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Saints Row IV unveiled

Saints Row IV unveiled

Deep Silver and Volition have formally announced Saints Row IV. The crazy sandbox game is back and hits store shelves on August 20. Get the first teaser trailer and screenshots inside.

Press release:



The United Saints of America Rising to Power August 2013- Saints Row IV™ Announced, Bitchez

- From the Crack House to the White House –


15 March 2013 - Hampshire, UK/... Today Deep Silver announced that Saints Row IV™, the ball-busting next chapter in the Saints Row franchise, is starting a party in your pants this Fall.

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.

Teaser

All comments

Commented on 2013-03-15 15:09:21
Loved Saints Row III. This looks as crazy and over the top as 3 was!

Will definitely keep an eye on this!
Commented on 2013-03-15 15:58:50 In reply to FireWire
Posted by FireWire
Loved Saints Row III. This looks as crazy and over the top as 3 was!

Will definitely keep an eye on this!
too bad it reeks of expansion pack on the same city/engine for 60 bucks.
Commented on 2013-03-15 16:05:36
Yep that's why I'll wait and pick this up in a steam sale for 5 bucks :-)
Commented on 2013-03-15 17:12:47 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
too bad it reeks of expansion pack on the same city/engine for 60 bucks.
Agreed
Commented on 2013-03-15 17:22:58 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
too bad it reeks of expansion pack on the same city/engine for 60 bucks.
Because that's exactly what it is. This is the content from the cancelled SR3 xpac + SR3 asset re-use + some new stuff. It's really Saints Row 3.5 "cashgrab before next-gen Edition".
Commented on 2013-03-15 17:26:16
look nice
Commented on 2013-03-15 17:58:43
As long as it has enough missions and interesting side things to do I don't care if its the same graphics/city/engine/... PC version is probably going to be pretty cheap at launch with GMG deals anyway :)
Commented on 2013-03-15 18:02:59 In reply to Isomac
Posted by Isomac
As long as it has enough missions and interesting side things to do I don't care if its the same graphics/city/engine/... PC version is probably going to be pretty cheap at launch with GMG deals anyway :)
This.
Commented on 2013-03-15 18:17:23 In reply to Isomac
Posted by Isomac
As long as it has enough missions and interesting side things to do I don't care if its the same graphics/city/engine/... PC version is probably going to be pretty cheap at launch with GMG deals anyway :)
should be, one thing about saints row games they always have tonnes stuff to do in there open world

Saints row 3 along with The Saboteur are my favorite open world games this gen along with Arma 2 & Arma 3 alpha
Commented on 2013-03-15 19:46:17
i bet it will feel like an add on. any game they announce this late (compared to the release date) i dont have much confidence in
Commented on 2013-03-15 19:48:06 In reply to Masakari
Posted by Masakari
Because that's exactly what it is. This is the content from the cancelled SR3 xpac + SR3 asset re-use + some new stuff. It's really Saints Row 3.5 "cashgrab before next-gen Edition".
then why name it Saints Row 4?? couldnt they come up with a title like "Saints Row: Retaliation" :|

new number to me represents a true sequel which this clearly isnt
Commented on 2013-03-15 19:56:27 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
new number to me represents a true sequel which this clearly isnt
People get way too caught up in this nonsense. Not putting a number on it seems disingenuous to me. Do people really think Assassin's Creed 3 was Assassin's Creed 3? Every sequel is a "cash grab" if that's how you want to look at it.

That is simply commentary on the name. Re-used assets, recycled DLC, etc. are different issues.
Commented on 2013-03-15 21:09:37
I enjoyed 2, but I thought 3 missed the mark, big time. This just looks like all the slices they couldnt sell you for 3. What the hell happened?
Commented on 2013-03-15 21:15:00 In reply to crookedmind
Posted by crookedmind
I enjoyed 2, but I thought 3 missed the mark, big time. This just looks like all the slices they couldnt sell you for 3. What the hell happened?
If I'm understanding it correctly, some of the content is from a canceled DLC for SR3. I'm still okay with them extrapolating that into a full title if it has the content and the chops. We'll see.

I'm happy enough that they're in good shape after THQ blew up.
Commented on 2013-03-16 02:01:25
Yeah, at least Volition didnt suffer the fate that Vigil did.
Commented on 2013-03-16 04:56:56
THQ just went under and there's already a Saints Row 4? Meanwhile not a word on Devil's Third, a game that actually looks new and interesting :(
Commented on 2013-03-16 13:50:08 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
THQ just went under and there's already a Saints Row 4? Meanwhile not a word on Devil's Third, a game that actually looks new and interesting :(
$$$
Commented on 2013-03-16 13:50:16
http://www.webpronews.com/saints-row-the-third-exp...

Still looks like the expansion pack to me
Commented on 2013-03-16 14:39:32
OH GOD YES I love me some ridiculous game trailers!
Commented on 2013-03-16 14:55:57
Quick cashgrab planted right before GTA V's launch.
Commented on 2013-03-16 16:05:21
Some people even said New Vegas should have been Fallout 3 expansion since it looked the same :P
Commented on 2013-03-18 17:15:12 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
i bet it will feel like an add on. any game they announce this late (compared to the release date) i dont have much confidence in
So... what you're saying is you have little-to-no confidence in Rockstar Games? Because they're notorious for not announcing games until they're practically done and if you get any early warning ("preview") of their game, it's because it actually ran late.
Commented on 2013-03-18 17:17:40
Everyone calling this a "cash grab", doesn't know shit about a struggling developer's attempt to take control of the content they actually spent their hard lives making. Publishers "cash grab", because they have resources to put another team (besides the core team) on some cheap off-shoot. Struggling developers don't "cash grab", they work and work hard to give the public games that they hope and pray resonate and sell enough for them to be able to do it again.
Commented on 2013-03-18 17:19:52 In reply to twitchfactor
Posted by twitchfactor
Everyone calling this a "cash grab", doesn't know shit about a struggling developer's attempt to take control of the content they actually spent their hard lives making. Publishers "cash grab", because they have resources to put another team (besides the core team) on some cheap off-shoot. Struggling developers don't "cash grab", they work and work hard to give the public games that they hope and pray resonate and sell enough for them to be able to do it again.
Uh, Volition is developing this game though, so I'm not sure what the hell you're talking about.

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