Devolver Digital has been teasing Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass for a while now, even releasing a fun trailer back in April. The promise was to bring the classic series back with a much larger scale, all while avoiding the series’ signature desert levels.
The company has now released a few new screenshots of some classic enemies with a modern facelift, and they look great. You can see the screaming, explosive kamikaze enemy in the screen at the top of this post, and the updated version of the Werebull is below.
Here’s a Gnaar!
The new entry in the series will be focused on expanding the scope of the game without adding unwanted complexity. You’ll still by shooting at everything that moves, and it sounds like there’s going to be a lot of stuff that’s moving.
“The game is still a linear experience, but using new Croteam-developed engine tech, the game has expanded to much, muuuuuch bigger environments with legions (no, dude, legions) of enemies you’ll have to wipe out with a variety of insane weaponry,” Croteam said in a statement.
Serious Sam was originally a PC game that first launched in 2001, and the series has since seen a number of sequels and spin-off games across all the major consoles. (It’s even come to platforms like Palm OS and Game Boy Advance.) The character has seemed pretty resilient through the years, and has even been ported to virtual reality platforms. Sam still seems to have a strong audience, and this looks like it could be a welcome refresh to the formula.
We’ll be getting a new trailer for the game, and likely some more details, during E3 as well, most likely during Devolver Digital’s press conference. The game is coming later this year to consoles and PC, and you can check out all the screenshots below.