Serious Sam 3 unveiled with new screenshots

Serious Sam 3 has been unveiled with new screenshots, described as "a glorious throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters."


When Serious Sam 3: BFE developer Croteam revealed recently that its long-awaited shooter would be released this summer, an official announcement was promised "soon." That arrived today, along with new screenshots and a fresh round of details.

Though its depiction of run-down, 22nd century Egypt is stylistically closer to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare than the colourful previous games in the series, fear not, as Serious Sam 3 is described as "a glorious throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters where men were men, cover was for amateurs and pulling the trigger made things go boom." Besides, Modern Warfare doesn't have hulking, great, cartoony monsters striding through its cities.

16-player co-op and the usual hordes of bizarre and horrible monsters for Sam to mow down are promised, along with new enemies and melee moves.

"Serious Sam 3 is about pure fun and unfiltered action," Croteam chief creative officer Davor Hunski said in the announcement. "We wanted to expand on everything gamers love about the series while adding some genuinely unique new features to really enhance the mayhem Serious Sam is known for."

Serious Sam 3: BFE is scheduled to launch on PC and unspecified consoles this summer, published by Devolver Digital.

Here's the feature list from today's announcement:

  • Frantic Arcade-Style Action - The calling card of the Serious Sam series, hold down the trigger and lay waste to a never-ending onslaught of attackers or face being overrun by Mental's savage beasts. No cover systems, no camping - it's just you and them. All of them.

  • Mental's Fearsome Legions - A new battalion of unforgettable minions including the rumbling Scrapjack and towering Khnum join the legendary Headless Kamikaze, Gnaar and Sirian Werebull. Your days of mowing down zombie Nazi space pirates are over.

  • Serious Melee Attacks - When an enemy slips by your wall of lead and pain, use one of the all-new innovative melee moves to drop an enemy right where they stand in the most violent way possible.

  • Pure Multiplayer Mayhem - Play through the full campaign mode with up to 16 players or drop the gauntlet and let the heavy ordinance fly in versus modes like Deathmatch and Beast Hunt. This is the next level of Serious Sam multiplayer and all hell is about to break loose.

Not mentioned was what the "BFE" subtitle acronym stands for. Answers on a postcard, please.

From The Chatty
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    February 28, 2011 9:00 AM

    Comment on Serious Sam 3 unveiled with new screenshots, by Alice O'Connor.

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      February 28, 2011 9:19 AM

      * P R E O R D E R E D ' D *

      Like, seriously.

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      February 28, 2011 9:27 AM

      Bought! Seriously, I've loving the recent releases with an old school feel. Not every game needs to be CoD. It just needs to be fun.

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      February 28, 2011 9:27 AM

      Holy. Does it ever look different from the originals. I'm sure Croteam isn't stray too far from its roots with the new visuals, but it does make a person wonder how seemingly close quarters combat will give the same feel as firing rockets into a monster 300 meters away while dodging headless kamikaze bombers and leaping kleers.

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      February 28, 2011 9:30 AM

      Holy Serious Crysis Sin Doom, Batman!

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      February 28, 2011 9:42 AM

      It looks like somebody took my chocolate (original Serious Sam) and mixed it with my peanut butter (Call of Duty Modern Warfare). Should be tasty!

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      February 28, 2011 9:45 AM


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      February 28, 2011 9:49 AM

      I like the look, more so than Duke (I'm buying both, don't dogpile too hard).

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      February 28, 2011 10:01 AM

      There's a mancubus in Serious Sam?

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      February 28, 2011 10:12 AM


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      February 28, 2011 10:19 AM

      Jesus, those screens look really impressive.

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        February 28, 2011 10:24 AM

        I've heard that about Alice's screens. brits hide them well under all those laayers of clothing but they're there alright..

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      February 28, 2011 10:30 AM

      Hell yes!

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      February 28, 2011 11:17 AM

      That looks awesome, although I've never been a fan of the iD baby oil look.

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      February 28, 2011 11:24 AM

      I can't wait to play co-op with 15 other shackers.

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      February 28, 2011 12:49 PM

      I hope when it goes up on Steam there is a pre-order discount for already owning both remakes.


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      February 28, 2011 2:13 PM

      More like "Serious DOF"!

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      February 28, 2011 2:26 PM

      if they give us doom 1 & 2 level of gore, this game would be the game of the year for me (after BF3 ofcourse)

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      February 28, 2011 3:57 PM

      im looking forward to this. running and gunning is my favourite kind of FPS. a one man wrecking machine! hopefully the levels are about 10-15mins in length. casual, fun gaming!

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      February 28, 2011 3:58 PM

      Wow, this looks like a huge improvement over the overly cartoony style of Serious Sam 1 & 2.

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      February 28, 2011 4:00 PM

      Before First Encounter
      Big Fucking Explosions
      Blowjobs For Everyone

      No matter how you phrase it, BFE is gonna own.

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      February 28, 2011 4:13 PM

      Wow thats some Gears of War/DNF lookin shit.

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      February 28, 2011 8:53 PM

      I'm all over this shit! I want this badly...those screenshots with the crazy monsters in realistic environments make me smile so hard it hurts.

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      March 1, 2011 2:42 AM

      That's the most beautiful thing I have ever seen...*sheds a tear*

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