Croteam and Devolver Digital have formally announced the development of Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass.
We’ve heard rumors of a Serious Sam sequel in development for quite some time, but now, there is proof that one of the great pure action shooters in recent memory is set for a return. Unfortunately, Serious Sam 4 is following the grand tradition of pre-E3 game reveals. That is to say that Devolver Digital and Croteam aren’t saying a word about the game at the moment. The only thing that we really have to go off of is the above teaser.
While that teaser doesn’t reveal much, its wide-open fields and the name “Planet Badass” do lead us to believe that the next Serious Sam game could adopt a large world or open-world setting. That would be a departure from the series’ classic traditional levels, but not too radical of one. After all, the Serious Sam levels did encourage a degree of exploration in terms of allowing players to explore various corners of the area for secrets.
Whatever direction that the series is taking, we should be seeing much more of it at E3 2018. Hopefully, it will be featured in another awesome Devolver Digital press conference.
It hasn’t been that long since we last saw Serious Sam (a Serious Sam VR title was recently released) but it has been about seven years since we last received an entry into the mainline Serious Sam games. That being the case, it’s possible you’re not familiar with the series’ greatness. The Serious Sam series made a name for itself as a high-octane shooter that throws waves of enemies at players. Fortunately, you have access to an array of high-powered weapons capable of decimating enemies in spectacular fashion.
Truth be told, there aren’t a lot of games out there these days that do what Serious Sam does. As such, we’re quite excited to see Serious Sam return to the fold and look forward to bringing you more information on this game.