Saints Row 4 coming August 20

Deep Silver and Volition have formally announced Saints Row 4, which started its life as an ambitious Saints Row 3 expansion and has been blown out into a full sequel. It centers the head of the Saints, as President of the United States, fighting mind-controlling space aliens.

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Just in case you were curious about what Volition has been up to under new owners Deep Silver, today the publisher announced Saints Row 4. The game is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on August 20, and looks to ratchet up the series' unique brand of insanity.

In this installment, the leader of the Third Street Saints (that's you) has been elected as President of the United States. Alien invaders then transport you and your fellow Saints to a simulation of Steelport, giving you access to superpowers to free humanity from the mental prison of the alien Zinyak.

That sounds a lot like the premise of the "Enter the Dominatrix" expansion, which we had heard was turned into a proper sequel under THQ. It's good to know Deep Silver isn't touching Volition's crazy sensibilities. Check out the trailer below.

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    March 15, 2013 7:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Saints Row 4 coming August 20.

    Deep Silver and Volition have formally announced Saints Row 4, which started its life as an ambitious Saints Row 3 expansion and has been blown out into a full sequel. It centers the head of the Saints, as President of the United States, fighting mind-controlling space aliens.

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      March 15, 2013 7:28 AM

      Hmmm...don't think so. Saints Row 3 needed to reign it in a bit. It was goofy juvenile fun, but it went overboard and was stale joke heaven. This looks like more of the same. Can't see myself picking it up.

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        March 15, 2013 7:33 AM

        I can't agree. This is exactly where they need to go!

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        March 15, 2013 7:34 AM

        the extent to which it was over the top was part of the enjoyment for me

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          March 15, 2013 7:46 AM

          It was at first, it was a huge roll-eye fest after a while. All the jokes fell flat and they came wayyy too frequent. Enjoyed it and beat it, but becoming Reddit GTA may be a little annoying.

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        March 15, 2013 8:15 AM

        i think it just needs to pull back towards the street gang thing. not to the extent of the first game, but 3 really abandoned the core concept

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        March 15, 2013 8:15 AM

        just go get GTA V then. i will be skipping GTA V but playing this because the over the top stuff makes the genre fun again.

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        March 15, 2013 8:56 AM

        No way, they need to go further, I love how it was basically "gansta" superheros by the end.

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        March 15, 2013 9:53 AM

        i have to disagree. it was my kind of zany.

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      March 15, 2013 7:29 AM

      I hope they add in more-than-2-player co-op this time!

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      March 15, 2013 7:34 AM

      And now August is now my high point for this year. :D

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      March 15, 2013 7:52 AM

      Too much sci-fi shit for my taste. Also it literally looks like Saint's Row 3.5
      Meeeh, probably not picking this up (or very cheap).

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        March 15, 2013 8:14 AM

        i wouldnt care if it was saint's row 3.1 as long as it's a full game. saint's row 3 was awesome!

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        March 15, 2013 8:30 AM

        The fuck is wrong with you! SR3 was a great game.

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        March 15, 2013 12:41 PM

        Meh, I got SR3 so cheap I'll pay full price for more of it.

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        March 16, 2013 2:27 PM

        Although I liked SR2 better, I thought the near future stuff worked given the over the top tone of the series.

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          March 20, 2013 10:58 AM

          Guys, I never dropped a word about this sort of thing in SR3. I loved SR3. I just said that "4" looks like shit to me.

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      March 15, 2013 8:17 AM

      hope they either drop alot of the systems or add more depth to them. i enjoyed the game but it had alot of very shallow stuff, whereas i would prefer more focus.

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      March 15, 2013 8:20 AM

      SOLD!

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      March 15, 2013 8:29 AM

      FUCK YES!

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      March 15, 2013 9:18 AM

      Still looks like a DLC or expansion for Saints Row 3. Might be fun but they shouldn't pretend it's a sequel.

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      March 15, 2013 10:01 AM

      idk something feels missing. and I loved SR3 but super powers and aliens were already released DLC for it so I guess I'm wondering what is actually new.

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      March 15, 2013 10:46 AM

      YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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      March 15, 2013 10:53 AM

      This looks terrible.

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      March 15, 2013 12:35 PM

      Loose the QTEs, bring back the multiple melee animations from SR2, and make air combat more enjoyable and I'm in.

      looks like their pushing to release before the next gen.

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        March 15, 2013 12:46 PM

        I played SR3 for something like 50 hours and can't even remember QTEs. What QTEs are you talking about exactly?

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          March 15, 2013 1:00 PM

          did you play the missions? the finishers are all qtes granted rocket launchers and flame bullets take care of it but there's a few moments in the story.

          I got pretty board with the game after 4-5 hours beating it. course I didn't get the DLC the tron one looked fun.

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          March 15, 2013 1:20 PM

          they had qte for boss fights. clone gat, killbane (each fight), and decker.

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            March 15, 2013 5:08 PM

            they weren't so bad though

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              March 15, 2013 8:38 PM

              i've seen like 30, that's like 1 a year.

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          March 15, 2013 2:04 PM

          Isn't there one when you're on the huge sphere falling down the center of the building?

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        March 15, 2013 12:50 PM

        Yea, I can't really remember them either, and if they were there, they were pretty minimal. Also I loved the melee animations in this one.

        And they aren't really dropping it early considering a lot of the game was a full on DLC expansion that they turned into a full game so.

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          March 15, 2013 1:12 PM

          I liked unlocking and picking new animations it gave my character a personal touche.

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        March 15, 2013 5:17 PM

        i would rather they get rid of the QTEs rather than loosen them up.

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      March 15, 2013 1:50 PM

      Johnny Gat is back, mark my words.

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      March 15, 2013 5:01 PM

      This game gonna be hella ratchet

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      March 15, 2013 6:12 PM

      SR3 is my favourite co-op game. I'll definitely get this even if it's just more of the same.

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      March 16, 2013 4:17 PM

      cant fucking wait! it's gonna be awesome.

      perhaps a teensy bit too over the top... someone above mentioned they wished it would go back a little to the gang-related stuff like in previous games. SR3 couldve used a little more 3rd street saints gang-focused stuff i think.

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