Croteam today announced that the PC version of Serious Sam 3: BFE, which serves as a prequel to Serious Sam: The First Encounter, will be launched on October 18th, 2011 - the game is now available for pre-orders on Steam, Get Games and other digital download services with serious discounts and one very special surprise (press 'read more' for details). Serious Sam 3: BFE takes place during the Earth’s final struggle against Mental's invading legions of beasts and mercenaries. The game is set against the collapsing temples of an ancient civilization and the crumbling cities of 22nd century Egypt. A new battalion of unforgettable minions including the rumbling Scrapjack and towering Khnum join the legendary Headless Kamikaze, Gnaar and Sirian Werebull. Your days of mowing down zombie Nazi space pirates are over. You can play through the full campaign mode with up to 16 players or drop the gauntlet and let the heavy ordinance fly in versus modes like Deathmatch and Beast Hunt.