Serious Sam 3: BFE is aimed at a very specific class of shooter fan -- those who are tired of "the recent cookie cutter 'first person shooters from behind cover (FPS-FBC)" as outspoken developer Croteam calls them. Come October 18, shooter fans will be able to relive the glory days of protagonists who happily charged into swarms of enemies screaming rather than hiding all the time.

"We believe Serious Sam 3: BFE is the best Serious Sam game we've ever made," said Davor Hunski, Chief Creative Guy of Croteam. "We've designed a true arcade-style FPS game with the non-stop brutal action the series is known for and our fans have loved for the past decade."

The game is now open for preorder on Steam, presenting early adopters with a 10% discount off the full price, an additional 10% off for those who already own a Serious Sam title on Steam and a multiplayer avatar based on publisher Devolver Digital's CFO Fork Parker, bizarrely.

Alongside the preorder deal, all Serious Sam HD titles on Steam are available at 66% off, and 85% off if you preorder Serious Sam 3: BFE as well. Alternatively, there's a "Digital Serious Edition" of the new game available which offers free bonus copies of Serious Sam: First and Second Encounter Classic, a behind the series video, a series of multiplayer characters and weapons, the official soundtrack, a digital artbook and more.

So if you want less hiding, more shooting, then what are you waiting for? Here's the game's Steam page. Watch out for the game on October 18.

This article originally appeared on as Serious Sam 3 Out October 18, Preorders Now Open