Deep Silver and Volition Getting Busy with 'Saints Row IV'

Posted Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 06:30 AM PDT by
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August release date announced along with a trailer and zany story details.

After snatching up the 'Saints Row' IP and developer Volition earlier this year from the still warm corpse of THQ, Deep Silver promised that a new 'Saints Row' would be in the hands of players in 2013. Along the lines of that promise comes 'Saints Row IV,' undoubtedly one of the zaniest turns for both the series and for openworld/sandbox games in general.

Here is the story breakdown: "In the next open-world installment of Saints Row, Deep Silver 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."

'Saints Row IV' began development as an expansion to 'Saints Row III' before THQ decided to make it the next full installement.

'Saints Row IV' is being developed for the 360, PS3, and PC and is set for August 20th in North America and August 23rd in Europe.

Source: Eurogamer and VG247

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Tags: THQ, Deep Silver, Volition, Saints Row (all tags)