Serious Sam back for more on XBLA, PC

Majesco confirms HD edition of The Second Encounter coming to Microsoft's downloadable game service and Steam.

Serious Sam isn't kidding around when it comes to digital distribution. Having already staked out his turf with the recent release of Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Croteam's run-and-gun renegade isn't wasting any time before making his return.

So much for subtle imagery.

Majesco Entertainment has announced that it will be bringing Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter to Xbox Live and PC. Downloadable storefront Steam is now accepting preorders for the title with an expected launch of April 28 and a $17.99 price tag. However, Majesco has not provided any pricing information or time frame for the game's debut on Microsoft's service. As with the HD rerelease of The First Encounter, the game is being made in cooperation with original developer Croteam and Austin, Texas-based production and publishing company Devolver Digital.

Released less than a year after the original, Serious Sam: The Second Encounter debuted to critical acclaim. The game introduced a sniper rifle, flamethrower, and chainsaw to the Sam's arsenal, five more enemy types, a trio of new bosses, and three diverse regions to explore/blow up. Croteam also packed in a co-op mode for four players to fight through a dozen levels and a handful of multiplayer versus modes.

For more on Majesco's first HD remake of the series, check out GameSpot's review of Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter. For more on the original Second Encounter, watch the video review below.

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Discussion

18 comments
elitedeadman
elitedeadman

oh BTW i'm sure there is no lan on this one!!!!!

S_Pac_316
S_Pac_316

Sweet! Can't wait! Hope they'll cut the price on the first one soon.

elitedeadman
elitedeadman

i still have my second encounter!!! please make my Second Encounter in HD!!! can't wait :)

Gamesmasterx
Gamesmasterx

Eh, forget that, I HAVE to buy this game :)

Gamesmasterx
Gamesmasterx

As much as I love this game, I am NOT playing 1200 MSP if it doesn't have splitscreen. Sorry Croteam, but hey.

ionusX
ionusX

me likey sam.. me likey sam...., your a big boy now.. /facepalm

Vuud
Vuud

SAM I AM!

Shardz7
Shardz7

Does this mean it will be Steam exclusive then? I hope not because I won't touch it if I have to install Steam on my machine. If it will be available elsewhere with the old network options of the original, then we'll talk.

GOR_TAK
GOR_TAK

No way I'm paying any thing near $17.99 in MS points for this on XBL. The first game was a let down. It should have had new content, splitscreen, and more than just a polish in graphics.

force_user1975
force_user1975

Sweet! More XBL goodies in an already stellar year!

magicalclick
magicalclick

If XBLA has God Mode, I would play it. This game is too much for me without God mode.

rangeraa
rangeraa

Second encounter is great! I still play it from time to time on the PC.

alixzibit
alixzibit

Run-n-gun/Shoot em up is a very old genre and the best part bout it is, that games still make substantial amount of money of these games... They are simply endless fun to play, and serious sam is no exception!

payne6705
payne6705

serious sam 1 was a tad disappointing but I have heard many times the sequels is 1000x better so I am excited.

buft
buft

if the first xbla title was anything to go by i doubt i will pick this up.

Skargamer
Skargamer

the second encounter was WAY better than the first! it was a lot more funnier and the various environments were awesome. We'll just have to wait and see how this one turns out.