German publisher CDV has confirmed to Eurogamer
that it will be publishing a PC version of Serious Sam HD, which was announced for the Xbox Live Arcade
CDV will be publishing a digital version of the game alongside the retail version this autumn, though specific distribution platforms haven't yet been announced. The console version meanwhile will be out later this summer.
CDV also confirmed that Serious Sam HD
will be built on the brand new Serious Engine 3, which was announced two years ago for the new and little-seen Serious Sam 3
. Since then nothing has been seen nor heard on either the next game in the series or the tech that'll run it.
Serious Sam HD
will be an enhanced remake of the first game which, just to clarify things for newcomers to the series, actually includes two previously separate titles - Serious Sam: The First Encounter
and Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
. Though both games were released separately they actually run together and form one larger game - Serious Sam 1
, which is why Serious Sam 2
is really the third game in the series to be released.
Confusing, we know, but screenshots from Serious Sam HD
do imply that Serious Sam HD
will include both parts of the first game in the series.
Prices and exact release dates haven't been nailed down for the remake just yet, but we're just happy that one of the best co-op games ever made is getting a graphical overhaul. Let us know your thoughts in the forums