Saints Row 4 Release Date and Debut Trailer Announced
Ryan Martin / 4 years ago
Saints Row 3 was a big hit with a lot of Gamers for its fast, furious and fun gameplay that is always action packed and offers great multiplayer capabilities. Although, it was criticised by many for being unrealistic and totally changing the trajectory of the Saints Row series if you compared it to the earlier Saints Row (1) and Saints Row 2.
The Saints Row series publisher, Deep Silver (who acquired the publishing rights to the series from THQ after THQ went bankrupt), has announced a few key dates for everyone to take note of. First of all, Saints Row 4 will get its release in the USA on August the 20th 2013 on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms. The rest of the world will get it three days later, also on all three major platforms, on August the 23rd. It is worth mentioning that one of the main reasons cited by “pirates” for illegally downloading games is when they are released at different dates for different regions. Even in my mind it is a bit of a regressive policy to give it to some people before others, except when we are talking beta and alpha testings, so I think Deep Silver should of opted for a universal release date.
The Saints Row series producer, Volition, continued to produce the game without any issues after being acquired by Deep Silver. Volition have announced a Saints Row 4 trailer/teaser video for everyone to see what the new game will look like. You can see that below:
What is interesting to note is that they say it is “the climactic chapter of the saga that changed all the rules”. There are many ways to interpret this but to me what seems plausible is that Saints Row 4 is the “end” of the Saints Row series, or at least the end of the game/storyline as we have come to know it. It is possible Saints Row 5 will be dramatically different and have a very different storyline, if it even happens at all.
Volition described Saints Row 4 in the following way:
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.