Croteam's Serious Sam 4 was originally scheduled to be released in 2014, but the project went dark, with the developer instead shifting Sam's earlier adventures into virtual reality. However, it was not abandoned and the first teaser trailer of the game seems ridiculous enough to earn the name Serious Sam. Serious Sam: Planet Badass is very real, and a full revelation comes this June at E3.
In the teaser trailer of the game, we see Sam Stone riding a motorbike down a highway, the wind in his hair, like birds flying past on a sunny afternoon. This idyllic scene lasts about five seconds before a headless and grotesquely disfigured man attacks Sam with a bomb in each hand. Sam drops him with his shotgun into a fog of bloody chunks and continues on his way, only to see hundreds of similar enemies waiting for him.
"With the world-famous signature gameplay of Serious Sam On a brutally larger scale, and not on a single desert level, Planet Badass will make its debut at the E3 in 201
With Croteam still working on the Serious Sam franchise all these years, we hope the character's return will be a bit more memorable than Duke Nukems, who appeared in Duke Nukem Forever in 2011 – the game went into the development hell for well over a decade and was released scathing reviews. However, he did not succeed in completely killing the franchise, as John Cena would likely star in a forthcoming movie as the title character.
The Serious Sam franchise was never devastated by critics to that extent, though the scores for 2011 Serious Sam 3: BFE were mediocre.
However Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass comes to an end, we're just looking forward to seeing the game on the E3 presentation by publisher Devolver Digital. The company hosted its first E3 conference last year and mocked the sound of other companies' shows in a bizarre demonstration of anti-humor, violence and nihilism that felt like they were out The Eric Andre Show. If only a fraction of this comes in this year's presentation, we will be very happy.