Let the cavalcade of announcements timed with the Game Developers Conference commence! Croteam and Devolver Digital are first out of the gate this morning with Serious Sam 3: BFE, the next installment in what's probably the last first-person shooter franchise at this point with no sort of cover system.
As you might guess from the name, BFE is set partially in Egypt (a crumbling 22nd-century version, at least). Here's the boilerplate straight out of the press release.
== TEASER ==
- 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.
Devolver has been cranking out those high-def versions of previous Serious Sam games for a while now, so it's nice that they're not above making a totally new one as well. Naturally, this one is described as coming to both PC and "consoles" and it's slated to be out this summer. Who's in for more Sam? Here are some more pictures upon which to form an opinion!