The next iteration in the Saints Row series was announced by Deep Silver today as Saints Row IV, which will continue the story of the Saints from the third game. Staying true to form, Saints Row IV will be more over the top than ever, as the Saints have risen to power in the US, or should I say, the Presidency. Aside from that, there’s also an alien invasion coming, the Saints will have super powers and plenty more. The official press release information for the game is just 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.
Saints Row IV will be released on current-gen consoles and the PC on August 20th of this year. Some fans are wondering why the game isn’t being released on next-gen consoles, but there’s a bit of an explanation for that. Before THQ went under, Volition was currently working on DLC for Saints Row The Third which ended up being turned into a full fledged project during the course of development.
Check out the first screenshots and trailer just below.
We’ll be covering Saints Row IV intensely, so keep an eye out for all the latest news on Saints Row IV as we get it.