Serious Sam HD sequel firing up XBLA Sept. 22

Majesco announces release date for Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter for Xbox 360 downloadable game hub.

In April, publisher Majesco Entertainment announced that Serious Sam would be back for more digital distribution following the release of Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter. The company made good on that promise in late April when Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter made its way to Steam for PC gamers. The title was also promised for Xbox Live Arcade, and today the run-and-gun renegade sequel received a release date for that system.

Sam is seriously serious.

Majesco sent word today announcing that Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter will hit XBLA on September 22. Like 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, a flamethrower, and a chainsaw to 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 HD remake of the series, check out GameSpot's review of Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter (PC). For more on the original Second Encounter, check out GameSpot's review below.

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Discussion

22 comments
super64ds
super64ds

Oh the third serious sam 3 should be out next your or in 2011 or 2012

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

Probably the only game I see that I want for my Xbox as of late besides Halo Reach.

MuffintopX
MuffintopX

They just dont make shooters where you can hold 10 different guns at the same time anymore, letalone use up ALL your ammo for them in one fight. Pure fun.

blackfray
blackfray

these remakes are really nice but I WANT SERIOUS SAM 3 and I'M DEAD SERIOUS!

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Sam's wife "If only you were as "serious" about the housework!"

Aesahaettr
Aesahaettr

Hopefully they won't charge 1200 points for this also. I impulse bought the 1st one as I loved it when it first came out on the old xbox and very soon after they halved the price.

ferretshob
ferretshob

Hey majesco, how about putting money on the next Advent Rising game. Lets face it, yes it sucked playing the game directly off the disc, but when it was put onto your harddrive the game worked like a dream.

ThePowerOfHAT
ThePowerOfHAT

Second Encounter was a fantastic game; the final boss wasn't nearly as epic, but the stages leading up to that battle remain some of my favorite in any shooter. There's a wonderful Christmas treat in store for anyone who hasn't played the game already.

AnelZukic
AnelZukic

pa moji dragi hrvati stvarno zele da zarade :) Croteam, I once met one of them, was a nice talk, it's the pride of gaming coming from a country of former Yugoslavia :)

mopeyking
mopeyking

Let there be offline co-op!!! Or i shall pass

hotzball
hotzball

omg!!!! if i could preorder it i would. ive had the pc version as long as i can remember this is a must buy for me!!!!

bigg_p
bigg_p

*Keeps fingers crossed for split-screen* Played it to death on PC when it first came out, gotta love finding all the secrets...

hierark123
hierark123

This is cool, but I haven't watched the review, so I don't know what the 2nd one has to offer...

Bozanimal
Bozanimal

Serious Sam is great because it doesn't pretend to be something it's not. It's an adrenaline-fest of ludicrous enemies designed for those with ADHD, and I love it for what it is.

BLAS1AN
BLAS1AN

give me offline co-op and Its a purchase for me

EKGProd
EKGProd

Yes!! This is great news. I have been holding off buying this for the PC because I would rather play it with friends who would only be able to play the console versions. I loved Serious Sam, I loved The Second Encounter, I loved Serious Sam 2, I loved the first HD remake, and I will love this one as well. Now, when are we getting a TRUE sequel??!!?!?!?

grognard
grognard

@beau_x - yeah, it's definitely best played in short sessions. Fun for a quick, mindless romp though.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

dear microsoft.... stop with all the downloadable goodies! i am stuck with a 20 gig hard drive! ITS FULL!!!!

beau_x
beau_x

Serious Sam is fun....gets a little old after a while though