Serious Sam 3 In Not So Serious Delay

By Alec Meer on September 30th, 2011 at 2:40 pm.

It's that spider-thing's fault. Get it!

Betrayal! Oh, the wound! Why, why, why? The eve of shamelessly excessive manshooting with a retro flavour but a hypermodern look was almost upon us, and then they only go and move the release date of Serious Sam 3: BFE back by a month. You’re not going to be playing this on October 18 after all. I BET THEY DON’T EVEN LOVE US AT ALL. I bet they don’t even like us. Wonder what crappy reason they’re going to fob us off with? So they can add more DRM? Because some suit at Microsoft told them to? Because they’re in a dark alliance with an evil retail chain? Or just because they’re cold, mean-hearted bastards?

“The team wants to take a little extra time to make it perfect for Serious Sam fans worldwide,” said Davor Hunski, Chief Creative Guy at Croteam. “The game is playing wonderfully and looks great so we are going through to balance the difficulty and fine tune the code to eliminate any technical issues at launch. And we’ll probably add some more enemies to the hordes to blow your mind.”

Oh, okay then. That sounds pretty reasonable, actually. November 22 and a better-quality game it is, then. Fair enough. Also, if you preorder you get a Fork Parker avatar for multiplayer, which proves that meta-gag has far more legs than anyone might have guessed:

Reminds me of the id staffer models in Quake III. Oh, those times.

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32 Comments »

  1. ZIGS says:

    Delayed to a post-Battlefield 3/Modern Warfare 3 date. Not a smart move in my book. But hey, polish!

  2. Shooop says:

    Well SHIT.

    September has been dragging its feet, and now there’s nothing worth looking at in October unless Rage makes good on its promise.

    This is seriously depressing.

  3. Christian says:

    I think this is great news. No, seriously, think about it..with BF3 coming out in October and Skyrim beginning of November (although it’ll be delayed as well, any bet), this fits perfectly in the middle.
    So it’s actually a great move :)

  4. GallonOfAlan says:

    Angry Internet Men – assemble!

    • Shooop says:

      Already here! You’re late!

    • ReV_VAdAUL says:

      For some reason I imagined angry internet men assembling like those big transformers made of five smaller ones.

      I have transformers on the brain I guess.

    • Angryinternetman says:

      I dont mind.

    • Shooop says:

      ReV_VAdAUL, the image you put in my head is now bound to make me burst out laughing at a horribly inappropriate moment. Good job.

    • ReV_VAdAUL says:

      I aim to please.

  5. ArtyFishal says:

    Awesome, now it’s going to be released on my birthday! I know what I’m getting myself.

  6. radioactivez0r says:

    I was looking forward to Oct 18th – Batman and SS 3. Now neither is available on PC that day. What am I supposed to do? Spend another week salivating over BF3? :\

  7. Flint says:

    Aww, no press release from Fork Parker.

  8. Matt says:

    Aw this could have been fun – 16 player co-op in time for Multiplay’s i44 LAN in November… it’ll just miss the date now…

  9. Lord Custard Smingleigh says:

    To fisticuffs, Sam.

  10. VelvetFistIronGlove says:

    Fork Parker is almost as good a name as Randy Pitchfork.

  11. dandy-pandy says:

    We should employ the endless hordes of AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA’s

    to bomb their heads off for pulling our leg, the original launch date was “this summer” then it became this autumn, now …NOW ? will it be this winter?

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! CROTEAM!!

    we need mindless mobs around, and we need them fast!!!

  12. Warlokk says:

    Well, this probably would have been a day-1 buy for me in October, since I don’t have anything else to play at the moment other than World of Tanks… but now it’ll be released post-Skyrim, so I will be busy for quite a while and probably won’t pick it up till next year. Bad move, IMHO, although I understand the motives, seems being the only cool game released in October would have been strongly to their benefit. Ah well.

  13. Breedlove says:

    There was an official press release: http://yfrog.com/z/meqp1kj

    “Looks like the wife is going to have to wait on pumping up the milk pillows until I’m rolling in
    that filthy Serious Sam3: BFE cash money,” said Fork Parker, Devolver Digital CFO. “Nobody
    likes a half-assed titjob. Nobody.”

  14. JackDandy says:

    Aw humbug.

    Well, I can wait!

  15. Ridnarhtim says:

    Well feck. That’s falling right into Zelda time. And I was really impatiently looking forward to this, too =/

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    • SavageD says:

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  17. Dave L. says:

    On the subject of delays (and at the risk of starting the UK Steam argument again): The PC version of Saints Row the Third is not delayed