PlayStation Network Rolls Out Digital Pre-Order Bonus

By Spencer . March 15, 2010 . 10:31am

imageTelltale Games officially announced Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse for PlayStation 3. Episodes start rolling out on April 15, but you can “reserve” the game starting this Thursday.


Why would you want to pre-order a digitally distributed game? Buy Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse before it launches and you save $5. The game costs $29.99 until the first episode goes live. Afterwards, it will be $34.99. Unlike other seasons of Sam & Max, The Devil’s Playhouse will not be sold as individual episodes, but the game will still be distributed in episodes. Think of it like joining a book of the month club. One payment gets you a new episode of Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse for five months.


Telltale is working on a prologue episode which acts as a free demo, but you won’t be able to play that until The Penal Zone comes out which voids the discount.

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  • ECM

    This sounds like an extremely stupid (and confusing for the average user) move for TT to make–is there any chance this only applies to the pre-order period and not general availability?

    • malek86

      Telltale has used this method since forever, starting with Sam and Max 1st Season. But I agree that they should at least make the single episodes available to buy. It’s weird that this time you are only buying the full season. I wonder if Steam will follow the same rule.

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