Serious Sam 3 Trailer: Here's Fist In Your Eye

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Serious Sam 3 Trailer: Here's Fist In Your Eye

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!

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Screw this, I'm getting Duke Nukem Forever!!!!

Wow and this probably only took 4 years to make! Definitely needs another 6 to be half as good as that other guy.

I love me some Serious Sam. Best surprise game I picked up for 20 bucks years ago for a LAN party ever.

BTW ign article had more info. 16 player coop anyone?

ahh finally a big dumb game to care about.
No go away duke nukem, dont want you over here in my good games.

Well, this will certainly please fans of old-school run and gun shooters.

I don't consider myself one such, but I may check it out anyway.

Gotta say though, those environments looked awfully brown and grey.

"no cover, all man"

I see what they did there

also

Zhukov:
Gotta say though, those environments looked awfully brown and grey.

yeah, that didn't look all that "Serious Sam" to me, like the iron sight thing

but then again, this IS Serious Sam, it will probably take you to space and shit =P

I love me some Serious Sam, but...what's this? Ironsights? Normal guns?! A lot of brown?! That doesn't sound like the Serious Sam I remember.

bahumat42:
ahh finally a big dumb game to care about.
No go away duke nukem, dont want you over here in my good games.

Assuming it will be bad. Let's wait for it's release first shall we?

This put me in the mood to play the others because I have fond memories of these games, so I downloaded the steam demo of The First Encounter HD and I am about as useless at playing games on computer as baiting a mousetrap with a cat. I can't even comprehend how to do it, moving with WASD and successfully strafing was just appalling. I need a PSN release of the first two.

Cowabungaa:
I love me some Serious Sam, but...what's this? Ironsights? Normal guns?! A lot of brown?! That doesn't sound like the Serious Sam I remember.

bahumat42:
ahh finally a big dumb game to care about.
No go away duke nukem, dont want you over here in my good games.

Assuming it will be bad. Let's wait for it's release first shall we?

The gameplay may well be good, but the theme is low brow humor. It crass and uninteresting to me. And yes you can quite easily tell the tone this quite early on.

If i was moaning about gameplay you would have a point though.
(for the record im willing to bet that dnf will have the same impact bulletstorm did, which is none at all, people will play it for a bit and probably enjoy it, then forget about it completely.)

bombadilillo:
BTW ign article had more info. 16 player coop anyone?

co op?
not death match.

If thats true linky me now, i want some of that action!

While I certainly enjoy the next Gen make over its received the lack of color is worrying still if its kept everything else that made serious sam so enjoyable (like fighting crap loads of enemies in wide open areas with insanely powerful weapons) then I can still see my self buying this.

I really enjoyed Serious Sam up until the point where you had 100 skelly-horses attacking you at once. That seemed to tip the balance from fun into exhausting marathon.

bahumat42:

Cowabungaa:
I love me some Serious Sam, but...what's this? Ironsights? Normal guns?! A lot of brown?! That doesn't sound like the Serious Sam I remember.

bahumat42:
ahh finally a big dumb game to care about.
No go away duke nukem, dont want you over here in my good games.

Assuming it will be bad. Let's wait for it's release first shall we?

The gameplay may well be good, but the theme is low brow humor. It crass and uninteresting to me. And yes you can quite easily tell the tone this quite early on.

If i was moaning about gameplay you would have a point though.
(for the record im willing to bet that dnf will have the same impact bulletstorm did, which is none at all, people will play it for a bit and probably enjoy it, then forget about it completely.)

Ahhh, but that doesn't make it a bad game, just one that doesn't correspond with your tastes. I for one welcome such a game for once. Oddly Bulletstorm didn't really do it for me, for some reason.

But the Duke is the original over-the-top self-parody shooter, it won't just fade away, it's still the Duke here.

Wolfram01:
Screw this, I'm getting Duke Nukem Forever!!!!

I'm getting both.

Seriously this year is a godsend for fans of classic games, such as Deus Ex, and fans of classic run and gun gameplay.

This will be the first time since COD ruined everything that I will actually buy an FPS and not just one, probably 3 or 4. I will be poor but extremely happy.

