Croteam will bring Serious Sam back shortly, although not everyone will get his new adventures on day one.
Devolver Digital’s E3 replacement program was just as goofy and not serious yesterday as we expected from them after E3 2019. However, this is exactly why we like the company that doesn’t want to compete with AAA publishers but open towards indie projects, and they did publish a few golden games (2018: The Messenger, 2019: My Friend Pedro). Now, they will be Croatian Croteam’s publisher for Serious Sam 4.
In May, we already recapped the game nicely, so we’ll quote ourselves: „Humanity is under siege as the full force of Mental’s hordes spread across the world, ravaging what remains of a broken and beaten civilization. The last remaining resistance to the invasion is the Earth Defense Force led by Sam “Serious” Stone and his heavily-armed squad of misfit commandos. Croteam returns with a high-powered prequel to the Serious Sam series that scales up chaos to unprecedented levels. The classic Serious Sam formula is revamped by putting an unstoppable arsenal up against an unimaginable number of enemies that requires players to circle-strafe and backpedal-blast their way out of impossible situations.
[…] The iconic cast of alien invaders returns with some new reinforcements! Fight your way through unbelievable numbers of Mental’s minions including the iconic Headless Kamikaze, Beheaded Rocketeer, Kleer, Scrapjack, Werebull, and Khnum! Square off against brand new enemies and towering monsters like the frantic Processed, repulsive Belcher, the hard-hitting Zealot, and more. […] Lay waste to Mental’s Horde using the powerful double-barreled shotgun, the punishing minigun, the powerful chainsaw launcher, a brand new auto shotgun, and the iconic cannon. Upgrade your toys, and enjoy the violent beauty of the lock-on rocket launcher, and the mighty laser beam of death.
Smash through the action-packed campaign with friends in four-player online co-op mode! Tackle exciting primary missions and thrilling side quests in modified difficulties for an extra challenge. Serious Sam 4 unleashes some of the biggest moments in the series’ history with the new Legion System and battlefields teeming with thousands of enemies!”
Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass (they don’t even use the subtitle on Steam, we don’t get it…) will launch in August on PC (Steam) and Google Stadia, for 40 dollars. The PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One won’t get the game until early next year, so by then, it might a better idea to consider a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X port instead.
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