bit-gamer.net

HD Serious Sam remake coming to XBLA

HD Serious Sam remake coming to XBLA

Serious Sam HD is a graphically improved remake of Serious Sam: The First Encounter and will hit XBLA later this summer.

Publisher Majesco has announced that it will be bringing a HD Serious Sam game to the Xbox Live Arcade later this summer, dubbed Serious Sam HD.

Being developed by original Serious Sam developer Croteam, Serious Sam HD will be an improved and tweaked remake of the first game in the series, Serious Sam: The First Encounter.

According to Eurogamer it'll go on sale later this summer and will cost 1200 Microsoft Points - that's about £10 GBP in other words.

Something of a homage to the Duke Nukem games, the Serious Sam series is all about pitting players against impossibly huge monsters and mind-bogglingly massive swarms of increasingly bizarre enemies. We still personally consider a co-op match of The Great Pyramid level in Serious Sam: The First Encounter to be one of the most fun things that you can do with a computer. Especially if you put it on to the hardest difficulty, which makes all enemies invisible.

Serious Sam HD will include all 12 levels from the original game, complete with all the hilarious secrets and cheesy quotes you'd expect and all-new effects and enhanced visuals for the Xbox 360. No explicit mention has yet been made about online or offline multiplayer, but we'd be very shocked if there wasn't some form of co-op option in the full game.

Are you serious about Serious Sam? Let us know in the forums.

11 Comments

Discuss in the forums Reply
DougEdey 25th June 2009, 13:09 Quote
ENOUGH WITH THE REMAKES! I loved SS on PC originally but would I pay £10 for it on XBL? No.
Bauul 25th June 2009, 13:12 Quote
You know that picture is from SS: The 2nd Encounter? :)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougEdey
ENOUGH WITH THE REMAKES! I loved SS on PC originally but would I pay £10 for it on XBL? No.

I dunno, SS1 is really starting to show its age. If I owned a 360, I'd probably get this. The co-op is (after L4D) probably the best co-op game ever, and an HD version on a nice high resolution would be really lovely.
mjm25 25th June 2009, 13:18 Quote
First Serious Sam was the PC game i cut my teeth on before i got my own computer, good times :) after that it was Unreal Tournament and Max Payne! i'd come straight from a Playstation to those... i couldn't believe it.
Ransoman 25th June 2009, 13:24 Quote
I love the Serious sam games, but the 2nd encounter had far better levels! You don't really need and HD remake if you have the PC version though. only £5 too.
DougEdey 25th June 2009, 13:24 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bauul
I dunno, SS1 is really starting to show its age. If I owned a 360, I'd probably get this. The co-op is (after L4D) probably the best co-op game ever, and an HD version on a nice high resolution would be really lovely.

They should make a new SS game then, not just increase the texture res
CardJoe 25th June 2009, 13:28 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougEdey
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bauul
I dunno, SS1 is really starting to show its age. If I owned a 360, I'd probably get this. The co-op is (after L4D) probably the best co-op game ever, and an HD version on a nice high resolution would be really lovely.

They should make a new SS game then, not just increase the texture res

They are, they've been developing the engine for AGES.
DougEdey 25th June 2009, 13:29 Quote
SS: DNF?
Mankz 25th June 2009, 13:51 Quote
Dear god, I forgot how much I loved Serious Sam...
Blademrk 25th June 2009, 14:39 Quote
I didn't play the original, but I did enjoy the 2nd one.
kondichael 25th June 2009, 18:36 Quote
Croteam should focus their energy on SS3,

Completed SS 1st Encounter 1½ times already.
Completed SS 2nd Encounter 3 times already.
perplekks45 25th June 2009, 21:25 Quote
SS1 was the best game to just hold down the left mouse button and have fun. :)
I'll never forget how we played it on a 5m screen using a projector. It was 6 of us and 1 could play on the screen for 30 min then it was the next ones turn. Awesome night before the neighbours called the police. :D
Log in

You are not logged in, please login with your forum account below. If you don't already have an account please register to start contributing.



Discuss in the forums