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Croteam Details Serious Sam 3, New Screens

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Croteam revealed that the third Serious Sam installment will actually be a prequel.

Monday Croteam released new information and a batch of screenshots from the upcoming action shooter Serious Sam 3: BFE. The game was originally revealed last month by Croteam CEO Roman Ribaric, promising that an official announcement would be "released soon."

Despite the "3" included in the game's title, the next installment won't be a true successor, but a prequel game "set against the collapsing temples of an ancient civilization and the crumbling cities of 22nd century Egypt" during the Earth's final struggle against Mental.

"Serious Sam 3 is about pure fun and unfiltered action," said Davor Hunski, chief creative officer of developer Croteam. "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."

Unfortunately, Croteam didn't provide additional, extensive details. However the developer did offer four additional highlights to munch on for now including new enemies and new melee moves:

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.

Serious Sam 3: BFE is slated to hit the PC and consoles this summer.

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    jgalecio , February 28, 2011 6:40 PM
    That actually looks good!
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    Anonymous , February 28, 2011 6:53 PM
    SS3 will need some very serious video hardware to run the game looking that spectacular (assuming these shots are in fact in-game and not one-off renderings).
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    Immoral Medic , February 28, 2011 6:57 PM
    These screens look amazing. I am a huge SS fan, and will most likely buy this. And yes, it looks like you'll need some SERIOUS power to run this game.
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    schmich , February 28, 2011 7:32 PM
    Please make screenshots open up in a new tab/window or add a next button!
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    g00fysmiley , February 28, 2011 7:50 PM
    a new ss and duke nukem in the same year! (assumign neither gets delayed) a great gaming year
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    michaelahess , February 28, 2011 7:56 PM
    Why all the prequels? I want to know what happened after SS2!!!!!!!!
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    matt87_50 , February 28, 2011 9:30 PM
    g00fysmileya new ss and duke nukem in the same year! (assumign neither gets delayed) a great gaming year


    as if duke nukem would ever be delayed...
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    megamanx00 , February 28, 2011 10:32 PM
    Taken a while no?
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    waethorn , February 28, 2011 11:41 PM
    Serious Sam: Duke Nukem with even less plot.
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    belardo , March 1, 2011 4:46 AM
    First fun Serious Sam moment...

    Going out into the jungle and hearing the Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

    and you CAN'T see where the guy is coming from until he's almost on you.

    The games were always about having a frag fest.

    As long as EA or SecuROM isn't used.... I'll buy this game.
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    hardcore_gamer , March 1, 2011 6:22 AM
    Wow..they removed the cartoony looks..cool
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    sudeshc , March 1, 2011 8:12 AM
    wow those images look really promising.....
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    sudeshc , March 1, 2011 8:12 AM
    wow those images look very promising......
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    Trizomik , March 1, 2011 1:11 PM
    yup... again, some good carnage here :) 
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    Krnt , March 2, 2011 12:24 AM
    Is it using the Unreal engine 3, looks like, but normally the use their own Serious Engine.