Teaser trailer for open-world action game reveals midsummer release date for current-generation consoles and PC.
A teaser trailer for the already-confirmed Saints Row IV today reveals the open-world action game will launch in North America August 20 for current-generation consoles and PC. A launch for the rest of the world is slated for August 23.
In development at Volition Inc., Saints Row IV will be published by new franchise owner Deep Silver, which acquired the developer and the series for $22.3 million during the THQ bankruptcy auction in January.
Saints Row IV continues the story of the Third Street Saints, but with a twist. This time, the head of the Saints has been elected president of the United States and must fend off a "catastrophic alien invasion." The aliens have transported the Saints into a "bizarro-Steelport simulation," and players must make use of various superpowers to fight to free humanity from the invaders.
"Escape the simulation that's trapped the Saints crew, or die trying," reads a line from the game description.
When THQ canceled Saints Row: The Third's Enter the Dominatrix expansion last year, the company said this content would be folded into the new game.
A Deep Silver representative told Joystiq that Saints Row IV is not simply Enter the Dominatrix masquerading as an all-new game.
"That expansion was cancelled and elements of it were rolled into Saints Row 4," a spokesperson told the site. "There will be a director's cut of Enter the Dominatrix released as DLC when SR4 comes out."
Looks like they are adding a little bit of Crackdown to this one, which is ok by me.
I've enjoyed every Saints Row so far, the wackier the better, and adding superpowers just makes it even more over the top.
For me non of the Saints games has sucked!... sure some where better than others but still i had shit loads of fun playing them!!
guys listen yeah it may look shitty and just weird but this is just the first trailer this week there be having an live event in boston so give it a chance.ps. im really hoping that enter the domatrix is just a dlc and not the whole game!!!!!!
I don't understand why people are disappointed with this up coming game? We have a shed load of FPS (yawn!) titles, Racing titles and to a lesser extent, Story driven titles. This type of game is exactly what this industry needs? CHOICE!
Who has played the first, second or third Saint's game for the Realism?
Who has played this series, expecting a deep "Near the knuckle," story?
Finally... Whom here bought it, simply wanting a game to play, that is completely bonkers with way over the top action and has non stop FUN in it from beginning to end?
If anyone thinks that this sounds as if a 10yr old child has developed it, then I would love to meet him/her? As it would seem they know what it takes to make games fun again...
NO ONE should look at this and say "This is too immature," or "Too unrealistic," because you are really missing the whole point of the Saint's Row Games!That is what we need them to be because...
...In a world full of endless Call Of Duty releases, Bonkers Titles Are Actually the Most Sensible!
Sheesh. The plot of this game seems awful. I'm starting to think the head of development is a 10 year old child who keeps saying "Wouldn't it be cool if [insert stupid idea here]".
Wow, I understand wanting to take the series in a new direction, but this sounds terrible to me. No thanks Deep Silver.
This looks just like the Third (graphics), they should have just made it dlc for SR3, which is what it was supposed to be. But I still think it looks alright. I also hope this game has a ton of missions like in GTA because the Enter the Domniamatrix dlc was put into SR IV.
The first two SR games i liked, but 3 i never played, and 4 i'm also not going to buy.
These two SR 3 & 4 games are to exaggerated.
@scared7 eh, it's always been a ridiculous series.
At least it has developed its own identity, instead of seeming like a 13 year old suburban white kid's GTA fan fiction made into a game (albeit with way, way better shooting mechanics).
Ohhhhh stop complaining everyone. They add ridiculousness so its not a GTA clone. Sure some of the humor is something you have to live through, but most of it is optional, you didnt HAVE to run around nude with a giant phallus-bat in 3, that was optional. And in a way, they already had it in there (the bike that could wheelie up buildings and such). If co-op is still in 4, it will be a blast to play. even if its not, I've gotten some of the best laughs and "awww that was awesome" moments from the saints games.
Um, what was that storyline? That was just enough WTF for me to want a demo first. It sounds like a complete finish-the-game-so-we-can-recoup-our-losses-and-bury-this-IP maneuver.
Why not just include the 'director's cut of Enter the Dominatrix' with SR4 instead of releasing as DLC the same time the game launches? Looks like another renter or bargain bin pick up for me.
To everyone who thinks that releasing it 5 months after it was announced to be "rushing" it, it's more than likely that the game has been in development since SR3 was released. That's 2 years ago, and they could have started even a little before that.They just timed the announcement so that they could release it before GTAV (which makes since).
Honestly, i thought SR3 was a huge improvement over SR2. (I never played the first.) I liked the new visual style and the amount of wackiness it provided. So im excited for 4. PLUS, those melee moves were pretty bad anus.
The thing that made SR3 better than previous games was the change to how respect worked. I always HATED the fact that you had to grind respect in order to progress through the main story.
releasing the game 5 months after reveleaing it....hmmmm it took gta 5 almost 2 years to give a release date.....this game is surely for the pissed of r* games fans including da pc guys......nice way to take revenge...!!!
@00J If people keep buying sequels, developers will keep making them. Why do people not realise this?
Hmmm...I donno about this. Love SR2 and SR3 (never played the first) but this one might be straying from what the core of the series is. It's not the over the top story or anything that bothers me just that I liked being a crook in the game. I feel like they are moving away from that with this, turning it into an over the top movie theme and less of a gang themed game.
I hope what they are saying is right about this not being the entire game but just a part of it is true. It does not look any different than 3. The city seems the same and so do most of the vehicle models. I guess only time will tell if they changed much with this.
@Mjolnirukl on the same page as you man. I love the series, and will prolly end up getting this one, but from what I see here it could easily be passed off as 'Just' DLC.
When hearing SR4 I was hoping for a new story in a new city or something. Maybe returning to the roots of SR1 where you work your way through all the shit to earn respect. This feels and looks more like a forced continuation on The Third.
Sorry Volition Inc, until more details come out, I think this will be a swing n a miss.
Woohoo! Always a good time with Saints Row. It's gonna give me something to do whilest waiting for GTA.
A an actual "gangsta" president? Now they can finally admit that gangs and governments are the same!
Watched this trailer on YouTube.
Thought it was fake. Saw this article.
Me: "Holy sh*t! that was a legit trailer!? DE FUQ".
in SR2 the game was same as SR1 but with different story, i think the same is happening to SR3 & SR4
@obsequies That's funny considering it's full of murder, lude conduct, swearing and violence. It's not meant to be serious, but it's for mature audiences, think of it as a playable fear and loathing in las vegas.
What i find funny is that it's just a game, but it's supposed to be serious? lol
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