Saints Row 4 Announced, Coming in August, has Trailer

Not that long ago, Volition’s future was in doubt due to THQ’s financial woes. However, Deep Silver laid out the long green during the THQ assets auction, paying $22.3 million to acquire the Saints Row developer. If you’re wondering why they did that, well, maybe a little thing called Saints Row 4 had something to do with it.

What’s the story like? Well, here’s a short synopsis from the folks at Volition/Deep Silver:

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.

Aliens? The head of the Saints as the President? Superpowers? Oh, I am SO IN.

That’s the debut trailer up above. Saint’s Row 4 is hitting US shelves on August 20. We’re slated to meet with Volition at PAX East next week, so I imagine we’ll have all sorts of info for you from the show. Stay tuned!

UPDATE: In case Saints Row wasn’t wacky enough for you, here’s a new promo image featuring the Saints crossing…the Delaware, I guess. You can click the image for a larger, wallpaper-worthy version.

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5 Comments on Saints Row 4 Announced, Coming in August, has Trailer

gasmaskangel

On March 15, 2013 at 7:38 am

Must… resist… urge to giggle and… clap like a… little kid at… Christmas… Shatner like… sentance structures… helping…

It seems like it wasn’t that long ago the Saints Row the Third came out (a game I’ve thus far logged 98 hours in, the only games I’ve spent more time on are Skyrim and the Binding of Isaac). It’s not that I don’t trust volition, mind you, it’s just that the brevity of the development cycle worries me.

Ron Whitaker

On March 15, 2013 at 9:54 am

Saints Row the Third dropped on Nov. 11, 2011. It’ll be close to two years old by launch. It could be a lot worse. *cough*Call of Duty*cough*

Wesker1984

On March 15, 2013 at 10:05 am

Part of this game was the actual DLC of Saint Row the Third. ”Enter the dominatrix” was the tilte of the DLC.

Alit

On March 16, 2013 at 5:51 pm

I’m mad for this game

Eric

On March 17, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Meh, this really looks a disturbingly large amount like the last Saints Row, even down to the NPCs and character clothing. Sure, it’s a wacky idea for a game. But I’m not necessarily in love with all this wackiness for wackiness’ sake. It was getting stale by the last game’s end; I’m doubtful it will feel and play fresh and new in this one. I’ll probably pass.