Saints Row IV Announced [UPDATE]

By Lexley Ford, 5 years ago
Update: Since the publication of the original article, several details and a handful of screens have been released.

Saints Row IV continues the tale of the Third Street Saints and sees them in a position they've not been in before - the leaders of the free world. Yes, that's right, the head of the Saints is now the President of the United States.

Of course, nothing about that is simple, as the Earth soon falls victim to an alien invasion, and the Saints find themselves in a bizarro-Steelport simulation. Now, it's up to the Saints to "free humanity from alien granddaddy Zinyak’s mental grasp", as well as to escape the simulation.

Now that you made it through the story, here are those screens we promised:

Saints Screen 1

Saints Screen 2

Saints Screen 3

Original Story:

Way back in June of last year, we brought you news that what once was set to be an expansion for Saints Row: The Third, “Enter The Dominatrix” would actually become part of a fully fledged sequel that would be coming to consoles sometime in 2013.

Months later, troubled publisher THQ filed for bankruptcy and made many of their assets available in a public auction, one of which was the Saints Row franchise.Developer Volition was purchased by Deep Silver’s parent company Koch Media for over $22m and the future of the series was saved.

Today, Deep Silver and Volition have finally lifted the lid on the next and, quite possibly final, chapter in the Saints Row saga, Saints Row IV. Here is the announcement trailer, full of the sorts of shenanigans we’ve come to expect from the Third Street Saints, as well as a whole host of things that are even more far-fetched than ever before.

Saints Row IV

The following trailer may not be safe for work:

Saints Row IV is due to be released on August 20th in North America and on August 23rd for the rest of the world.

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Lexley Ford
Written by Lexley Ford
Lex has been gaming for nearly three decades and has been a Newshound for TrueAchievements since 2011. When he’s not writing news he can normally be found immersing himself in a good story, both written and in-game, or just blowing stuff up (only in games).