One of the biggest surprises from Gamescom Opening Night Live is this unexpected announcement: Sam & Max are back. The Freelance Police are making their grand return next year, when they'll star in a brand new VR game named Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual.

Check out the above trailer to get an idea of what to expect. Sam & Max was originally a series of comics before being converted into an adventure game icon, and now the pair want to work with you to solve a virtual reality mystery. It looks like great fun, and you'll of course be able to interact with the dog and bunny duo.

Will it be released on PlayStation VR? We asked developer HappyGiant, but it's remaining tight-lipped for now. No platforms have been confirmed as of yet, but we're assured that more news is on the way very soon. Fingers crossed.

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