Serious Sam HD and Alien Breed Trilogy Coming to Retail
Written Friday, February 25, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
If you prefer your games packaged in beautiful plastic boxes, then you're in for a treat, as both Serious Sam HD games - The First & Second Encounter - and the Alien Breed Trilogy are coming as boxed retail releases this March, courtesy of independent games publisher, Mastertronic Group.
Previously, these games have been pretty popular hits on the Xbox Live Arcade, so releasing them as retail products in stores seems like a canny move. Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter and Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter will be bundled together on March 4th, 2011 with Alien Breed to follow.
You'll be able to grab all three Alien Breed games - Alien Breed: Evolution, Alien Breed 2: Assault and Alien Breed 3: Descent - on a disc in one lovely box from March 18th, 2011. Mastertronic’s Product Director Neil McKenna said: "With the Alien Breed games developed as AAA titles, and originally only being available to download, we’re very pleased to offer gamers a chance to play the complete boxed trilogy collection for the first time."
And the same goes for Serious Sam HD: "Serious Sam has been released on over five different formats over a 10-year period, most recently receiving a successful release via Xbox Live. We’re bringing Serious Sam back to the retail market and with recent statistics showing two out of three gamers prefer to buy discs rather than download, and with over 14 million Xboxes in Europe and the UK, there’s a huge potential market out there for this title," said McKenna.
So, that's March 4th for both Serious Sam HD titles in stores and March 18th for the Alien Breed Trilogy.