There’s a new Serious Sam game on the way, and it may be coming sooner than you’d expect. An out-of-tweet last night from publisher Devolver Digital suggested the game would be announced next week, and released later in January.
“Man, it’s cold out,” our Titanic hero says in the brief clip above. “But nothing warms me like kicking ass!”
(Yes, that’s the kind of serious dialogue you get from these games.)
Devolver and Serious Sam developer Croteam have actually been teasing this for a few weeks, as it turns out. The video above was posted to YouTube on December 10th, and tweeted via the official Serious Sam account same day, But it wasn’t until yesterday that Devolver actually put a finger on him, retweeting the clip, this time with the message, “What if a new Serious Sam game was going to be announced next week and released this month.” it was done?”
The Serious Sam account retweeted that one with the additional text, “Ice. Cold.”
Ice. Cold. https://t.co/WNzbkb8ajI7 January 2022
It should come as no surprise at all that a new Serious Sam game is in the works: Devolver said when it acquired Croteam in 2020 that “more serious Sam games” were planned for the future. A new one could fall within the next three weeks, however, given the almost complete lack of buildup, this is very unpredictable.
I’ve been a fan of Serious Sam for a long time, but the most recent game in the series, Serious Sam 4, didn’t work out as well for me as I expected. Many of its levels are just huge, open arenas, large parts of which are completely devoid of monsters, and the extended cast and narrative are awkward and out of place. It’s still a blast when the action kicks in, and if Croteam is ready to put in another addition to the series, I’ll eagerly take a shot at it.