For GameTap subscribers with the 21st circled on their calendars in anticipation of the second episode of Sam & Max: Season 1, wait no more. In a surprise announcement, GameTap revealed today that the new game has launched a day early on the broadband entertainment network.
With many returning faces and all-new characters and locations, episode two (of six) picks right up where the last game left off. Situation: Comedy sees the comic crimefighting duo called to the local television studio, where an acclaimed talk show host is holding her audience captive. In order to get in, however, Sam & Max will need to prove themselves worthy of their 15 minutes of fame through a predictably wacky series of activities.
At present, Situation: Comedy is available exclusively through GameTap, which is currently offering a special discount of 99 cents for the first month of subscription. However, the game will soon be available for purchase and download from the developer, Telltale Games, either as an individual episode or as part of a full season pre-order. According to the official website, the game is currently targeting a release on January 5, 2007.