Still waiting for Timesplitters 4 mind...

'No cover. All man.'

So picking this up

Here's my thing: where are the Dum Dums? You know, the little green guys that are the ICONS OF THE SERIES? It's like taking imps out of Doom, and even THEIR grim-n-gritty reboot kept the little brown bastards in. What gives?

The guns need to kick more punch, and I dont mind the ironsight but I hope that I can still use strafe and jump as my main tactics.

The colors do bother me. The space scene is colorfull but then the rest is mostly grey, not even brown/orange like the first game (its in Egypt so it makes sence to have those colors).

*jizz*

YAAY! The even less serious version of duke is back! (in case you cant tell, my fanboy-o-meter is overloading)

Oh, baby! This is serious!

KoDOmega:
Here's my thing: where are the Dum Dums? You know, the little green guys that are the ICONS OF THE SERIES? It's like taking imps out of Doom, and even THEIR grim-n-gritty reboot kept the little brown bastards in. What gives?

Pretty sure the one-eyed things are the icons of the series. They're always running around doing stuff in the cutscenes too. If not them, then the headless guys, especially the kamikazes, or maybe the Kleer skeletons. I would say the swarms of frog things are pretty low on the list.

"No cover. All man."

Heh. I like that...

I'd love to get it on PS3. Well, probably I'll get it on PC first, since they'll delay console versions.
It's almost annoying how SS games are the only thing that makes me still play on PC. Release a PS3 port and let me be done with PC gaming already.
Well, except for Quake. I'll never stop playing original Quake.

josemlopes:
The guns need to kick more punch, and I dont mind the ironsight but I hope that I can still use strafe and jump as my main tactics.

The colors do bother me. The space scene is colorfull but then the rest is mostly grey, not even brown/orange like the first game (its in Egypt so it makes sence to have those colors).

it's basically the same color scheme from the Serious Sam: First Encounter

a little darker due to the city buildings

but I get the feeling this will be more like Second Encounter, and take the player through various, very different locations

Fuck. Yes. Just been playing through the first two parts on the Steam release after their sale the other week and LOVED it as a shift from all the cover and shit in most FPS game, and watching that trailer just made me want more!

That said, I'm kinda getting a bit bored in Second Encounter - it just doesn't seem to have the same flow as the first, though maybe I'm just getting better at predicting ganking points? Or maybe it's the stress from uni work.

Subject of which, what the fuck am I doing procrastinating on a forum (even if it is about serious sam...) - I've got a submission tomorrow and my PC just crashed!!

So BFE doesn't stand for what I think it does...? It's "Before First Encounter?"

:(

teh_Canape:

josemlopes:
The guns need to kick more punch, and I dont mind the ironsight but I hope that I can still use strafe and jump as my main tactics.

The colors do bother me. The space scene is colorfull but then the rest is mostly grey, not even brown/orange like the first game (its in Egypt so it makes sence to have those colors).

it's basically the same color scheme from the Serious Sam: First Encounter

a little darker due to the city buildings

but I get the feeling this will be more like Second Encounter, and take the player through various, very different locations

Yeah, on some small segments it is possible to see the blue sky and the yellow sand. The city is still extremely brown, it looks like Stalker lol.

Im hoping that variety will be the key to this game, lots of enemies, lots of guns and lots of situations to fight lots of enemies with lots of guns.

LOTS!!!

josemlopes:

teh_Canape:

josemlopes:
The guns need to kick more punch, and I dont mind the ironsight but I hope that I can still use strafe and jump as my main tactics.

The colors do bother me. The space scene is colorfull but then the rest is mostly grey, not even brown/orange like the first game (its in Egypt so it makes sence to have those colors).

it's basically the same color scheme from the Serious Sam: First Encounter

a little darker due to the city buildings

but I get the feeling this will be more like Second Encounter, and take the player through various, very different locations

Yeah, on some small segments it is possible to see the blue sky and the yellow sand. The city is still extremely brown, it looks like Stalker lol.

