This Is The Summer Of Serious Sam 3S

2011 looks to be the year of explosive, testosterone-fueled, old-school shooters, now that Serious Sam developer Croteam has pegged its next game, Serious Sam 3, for a summer release.

Roman Ribaric, CEO of the Croatian developer, made a brief announcement of an announcement on the official Croteam site today, writing "Just a quick note to let all Serious Sam fans know that Serious Sam 3: BFE is coming this summer 2011." We're not quite sure what the "BFE" stands for yet, but Croteam is teasing screen shots, box art and further details soon.

The developer has released the first two games in the series as Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter and Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter via Xbox Live Arcade and Steam. (The Xbox 360 versions are on sale for 400 Microsoft Points each until Sunday, FYI.)

Now that the long-promised Duke Nukem and Serious Sam updates appear to actually be close to reality, what other dormant first-person shooter series are in need of a revival?

Summer Sam is closing in! [Croteam]