March 15, 2013
Volition Announces Saints Row IV, coming this August.
Volition was saved by Koch Media after the THQ fall out, and now they announce the newest in the GTA parody series, Saints Row IV, which will will be published by Deep Silver. As over the top as the series is where can it go from here? Well, alien invasions and super powers, yes Saints Row is going DC/Marvel, but with all the twisted humor and outrageousness the series is known for. If Volition can add these new elements to the already tight, fun gameplay of the previous titles, then you have a day 1 sale from me. Saints Row The Third was a blast to play, if I could reach it, I base jumped off of it. The action set pieces were huge and unlike GTA IV, it was never a chore. Here is the official word on Saints Row IV:
“In the next open-world installment of Saints Row, Volition continues the story of the Third Street Saints by elevating their status to the highest level – the leaders of the free world. In Saints Row IV, the head honcho of the Saints has been elected to the Presidency of the United States. But the Saints are just getting started. Now the larger-than-life insanity of the Saints series gets a new twist with a catastrophic alien invasion, and the aliens have transported the Saints to a bizarro-Steelport simulation. Wield gargantuan superpowers and fight to free humanity from alien granddaddy Zinyak’s mental grasp. Escape the simulation that’s trapped the Saints crew, or die trying.
Saints Row IV lets players delve into an arsenal of alien weaponry and technology that will turn each Saint into an ultimate entity of destruction. Utilize out-of-this-world superpowers to fight all the way to the top. With intensified action and enhanced customization, players can use their newfound superpowers and leap over buildings, outrun the fastest sports cars, or send enemies flying with telekinesis in the greatest, most insane installment of Saints Row yet.
Save the world, Saints Style.”
Below is the first official trailer and screens from the upcoming game. Saints Row IV will be released on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on August 20th, 2013. Deep Silver have had a hit in the States with Dead Island and now have Saints Row and Metro: Last Light to have a great portfolio for 2013. I thank Koch Media for saving Volition and looking forward to playing this later this year.
Saints Row IV