Adventure gaming on the iPad – Sam & Max here, Broken Sword – coming soon

Adventure games have already proved to be a perfect genre for the iPhone. And just imagine how much better they would be on the iPad? Well, you don’t have to! Without any publicity or even an early hint Telltale games – the pioneer of episode based adventure games on the PC – have already released the first episode of Season 3 of their Sam & Max series on the iPad! You can grab it using the link below or check out after the gap for the description and screenshots. And no, Telltale has confirmed that no plans exist for an iPhone version.

Sam & Max Episode 1: The Penal Zone for iPad Telltale Inc, Sam & Max Episode 1: The Penal Zone for iPad – $9.99

In addition some hot news from the recently interviewed Charles Cecil from Revolution – they are hard work on a special high quality iPad version of the best adventure game, currently on the AppStore (as per our The App Store’s Best Adventure Games) – Broken Sword: Director’s Cut! Unfortunately it’s still a bit too early for any screenshots, but we’ll deliver them to you as soon as they become available! And a definitive answer to some of the rumours floating out there regarding an iPhone/iPad version of Broken Sword 2 – at the moment there are no plans for it – Charles is hard at work with Dave Gibbons on his next adventure game he hinted at during the interview.

Wield psychic powers against fearsome foes in this epic comedy adventure!

An absolutely stunning iPad app, featuring top quality visuals, fully animated 3D characters, rich full 3D environments, an original score and top quality voice acting!

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“We got a look at the first episode and came away impressed.” IGN

“Looking like a genre reinvention.” G4

“One psychic ability allows [Max] to transform into any physical object … an interesting puzzle-solving device … and since it lets Max turn into stuff like plants and bazookas, it’s also super funny.” Joystiq

“Good to have you back, little buddies” Adventure Gamers

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In The Devil’s Playhouse, Telltale’s episodic game series made for iPad, an otherworldy power for controlling matter and space calls to the strongest and strangest who might wield it — intergalactic warlords and eldritch gods, under-dwellers and scholars of the arcane.

Episode 1 The Penal Zone starts off with a bang as intergalactic gorilla invader Skunk’ape sets his sights on unhinged rabbit Max, to seize his newly discovered mysterious powers. While mastering these abilities — future sight, teleportation, shape shifting, mind reading — and investigating their ancient source, Freelance Police Sam & Max must fend off Skunk’ape and get him banished to The Penal Zone.

Getting involved in Sam & Max’s adventure with the luxurious iPad screen and the super touch-friendly presentation, players will engage directly with this world in a unique gaming experience unlike anything that’s come before. One of the best looking games you’ll find for the system.

The epic comedy saga plays out in 5 monthly episodes from Telltale that get more and more twisted as they go.

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