I can honestly say that I had not expected to wake up this morning to the sight of a superpowered gangster atomic c**k-punching people. I probably should have expected it, but sadly it had not crossed my mind.
That’s right people, Saints Row IV has been announced, and it is just as balls-to-the-walls insane as its predecessor. The fourth installment in the “highly realistic” gangster simulator started out as the “Enter the Dominatrix” expansion for Saints Row: The Third, before being shifted into a full-sized sequel game.
The plot of this game sees our protagonist elevated to the Presidency of the United States, just before an alien invasion strikes. Our hero is thrown into a simulated version of Steelport — the city featured in Saints Row: The Third — and given superpowers to…you know, what else does it really matter. This is a Saints Row game where you’re given superpowers; what more information do you really need?
Saints Row IV is scheduled for release on August 20th, 2013 in North America and August 23rd everywhere else.
The official press release from Deep Silver can be found below:
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.
Save the world, Saints Style.