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Serious Sam VR coming to Oculus Rift and Vive this summer

Action-shooter gets a VR spin-off later this year.

Feeling the need to vent some anger? Serious Sam VR will be here to help later this year, in an action-packed game designed from the ground-up with virtual reality in mind. As seen in the screenshots and video below, Serious Sam VR promises to bring explosive and visceral shooting action to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets in 2016, with full motion controls and 3D imagery.

It’s interesting to note that the game appears to be a stationary arcade-based game – at no point during the trailer does Sam move or explore his environment. On one hand this will help keep a buttery smooth framerate during gameplay, but on the other hand we would have liked to see a new Serious Sam game, not a spin-off.

Here’s the full press-release about the game:

Serious Sam returns in his first ever VR adventure to dual wield an overwhelming amount of explosive ordinance and battle Mental’s relentless hordes in Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope. The Earth Defense Force is crumbling under the crushing offensive of Mental and his legions of savage warriors and beasts. Now the galaxy’s last hope must battle from planet to planet – piling up and upgrading his arsenal along the way – and lay waste to massive alien swarms under Mental’s control.

Explosive VR Action: Select your preferred weaponry from the deck of your starship and then drop down right into the classic arcade FPS action in immersive VR with full motion controls. Line up your shot and unleash assault rifles, rocket launchers, and even the trademark Serious Cannon!

Massive Enemy Hordes: Prepare for an onslaught of familiar monstrous faces and an array of brand new enemy combatants in the unbelievable enemy hordes that only Serious Sam delivers. Steel your nerves and steady your weapon for colossal boss fights at the end of each mission!

Upgradeable Arsenal and Skills: Power-up your dominating arsenal in-between missions and upgrade your abilities like dual wielding massive weapons or utilize a shield to have your back in battle!