drink coaster, Jurgen's rave flier, one of eight random time cards, and a Soul Train subway token

And there you have it: three ways to get your hands on Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space, amenable to any budget. If you're curious about what's been updated in this new version of Telltale's 2007-2008 episodic series, check out this recent Steam post.

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