In what comes as no surprise, Deep Silver has announced that Saints Row IV will be released this fall on current gen consoles (dont’ know what this means for PS4 and next Xbox) and PC. This latest installment of Saints Row finds the Third Street Saints at the height of their power as the leaders of the free world. That’s of course an absolutely insane premise but this is of course Saints Row. In Saints Row IV, the head honcho of the Saints has been elected to the Presidency of the United States. If that wasn’t ridiculous enough, things get even crazier when aliens invade earth transport 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.
As crazy as it sounds, I really want to play it. When Saints Row originally came out it was much more of a Grand Theft Auto clone but they smartly figured out that no one can do GTA but GTA. So with that revelation they evolved the franchise into something still tied to the core gang of the original but saw them go upscale and made the gameplay as outrageous as they could imagine. That seems to have hit a chord with gamers with the huge success of Saints Row The Third. We won’t have long to wait now as Saints Row IV will be released on current-gen consoles and PC on August 20, 2013, in North America and August 23, 2013, in the rest of the world (even though the trailer only shows the 23rd date).