Devolver Digital has revealed the return of Serious Sam with a trailer for the newest game, Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass, teasing more information to come at E3.
Few details about the game have been made available thus far, though speculation based on the teaser trailer and subtitle is that the title may have some open-world elements. The project is in the works at Croatian developer Croteam, which has handled each mainline entry in the series.
Serious Sam is one of the early 2000s PC shooter heroes who fights aliens to save the world. This announcement marks the first time the series has returned for a mainline game since late 2011 and Serious Sam 3 BFE. Several smaller games based on the universe have been released since then, and VR ports of the mainline games The First Encounter, The Second Encounter, Serious Sam 2, and Serious Sam 3 BFE have also been made available.
The franchise is known for its exploration, easter eggs, big guns, and, most notably, massive battles with a large number of enemies.
For people who are curious about the series, Steam has a complete bundle that holds all the mainline games, along with the HD remasters and many of the smaller games from the franchise for a reduced price.