It’s a name that’s been thrown around for over half a decade, but Croteam has at long last gone and announced it: Serious Sam is back, and he’s even more super cereal than before. Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass has just been revealed at the Reboot Develop conference in Croatia, right in Croteam’s home turf.
We get to feast our eyes on the first teaser trailer for Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass, as well as a few choice nuggets of information. It’s back, and on a bigger scale than ever before; “Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass reignites the legendary series and elevates the iconic full-throttle gameplay, massive hordes of enemies, and explosive array of weapons to the next level with the power of Croteam's Serious Engine.”
Classic Serious Sam gameplay looks to be the order of the day here. You know the score - hundreds of enemies and a pulverising range of weapons, although riding a big ol’ motorbike appears to be the big change this time around. Croteam has said it’s going to be full of bullets, guts, and one-liners on a “brutally bigger scale”. And best of all, there won’t be a single desert level in sight.
We’re certainly interested to see how this one turns out. Serious Sam’s humour has aged a lot better than the likes of Duke Nukem, although Serious Sam 3 was an undeniable step down for the series. Here’s hoping Croteam manages to get this frantic shooter series back on track.
A full reveal of Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass will be taking place at E3 2018 in June.