Don’t worry, this isn’t a late April Fools joke. Apple have put up iPad applications on the iTunes Store, and among them is ‘Sam & Max Episode 1: The Penal Zone’ for £5.99/$9.99. The iPad will be released in the US tomorrow, April 3, and sometime later this month for the UK. This means iPad owners will be playing the first episode of the new season of Sam & Max before the PC, Mac and PSN launch of April 15.

The iPad version appears to have a different inventory design, as well as having slightly weaker graphics than its counterparts (although it is being called “one of the best looking games you’ll find for the system”). It will, of course, be fully touch screen compatible on the iPad’s 9.7-inch LED display. Check it out in the iTunes store to see the screenshots and purchase the game if you need some freelance police at your fingertips.