So welcome back to the high powered prequel to the Serious Sam series. Scaling up chaos the to unprecedented levels. The classic Serious Sam formula is revamped with an unstoppable arsenal. While going up against an unimaginable number of enemies. Requiring players to circle strafe and backpedal blast their way out of impossible situations.
Serious Sam 4 is scheduled for release in August 2020 via Steam and Stadia. Likewise, digital pre-orders are open now on Steam. This includes a classic Tommy Gun in-game weapon skin. Also a throwback to the series’ early days.
As for the native Serious Sam 4 Linux port. There won’t be one at launch. We’re currently razor-focused on Windows. And I don’t know what’s going to happen post-launch. If we do move forward with the Linux port, we’ll announce it beforehand.
Since the Steam page for Serious Sam 4 only shows Windows PC. It’s clear that Croteam are keeping focused on one platform. But It’s also a bit of a surprise to not see Linux support in the mix. Or at least a plan for a post launch release. And the comment that also makes me a nervous, “if we do move forward”. The Serious Sam franchise is an icon in the Linux community. So it would be a shame to lose support at this stage.
The Serious Sam 4 (re)announcement follows the release of a cinematic trailer. There is also a five part video short. Where Croteam veterans talk about the Serious Sam formula. Including the music behind the action, and more.
Serious Sam 4 – A Classic Returns August 2020
Serious Sam 4 is a powerful prequel to the legendary FPS series. Which also scales up chaos to fantastic levels. The classic Serious Sam formula also gets an overhaul. While putting in unstoppable weapons against a crazy number of enemies. Requiring players to circle strafe and backpedal blast their way out of futile situations.
Developer Gameplay Update for Serious Sam 4
- HORDES OF INVADERS – The iconic cast of alien invaders returns with some new reinforcements. Fight your way through a crazy numbers of Mental’s minions. Including the iconic Headless Kamikaze, Beheaded Rocketeer, and Kleer. Also Scrapjack, Werebull, and Khnum! Square off against brand new enemies. Serious Sam 4 has towering monsters like the frantic Processed. As well as the repulsive Belcher, the hard hitting Zealot, and more.
- EXPLOSIVE ARSENAL – Armed with a slew of destructive weapons. Pick your tool for any situation. Lay waste to Mental’s Horde using the powerful double barreled shotgun. Maybe the punishing minigun or powerful chainsaw launcher. There is also a brand new auto shotgun and the iconic cannon. Upgrade your toys, and enjoy the violent beauty of the lock-on rocket launcher. And the mighty laser beam of death.
- COOPERATIVE MAYHEM – Smash through the action packed campaign with friends. Doing so in 4-player online co-op mode! Tackle exciting main missions and crazy side quests. Including a range of difficulties for an extra challenge.
- LEGION SYSTEM – Serious Sam 4 unleashes some of the biggest moments in the series’ history. With the new Legion System and battlefields. All coming loaded with thousands of enemies!
Croteam is a Croatian independent game development company. Developing games and 3D engine technologies since 1993. Typically releasing games across Windows PC, Mac, Linux and VR. But also including major consoles as well.