Im hoping that variety will be the key to this game, lots of enemies, lots of guns and lots of situations to fight lots of enemies with lots of guns.

LOTS!!!

yeah, if I remember correctly, First Encounter started by being teleported to Egypt, and this is a prequel

so, who knows =P

I grew up with Serious Sam rather than Duke Nukem (partly thanks to some oblivious parents) and I do co-op with the First Encounter all the time. I'm liking the addition of more gore a melee weapon.

bahumat42:

bombadilillo:
BTW ign article had more info. 16 player coop anyone?

co op?
not death match.

If thats true linky me now, i want some of that action!

Theres deathmatch, but also 16 player coop. With vs coop, coin op (whqatever that is) and coop classic (scaling baddie amounts). For 16 people that would be INSANE. SS are already natorious for insane amounts of enemies.

bombadilillo:

bahumat42:

bombadilillo:
BTW ign article had more info. 16 player coop anyone?

co op?
not death match.

If thats true linky me now, i want some of that action!

Theres deathmatch, but also 16 player coop. With vs coop, coin op (whqatever that is) and coop classic (scaling baddie amounts). For 16 people that would be INSANE. SS are already natorious for insane amounts of enemies.

'Coin Op' mode is an idea taken from all the DLC around nowadays, they take your credit card number and debit you 25 cents each time you die, giving you the real old school feel of the arcade!

I'm not completely sold on the new ultra-realistic look, but the trailer had enough Serious Sam in it to make me want more. Serious Sam all the way!

teh_Canape:
"no cover, all man"

I see what they did there

anyone see this becoming more and more popular? Space marine: "cover is for pussies" bulletstorm: encouraged you to be out in the middle of everything being a badass, and duke nukem forever: it's duke nukem. We damn well know he ain't for hiding when there's aliens to shoot.

Zhukov:
Gotta say though, those environments looked awfully brown and grey.

yeah, that didn't look all that "Serious Sam" to me, like the iron sight thing

but then again, this IS Serious Sam, it will probably take you to space and shit =P[/quote]I think the environments didn't stray too far into grey territory. As for the iron sights, it's almost mocking cod. I think of that as Sam saying "look, this is how a real man uses iron sights YEEEEHAAA"

bahumat42:

Cowabungaa:
I love me some Serious Sam, but...what's this? Ironsights? Normal guns?! A lot of brown?! That doesn't sound like the Serious Sam I remember.

bahumat42:
ahh finally a big dumb game to care about.
No go away duke nukem, dont want you over here in my good games.

Assuming it will be bad. Let's wait for it's release first shall we?

The gameplay may well be good, but the theme is low brow humor. It crass and uninteresting to me. And yes you can quite easily tell the tone this quite early on.

If i was moaning about gameplay you would have a point though.
(for the record im willing to bet that dnf will have the same impact bulletstorm did, which is none at all, people will play it for a bit and probably enjoy it, then forget about it completely.)

I haven't forgotten about it, nor has the few million that bought the game. Trust me, DNF will be big - if fans have waited for 11 years, they sure will not forget it ANY time soon.

Doclector:

teh_Canape:
"no cover, all man"

I see what they did there

anyone see this becoming more and more popular? Space marine: "cover is for pussies" bulletstorm: encouraged you to be out in the middle of everything being a badass, and duke nukem forever: it's duke nukem. We damn well know he ain't for hiding when there's aliens to shoot.

Zhukov:
Gotta say though, those environments looked awfully brown and grey.

yeah, that didn't look all that "Serious Sam" to me, like the iron sight thing

but then again, this IS Serious Sam, it will probably take you to space and shit =P

I think the environments didn't stray too far into grey territory. As for the iron sights, it's almost mocking cod. I think of that as Sam saying "look, this is how a real man uses iron sights YEEEEHAAA"[/quote]

apparently, this is the year of badass

though I'm afraid I have to call out Bulletstorm, "encouraging" you to go out and fight, then forcing you to take cover until you're healed to go again

I got the SS1 and SS2 on Steam Recently Cheap.. all updated with HD Goodness..

Fun - Like modern shooters can't be.

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