Serious Sam 2 HD DLC coming May 15, multiplayer going free-to-play

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is getting two big events on May 15: the release of the new "Legend of the Beast" DLC, and a switch to free-to-play for its multiplayer modes.

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Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is getting another dose of downloadable content, set to hit on May 15. The "Legend of the Beast" DLC packs in three campaign missions, three survival mode maps, and three versus mode maps, for $4.99.

In addition, SSHD2's versus and survivor multiplayer modes will be switching to a F2P model starting May 15. Those modes include Capture the Flag, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Instant Kill, Last Man Standing, My Burden, Survival, and Team Survival. The announcement didn't mention how this model will be monetized, but Croteam has offered free multiplayer weekends in the past.

"Our team is very excited to extend the world of the classic Serious Sam: The Second Encounter and we think the fans will really enjoy the new areas and scenarios we've put into Legend of the Beast," said Croteam's Davor Hunski in the announcement.

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    May 8, 2012 2:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Serious Sam 2 HD DLC coming May 15, multiplayer going free-to-play.

    Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is getting two big events on May 15: the release of the new "Legend of the Beast" DLC, and a switch to free-to-play for its multiplayer modes.

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      May 8, 2012 2:04 PM

      Yay, best serious same ever, though they nerfed rocket jumping.

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      May 8, 2012 2:33 PM

      I got confused, thinking was the actual Serious Sam 2 in HD and not Serious Sam: SE. Would be nice to see a proper Serious Sam 2 HD though.

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        May 8, 2012 4:39 PM

        Yep.. I was intrigued when I saw Serious Sam 2, but 2 is not second encounter!

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      May 8, 2012 3:00 PM

      YEah, this artcle keeps going back and forth from saying Serious Sam 2 and Serious Sam: The Second encounter... Kinda confusing.

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      May 8, 2012 3:56 PM

      So they rather support this than SS3?

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        May 8, 2012 4:27 PM

        SS3 didn't do as well as many had hoped, SS:SE is great and still has a huge following, I don't think Croteam has abandoned SS3, but it wouldn't make sense to release DLC for it.

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        May 8, 2012 4:30 PM

        Ss3 wasn't as good.

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          May 9, 2012 5:12 AM

          Still it's a fun game, you've just gotta get past the first few levels to get to the best parts, it's great fun coop.

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      May 8, 2012 3:58 PM

      Previously you had to pay to play multiplayer?

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        May 8, 2012 4:27 PM

        When they say F2P MP in this case, it just means you don't need to buy the game (both SP and MP) to play MP on a server.

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      May 8, 2012 6:01 PM

      SS:TSE != SS2

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      May 8, 2012 9:30 PM

      Title might need changed.

      As for the update it's meh at best. SS:TSE is the better of the 1st two, but it's not something I wanna play anymore. Why not throw out some DLC or some sort of incentive to play SS3?

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      May 9, 2012 5:38 AM

      I don't recall ever playing this!