When THQ went under, one of the IPs I was most interested in to see what would happen to it was Saints Row. Deep Silver picked up Volition and today that partnership has announced Saints Row IV will be coming out this Fall.
Saints Row The Third was a ton of fun and I still play it today at times. I've went through and conquered the entire map. For Saints Row IV, I'd love to be able to play with more than one other person and I can't wait to see how they top what they did for the third game.
It sounds like they are taking the alien stuff from one of their expansion packs and the end of the the third game and kicking it up a notch with real aliens rather than filming a movie this time. You're now President, which I have to know how THAT came about and superpowers for your Saints reminds me of Crackdown.
Saints Row IV will be on PC and current gen consoles on August 20th, so no PS4 or the next Xbox yet. I can't wait.
The United Saints of America Rising to Power August 2013-
Saints Row IV™ Announced, Bitchez
- From the Crack House to the White House –
March 15, 2013 -- Larkspur, Calif., Today Deep Silver announced that Saints Row IV™, the ball-busting next chapter in the Saints Row franchise, is starting a party in your pants this Fall.
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.
Save the world, Saints Style.
Developed by Volition, Saints Row IV will launch on current-gen consoles and PC on August 20, 2013, in North America and August 23, 2013, in the rest of the world.