The team behind the Serious Sam games isn't content to leave high-profile, low-brow spoofs Bulletstorm and Duke Nukem Forever without further competiton, as Serious Sam 3: BFE is confirmed for a summer 2011 release on PC and consoles.

Known for its satirical crude humor and relentlessly swarming enemies, the series follows gun-toting Sam through various historical locations as he repels hordes of extra-terrestrial invaders.

Following on from The First Encounter, The Second Encounter and recent high definition remakes for Xbox 360 and PC, Serious Sam 3: BFE promises a return of hallmark arcade action.

That means the same arcade action, hordes of enemies old and new, and multiplayer mayhem for "up to 16 players" - for reference, the Serious Sam HD remakes introduced a 16-player mode on PC and up to 4 players on the 360.