Gamescom 2011: Serious Sam 3 Video Interview Discusses Old-School Fun

August 19, 2011

By Jimmy Thang

Our own Leslie Pirritano had the opportunity to interview Serious Sam 3: BFE's Nigel Lowrie. In the video below, the pair discuss how the shooter aims to bring the FPS genre back to their old-school, non-stop action ways.

Attempting to achieve that goal is the absence of any modern-day cover system or hiding mechanic. The series has always been known for its high-octane, in-your-face action and that isn't ending with the third installment of the franchise. Interestingly enough, Serious Sam 3 is actually a prequel to the original 2001-released hit.

With the game using developer Croteam's revamped proprietary Serious Engine 3.5, the shooter will be able to throw more enemies at you than ever before (we're talking upwards of 40 at once). This will make the game extremely frenetic, especially when you consider the wide variety of enemy types there are in the game. Many monsters will charge straight into you (kamikaze style), others will fly at you, and some may come from out of the ground.

What sort of rig might you need for this game? Minimum and Recommended specifications are listed below:

Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU: Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.0 GHz
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800/7900/8600 series
  • OS: Windows XP 32-bit (with service pack 2 or 3)
  • Memory: 1GB / 4GB free hard drive space
  • Sound Card: DirectX9.0c Compatible Sound Card

Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU: Quad-core from Intel or AMD at 2.0 GHz
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 480/580 GTX
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Memory: 4GB / 4GB free hard drive space
  • Sound Card: DirectX9.0c Compatible Sound Card

You'll be able to see how well your rig runs the game when Serious Sam 3: BFE launches later this summer.

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