On Wednesday, developer Volition revealed a brand new course for Saints Row, it’s mayhem-fueled open-world gangster recreation sequence. The new Saints Row is a reboot, Volition revealed, with all-new characters in an all-new location that can convey the sequence again from supernatural ludicrousness to street-level ludicrousness.
What it didn’t present a lot of on Wednesday was gameplay. On Friday, Volition and writer Deep Silver confirmed what Saints Row will look like past the pre-rendered trailers. A brand new seven-minute video preview of the sport exhibits off its new, youthful, up-and-coming prison solid — together with participant character The Boss — and the opposing gangs gamers will shoot up on the streets of Santo Ileso, a Las Vegas-like city within the American Southwest.
In between peeks at the brand new unhealthy guys (mercenary firm Marshall Defense Industries, self-styled anarchists The Idols, and Los Panteros, robust guys that convey sledgehammers to a gun battle), you’ll hear from Volition builders about what’s altering and why they opted to reboot Saints Row after 2015’s Gat Out of Hell, during which you actually battle Satan.
How strongly Saints Row followers will cotton to the reboot’s changes stays to be seen. Opinion is split, based mostly on response to the debut cinematic trailer, however Volition says it’s sticking to its weapons. On Twitter, the studio responded to a fan who complained in regards to the new course, saying, “We are not backing down on this game. We get it, it’s new and it’s a shock reaction to a reboot like no other.”
The new Saints Row is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC (by way of the Epic Games Store), Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on Feb. 25, 2022.