Serious Sam 3: BFE Will Support 16 Player Co-Op, Plus New Screens

2/28/2011 at 6:31 PM

Serious Sam 3: BFE will be coming out this summer, and the producers couldn't be happier.  In a boisterous new press release developer Croteam and producer Devolver Digital express excitement akin to a child opening a new present on Christmas day.  There were some questions as to what, exactly, the "BFE" stood for in the new title.  Serious Sam 3: BFE is a prequel, so the "BFE" stands for "Before the First Encounter."  The game also takes place in 22nd century Egypt, so take what you want from that.

The Serious Sam titles are known for their hordes of enemies and over the top action.  Judging by the press release, the old school shooter action will be intact, with little in the way of cover systems or gimmicks.  Shoot the bad guys before they shoot you.  Read on to see some new pics, new features, and one CFO's plans to give the gift that keeps on giving.

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.

Looks like 16 player co-op is in.  The past two Serious Sam HD titles have supported 16 player co-op on the PC and 4 player online co-op on Xbox 360.  This all sounds great.  So what exactly happens to all that money we give to game developers and publishers?  The press release offered a glimpse inside the true nature of the gaming industry.

“Holy crap, I am going to make a boatload of cash of this game,” said Fork Parker, chief financial officer at Devolver Digital, the Serious Sam 3: BFE publisher. “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.”

Serious Sam 3 will bring the boom to PC and game consoles this summer.

When asked for further comment, Fork replied, “Bam. Tit job.”

Hmm...I'm okay with that.  The press release mentions game consoles, so it looks like the PS3 might get some Serious lovin' this time out.  We'll know for sure when Serious Sam 3 : BFE launches this summer.