Hey, Linux users? Can we get serious for a moment? Serious Sam, I mean. Because the dude's latest adventure, Serious Sam 3: BFE, is finally making the leap to Linux sometime in 2012.

Perhaps “latest adventure” isn't the appropriate term, seeing as how Serious Same 3: BFE is actually a prequel that sees our not-so-serious protagonist taking up arms during the initial invasion of Mental's hordes of beasts and mercenaries. The team at Devolver Digital promises a throwback to first-person shooters of old when “men were men, cover was for amateurs and pulling the trigger made things go boom.” This was also a time when chainsaws were a choice weapon for melee combat, reloading was unheard of and monsters were so freaking bad that the dictionary was too afraid to show a picture of the creatures lest someone might show up at the lexicon's door.

Unfortunately, nothing more specific than a “2012” release date can be given, as Devolver Digital chief financial officer Fork Parker quite colorfully explained that the team was working hard to make sure all of the bits and pieces fit snugly into place.

“We're in the process of integrating Steamworks and achievements and the whole shebang, but we can't get the little %&^$er of a penguin to stand still,” Parker said. “The last time I had anything 'open sourced' I was in Thailand, if you catch my drift.”

If nothing else, now you at least know the caliber of comedy you can expect out of Serious Same 3: BFE when it launches this year, eventually, for Linux. For more info, be sure to drop by the Devolver Digital official website.

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