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Serious Sam 3: BFE trailer isn't joking around

At GR, we know your trailer-watching time is valuable. We also understand you're going to want to know what happens in this eye-plucking, sledge-hammering, horde pwning Serious Sam 3: BFE trailer. This in mind, please accept this handy reference chart to expedite your pre-E3 media consumption:

00:07: Mental's ships hover ominously over earth
00:12: Mental's army marches in rhythmic fashion while Antaresian spiders scurry in the background
00:26: ...wait....aww hells no!
00:28: Shit just got serious!
00:34: For the love of all that is holy, run!!

On second thought, you're better off just watching it yourself:

Revealed back in February, Serious Sam 3: BFE is once again being handled by Croteam, the Croatian developer who has been dedicated to the Serious Sam series since the first game in 2001. It will star the seriously armed protagonist (Sam), and many returning enemies including Gnaars, Headless Kamikazes, Sirian Werebulls and other n'er do wells under the employ of the big bad Mental. Seeing as the tag line reads "No Cover. All Man", we're guessing the sequel with favor frenetic violence over tactical encounters. And hey, there's nothing wrong with that.

"Serious Sam 3 is about pure fun and unfiltered action," said Davor Hunski, chief creative officer at Croteam, in an earlier interview. "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."

He also revealed Serious Sam 3: BFE is slated to arrive this summer for PCs first, explaining in a chat with IGN that, “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, e.g., 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...”

Impatient  (and well connected) players can catch a peak of the new Sam next week at E3.

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16 comments

  • Gameguy94 - June 5, 2011 1:17 a.m.

    Got a Duke Nukem vibe from that trailer. Not a bad thing.
  • e1337prodigy - June 4, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    I still want to see a Serious Sam and Duke Nukem game. They team up and save the world from aliens. Can you imagine it?
  • NightCrawler_358 - June 4, 2011 1:08 p.m.

    Serious Sam is seriously fun. I really like the new realistic style-makes it looks scarier, and the new weapons look cool. Aiming down the sights will be appreciated, especially with that assault rifle with the "holographic sight." That looks like something out of modern warfare! I'll definitely be getting this!
  • Ulukai - June 4, 2011 12:49 p.m.

    @jackthemenace A cover system in SS just wouldnt work, the series is well known for its fast paced frantic action against massive amounts of enemies. But who needs cover when you have good ol' cirle strafe? =P I love that theres a new Duke Nukem and Serious Sam the same year, add in Bulletstorm and this is a great year for those that love the more fun old school first person shooters!
  • paul212 - June 4, 2011 3:44 a.m.

    There's room in my heart for both serious Sam and duke nukem
  • QWERTYCommander - June 4, 2011 3:40 a.m.

    The Gnaars scare the shit out of me. They kept me from playing SS1 for more than 2 levels.
  • onewheeled999 - June 4, 2011 12:22 a.m.

    Ah, this makes me happy. I'm playing through Serious Sam: TFE/TSE HD right now, and I'm glad to see they're keeping up the silly spirit of those original games.
  • Imgema - June 3, 2011 11:59 p.m.

    This is how i like my FPS. Free of sentimental crap, serious stories that end up being silly in the end etc. Duke Nukem and Serious Sam. Games that don't take themselves so seriously.
  • HamsterGutz - June 3, 2011 11:21 p.m.

    Can't wait for this game, I love TFE & TSE HD :)
  • AdonisX82 - June 3, 2011 10:26 p.m.

    Have'nt played the first one, but own the second. Never even heard of it, it was in the bargain bin. I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was it just straight up fun, but it was as good or better looking then all the "big name" titles (minus the movement animation and AI of course, the enemies basically just run at you, the entire tim...) and this game looks gorgeous too. Look forward to it
  • sirdilznik - June 3, 2011 10:08 p.m.

    Duke who? Shit just got serious.
  • RicePuddingUK - June 3, 2011 9:50 p.m.

    Serious Sam was the first PC game I ever played when my grandparents first got a PC, one of my childhood classics revived.
  • festafreak - June 3, 2011 9:50 p.m.

    This is how shooters used to be and they were fun back then. I will probably get this for nostalgia sake.
  • blasThe - June 3, 2011 9:42 p.m.

    @jackthemenace a bit of mindless shooting could be nice for a change. with deus ex and mass effect coming to provide you with lots of cover, this could be fun. :)
  • blasThe - June 3, 2011 9:35 p.m.

    and who said Croatia can't produce good games! -looks amazing.
  • jackthemenace - June 3, 2011 9:32 p.m.

    I've never played a SS before, and while this does look enticing, to say the least, the "no cover" bit puts me off. Massively. @reCAPTCHA: Fearmy Teaching? Sounds like you've been watching too much 'The Demon Headmaster'

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