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.

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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.
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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