The hot, sexy and incredibly violent Serious Sam 3: BFE teaser is on the loose!
"Grab your nuts and hold on to your butts," Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker warned on Twitter, "the Serious Sam 3: BFE trailer is up!" And he's not kidding, kids. Serious Sam 3 may be an old-school shooter but the technology behind it is all-new and very impressive. Ripping out a giant, leering Gnaar eyeball with your bare hands has never looked better!
Serious Sam 3: BFE is actually a prequel to the original Serious Sam, detailing Mental's invasion of Earth and the events that led "Serious" Sam Stone to enter the Timelock in order to battle the enemy hordes in ancient Egypt. Not that it really matters much. "The idea is visually and conceptually exactly the same as in 2001: to put bizarre and monstrous alien forces into realistic, bright and open spaces, then let the player engage them while destroying everything in sight," Croteam CEO Roman Ribaric told IGN.
Most of the weapons in the game will be the "lead-spewing boomsticks" that featured in the first two releases but a few new additions have been made, including a sledgehammer and something called a "Sirian Mutilator." The fight will take place across a wide range of environments, including city levels, underground tombs and of course the Egyptian locales, and while level sizes will be roughly the same as those in the earlier games, the biggest level is about twice the size of the largest area in Serious Sam: The First Encounter.
And while the game will be coming out for consoles at some point, the launch platform will be PC, and PC only. "We are a small team and we do all the platforms ourselves. We figured out that handling all those complicated mumbo-jumbos of console development is really just an unreasonable way to add more delay to a game release," Ribaric explained. "So we decided to concentrate on shipping a good game for the PC first, then catch up with the consoles afterwards. Not to say we put consoles completely aside. Xbox 360 versions of Serious Sam 3 are automatically built every day. But the bulk of the work involved with pushing it through the bureaucracy needed to actually ship it might add months to the release date. And the players are waiting..."
Serious Sam 3: BFE comes out this summer. Be ready for it!