Seven years after the release of Serious Sam 3: BFE, Serious Sam is back with a bang. Announced during Reboot Develop 2018, Croteam and Devolver Digital showcased a short trailer teasing the return of classic characters and signature Serious Sam gameplay.
Here’s everything we know about Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass, including announcement details, platform speculation and what you can expect from Serious Sam 4 gameplay.
When is the Serious Sam 4 release date?
First things first, when are we going to be able to play the latest game in the Serious Sam series? The reveal of Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass came as a surprise to many fans, especially considering it was announced during the opening keynote of Reboot Develop 2018, and not a consumer-focused event like E3.
Developers Croteam showcased a short teaser video (viewable at the top of this page) and confirmed that more details would be available at E3 2018 – more specifically, during publisher Devolver Digital’s game-focused presentation.
What platforms will it be available on?
With a grand reveal not due until E3 2018, platform support is yet to be confirmed – but the Serious Sam 4 Steam listing may offer a clue. Under System Requirements, though there are no specific details, it does have tabs for Windows and Mac OS X, along with Steam’s own SteamOS.
While this may be the default for Steam game listings, we could see Serious Sam shooting his way onto PC and Mac, hopefully alongside current consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One. As for Nintendo Switch support, we can only hope! Again, we expect this information to be confirmed during E3 2018 in June, so we don’t have much longer to wait.
What can I expect from Serious Sam 4 gameplay?
Will Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass completely reimagine the franchise, or should we expect much of the same crazy, over-the-top action we’ve grown to love over the years? While no-one can say for sure, the teaser trailer at the top of this page seems to showcase some long-time Serious Sam enemies making an appearance – namely the headless enemies that explode when they get near you.
This seems to be confirmed by the (little) information found on the Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass Steam listing. Per the page, the game is set to feature “world-renowned signature Serious Sam gameplay on a brutally bigger scale, and not a single desert level”. The listing also claims the Serious Sam 4 will reignite the series, taking us on an adventure “full of bullets, guts and one-liners”.
As with the above sections, we expect to learn more (and possibly even see a gameplay video) during the full Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass reveal during E3 2018 and will update this section accordingly.