Serious Sam Seeks the Legend of the Beast - UPDATED

| 8 May 2012 18:40

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is getting real, honest-to-goodness DLC.

I can't even begin to guess why this is happening but Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, the 2010 remake of the 2002 shooter, is getting some 2012 DLC. Legend of the Beast will put players back into the bright red running shoes of the one true hardcore shooter hero as he pursues "the mysterious ram-god of The Great Obelisk," and no, I don't know what that means, so don't bother asking.

Legend of the Beast serves up even more of that great Serious Sam gameplay that fans love, which is to say killing the crap out of everything that moves while running backward and desperately hoping that you don't hit a wall. The DLC adds three new campaign missions to the game, plus three "brutal" Survival Mode maps and three "chaotic" Versus Mode maps, all developed for no apparent reason by the guys at Croteam.

"Just the thought of all that extra cash is making me download some content into my pants," said Devolver Digital Chief Financial Officer Fork Parker. "Profit makes me horny."

And why is Croteam just now putting out an add-on for a two-year-old, largely forgotten shooter? "Croteam is only about a dozen awesome dudes making games they love in Croatia and they have to take each project one or two at a time," a Devolver rep explained. "The Legend of the Beast DLC for Serious Sam HD has been in production since the game first launched and now that Serious Sam 3 has successfully launched Croteam was able to finish it up for launch on May 15th."

"F*ck you, that's why," Parker added.

In other good news, all Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Versus and Survival multiplayer modes, including Capture the Flag, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Instant Kill, Last Man Standing, My Burden, Survival and Team Survival, are being made permanently free to download and play on Steam. It may be a little out of date, especially when lined up against the more recent Serious Sam 3, but hey, free is free, and The Second Encounter is pretty good stuff in its own right.

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter: Legend of the Beast comes out on May 15 and will sell for $4.99.

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