Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem screenshot of a combat moment

[Update #2]: Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem has now arrived, and so far it's looking like a shorter and slightly improved version of Serious Sam 4.

[Update]: Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem now has a lengthy, shotgun-powered gameplay preview!

Only a few days have gone by since the teaser, and already Devolver Digital have not only revealed the next big Serious Sam game, but also set its release date for this month! So if you're in the mood for gunning down hordes upon hordes upon hordes of enemies, mark January 25th on your calendar as that's when the Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem standalone expansion will be landing onto Steam.

Unlike Serious Sam 4 which was entirely developed by Croteam, Siberian Mayhem is primarily being worked on by a group of Serious Sam modders under the newly formed Timelock Studio. So while I can't tell you whether Siberian Mayhem will be any good or not, it will at the very least be a bit of a different experience than usual!

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem screenshot of a windmill

As for the actual gameplay, Siberian Mayhem will bring with it five massive new levels set within the frozen heart of Russia, an assortment of new enemies to endlessly explode, as well as a bunch of new weapons, gadgets and vehicles to do all of the aforementioned exploding with. Most interestingly of all, Siberian Mayhem will also focus on fleshing out the supporting characters through side-missions and environmental clues!

How exactly that will work out in actual gameplay, I'm afraid I have no idea, but I can at least show you what the weapons and enemies are like through the freshly posted trailer. Have a gander:

Once Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem goes live on January 25th I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can read a little bit more about it and its developers over at Steam.