Serious Sam 4, which is actually a prequel, is coming to Steam and Stadia in August 2020.

As with every Serious Sam game, you will lead the fight against Mental’s hordes by shooting, blowing up, and pulverizing hundreds of his minions.

As Sam “Serious” Stone, you will lead the Earth Defense Force against the invading hordes. We’ll see the return of some familiar, eh, faces like the Headless Kamikaze, Beheaded Rocketeer, Kleer, Scrapjack, Werebull, and Khnum. Some brand new enemies are joining Mental’s rank, like the frantic Processed, repulsive Belcher, the hard-hitting Brute Zealot.

Thanks to the new Legion system, we’re going to be facing “hundreds of thousands” of enemies at the same time, which is… a lot. The Serious Sam series is known for its ridiculous waves of enemies, but the upcoming prequel should have some of the series’s most insane combat.

To give us a chance of winning the war for humanity, Serious Sam 4 is loading us with a slew of different weapons. The double-barreled shotgun, minigun, and chainsaw launcher are all making a return, as well as a brand new auto shotgun, and a “laser beam of death.”

And you won’t be standing in this fight alone, either. The prequel’s campaign will support 4-player online co-op, so you can complete every main and side mission together with your friends.

Serious Sam 4

Serious Sam 4 was first announced two years ago as Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass. Since then, it seems either publisher Devolver Digital or developer Croteam has decided to drop the subtitle.

Another thing that’s changed over these two years are the game’s release platforms. Originally, Serious Sam 4 was supposed to launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One alongside the PC. But due to its Stadia exclusive statues, the game won’t reach consoles until 2021.

“[Serious Sam 4] is still coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 after its period of exclusivity is over with Stadia,” a Devolver Digital representative told Kotaku. When pushed, the rep confirmed the 2021 console release window.

For now, Serious Sam 4 will be available through Steam and Google Stadia in August 2020.

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