Serious Sam HD coming to Xbox Live Arcade -Updated with press release-
6/25/2009 7:41:00 AM
is one of those really fun mindless first person shooters where just hordes of enemies come flying at you. I remember playing this with a bunch of friends at work and having a complete blast. Hell, even my wife enjoyed playing the game. It's easy to pick up and it also looked pretty good. Well, the original team is bringing the original game back but in HD and on the Xbox 360. Eurogamer got word
that it will be an XBLA release for late summer and it will be a re-imagining of the first game. You'll get 12 levels and can join with up to three others to do battle. Croteam also has a third game in the works as well.
-Update- Here's the official word from Majesco
MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT, DEVOLVER DIGITAL AND CROTEAM
ANNOUNCE 'SERIOUS SAM HD' FOR XBOX LIVE ARCADE FOR XBOX 360
Classic Shooter Franchise Reborn in Glorious High Definition for Late Summer Release
EDISON, N.J., June 25, 2009 - Legions of long-time fans and a whole new generation of gamers around the world can now experience serious shooting mayhem as Majesco Entertainment, an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced that Serious Sam: The First Encounter HD is coming to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Developed by Croteam, the creators of the Serious Sam franchise, and produced in partnership with Devolver Digital, Serious Sam: The First Encounter is re-tooled and re-vamped in glorious High Definition with an all-new version of the CroTech engine.
"We are really excited to update our hero and recreate Sam in stunning high definition for Xbox LIVE Arcade players," said Roman Ribaric, CEO of Croteam. "The fans have lobbied us hard to do this, so we are stoked about bringing Sam back as big, bold and bad as he ever was."
The game is being produced by Devolver Digital, a brand new production and publishing company based in Austin, Texas, specializing in delivering top quality entertainment to gamers worldwide at affordable prices by any and all means available.
"We are almost inappropriately excited that this fun and robust game is our first humble offering to gamers worldwide," said an unnamed, masked spokesperson for Devolver Digital. "And bridging the gap between the fine folks at Croteam and Majesco feels good too. It's a long way from Croatia to New Jersey, but worth the walk."
"Xbox LIVE Arcade is an important platform in our overall strategic plan," said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations for Majesco. "Serious Sam has a long history of console success and this graphically enhanced version is a great first title to kick off our Xbox Live Arcade initiative."
Serious Sam HD is not your mother's generic, large-scale, orchestral scored, Space Marine-themed epic FPS with dialog that pretends it's an RPG...instead, Serious Sam HD is a grab you by the jibblies run and gun, twitch FPS: BIG guns, TONS of enemies, 4-Player Online Co-Op and stunningly superfluous HD graphics that rival retail boxed games. You've waited forever but Serious Sam is back from the nether with its award-winning game play that will remind you why you play FPSs in the first place.