The Second Encounter HD remake looks expectedly violent

It was just three months ago that we got our first Serious Sam HD remake. Now, hot on the heels of the Xbox Live Arcade release of Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter comes Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter. While we still don’t have an official release date, there is speculation that fans could be blasting through The Second Encounter later this month.

Serious Sam is one of those polarizing franchises. Either you think gunning down a seemingly endless number of monsters is too mindless to be entertaining, or you love it. That’s the thing about Serious Sam: it found its niche and delivers to that corner of the market that finds the modern shooter to be lacking in actual shooting.

New for The Second Encounter are three weapons: a sniper rifle, a chainsaw and a flamethrower that should give players a fresh way to dispose of their opponents from both short and long-range. Of course, there are also five new enemies and three new bosses to balance things out.

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter won’t be different enough from its predecessor to charm anyone who doesn’t like the franchise, but it likely won’t disappoint any returning fans either. So expect more blasting and less surprises when this one lands.

In addition to XBLA, The Second Encounter will be available for PC as well as Steam download.