The curtain has risen on Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse with the premiere of the first episode, entitled “The Penal Zone,” on Macs, iPads, PCs and the PlayStation 3.

Here’s how the game is described: “Telltale’s landmark series returns for the biggest, best looking, most bizarre installment yet as the dog and rabbit detective duo battle an onslaught of fearsome villains bent on acquiring the source of Max’s newfound psychic powers.”

With new episodes releasing monthly, season passes are available now for the full five game series for US$34.95. The PC and Mac version can be downloaded at
Also available on the iPad, The Penal Zone was a launch title for Apple’s new tablet device and is available now for the introductory price of $6.99 on the Apple App Store.