Serious Sam 3: BFE Details Revealed

By Rebecca Smith, 5 years ago
Serious Sam 3: BFE, the prequel to Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, will take you back to a time when "men were men, cover was for amateurs and pulling the trigger made things go boom." In the 22nd Century, Earth is the location of a war between Mental and the Sirians. Sam "Serious" Stone is sent to the cities of Egypt to fight Mental’s invading legions of beasts and mercenaries amongst the collapsing temples of an ancient civilization.

Trademark features such as relentless hordes of spectacular enemies and expansive outdoor battlefields return in Serious Sam 3: BFE at full force. Other features include:

Frantic Arcade-Style Action – The calling card of the Serious Sam series, hold down the trigger and lay waste to a never-ending onslaught of attackers or face being overrun by Mental’s savage beasts. No cover systems, no camping – it’s just you and them. All of them.

Mental’s Fearsome Legions – A new battalion of unforgettable minions including the rumbling Scrapjack and towering Khnum join the legendary Headless Kamikaze, Gnaar and Sirian Werebull. Your days of mowing down zombie Nazi space pirates are over.

Serious Melee Attacks – When an enemy slips by your wall of lead and pain, use one of the all-new innovative melee moves to drop an enemy right where they stand in the most violent way possible.

Pure Multiplayer Mayhem – Play through the full campaign mode with up to 16 players or drop the gauntlet and let the heavy ordinance fly in versus modes like Deathmatch and Beast Hunt. This is the next level of Serious Sam multiplayer and all hell is about to break loose.
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Although BFE is likely to be the acronym for Before First Encounter, Croteam have yet to confirm this. Any witty suggestions as to the title of the prequel are welcomed in the comments below. Talking of witty comments, Fork Parker, chief financial officer at Serious Sam 3: BFE publisher Devolver Digital, had this to say about the new game:

Holy crap, I am going to make a boatload of cash of this game. I mean that’s what this is all about, right? If this thing comes out in the summer my wife is totally getting the tit job she’s been asking for.
When he was asked for further comment, he replied: “Bam. Tit job.”

In other Serious Sam news, are any of you having problems with not having enough storage space on your hard drive? I know that I've had to buy a second hard drive after finding that my original 60 GB drive wasn't big enough, and I prefer to buy DLC on a retail disc if possible. For those of you like me, you'll be happy to know that Croteam has confirmed that both Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter and Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter will soon be available to buy at retail outlets. So far, Serious Sam HD First & Second Encounter has only been confirmed for release in Europe and it will hit stores on March 4th, 2011.

For those of you that have never played the Serious Sam HD games, here are a few screenshots introducing you to the world of Sam "Serious" Stone.

The First Encounter
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The Second Encounter
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Serious Sam 3: BFE is due to be released in Summer 2011.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.