The first indication of Serious Sam 4 came in 2014 when Croteam stated it was set to be released that year. Obviously, that did not happen but four years later we got a new confirmation when Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass was revealed in 2018. Since that announcement Croteam did not release any more information, but now a release has been confirmed for August, and the game will be available on PC via Steam and through Google Stadia.
Croteam announced the game’s key features including the Legion system that can generate thousands of enemies on the field. That’s a lot of shooting to do. The key features are listed below.
- HORDES OF INVADERS – The iconic cast of alien invaders returns with some new reinforcements! Fight your way through unbelievable numbers of Mental’s minions, including the iconic Headless Kamikaze, Beheaded Rocketeer, Kleer, Scrapjack, Werebull, and Khnum! Square off against brand new enemies and towering monsters like the frantic Processed, repulsive Belcher, the hard-hitting Zealot, and more.
- EXPLOSIVE ARSENAL – Armed with a slew of devastating weapons, pick your tool for any situation. Lay waste to Mental’s Horde using the powerful double-barreled shotgun, the punishing minigun, the powerful chainsaw launcher, a brand new auto shotgun, and the iconic cannon. Upgrade your toys, and enjoy the violent beauty of the lock-on rocket launcher, and the mighty laser beam of death.
- COOPERATIVE MAYHEM – Smash through the action-packed campaign with friends in 4-player online co-op mode! Tackle exciting primary missions and thrilling side quests in modified difficulties for an extra challenge.
- LEGION SYSTEM – Serious Sam 4 unleashes some of the biggest moments in the series’ history with the new Legion System and battlefields teeming with thousands of enemies!
It is unclear at the time whether Serious Sam 4 will be ported over to consoles, be they current gen or next gen.
Source: Press Release