The Saints Row spin-off, Agents of Mayhem, from Volition and Deep Silver, will be releasing on this August 15 in the US and August 18 in Europe.
Along with the release date comes a new trailer where the Agents offer up some hints on themselves and what abilities they wield.
In Agents of Mayhem, the only hope for governments and global corporations swept aside by the evil LEGION are a group of corporately funded super agents called the AGENTS of MAYHEM. Set loose in the city of Seoul, with your choice of three agents each offering a different set of skills, weapons, as well as their own unique looks and personalities, you must bring LEGION to their knees.
It’s been a while since the Saints graced our consoles with a fresh new game but they are about to make a return… well, kind of. Volition, the brains behind the Saints Row games are bringing out a ‘new IP’ called Agents of Mayhem – but by the looks of the trailer, it has some serious similarities with the Saints – queue the dubstep beats and purple neon.
Sharing the same Saints Row universe and set in an open world, the agents of M.A.Y.H.E.M (the Multinational Agency for Hunting Evil Masterminds) are fighting the forces of L.E.G.I.O.N (the League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations).
I really dig the comic book style – the whole team vibe has quiet the Battleborn feel about – only time will tell if it’s as much fun as Saints Row.
What’s there to say about Saints Row IV that we don’t already know? The game has been out since 2013! Well, on the Xbox 360 at least. And now it’s coming to the Xbox One in the form of the Re-Elected Edition – Which is to be like a GOTY kinda thing that will include all the DLC previously released on the 360, as well as the upcoming standalone title, Gat Out of Hell.
I could ramble on about what to expect from Gat Out of hell, but the guys from Deep Silver and Volition do such a great job of it in the launch trailer for both games [below]. So, I’m going to let them do it!
Expect to see Gat out of Hell, and the Re-Elected Edition of Saints Row IV to be launching on the 23 January.
Some say Gat out of Hell will be the best game in January.
Some say the Armchairmageddon is the only way to drive.
Well the man who would know takes the chair for a pleasant drive through rush hour London – come January its virtual counterpart won’t be as ‘pleasant’ for the inhabitants of New Hades, with two mini-guns protruding from the chair’s arms, you’d think that onlookers wouldn’t just stop and stare!
Already hailed as a critical success, Deep Silver & Volition’s Saints Row IV has had a breakthrough commercial achievement as more than one million units sold through in its first week of retail availability. In the first days of availability, the PC version of Saints Row IV more than tripled its first week’s sale numbers over the prior release from THQ, Saints Row: The Third.
Saints Row IV is also leading the charts in almost all major European countries in the first week of its sale. The game has already garnered the top spot in the UK, Germany and Benelux (on all platforms).
Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of parent company Koch Media said: “We are incredibly happy of the reception for Saints Row IV as a critical and now a commercial success, the development team at Volition is second-to-none as a driving creative force in the entertainment industry and we are very proud to have them as part of the Deep Silver family.”
Menno van der Bil, International Commercial Director, Deep Silver respoonded: “A global commercial success such as this within the first week since launch of Saints Row IV proves the strength of this brand. The over the top nature of Saints Row IV underlines the Deep Silver brand strategy perfectly and we are also ecstatic about the critical praise the game has received.”
Saints Row IV’s online community at SaintsRow.com saw its registrations increase by a million in the first week alone, amounting to more than 1.3 million user accounts for the game in total, with custom content flooding in at 806,908 pieces of brand new user-generated content since the release of both the wildly popular character customization app Inauguration Station andSaints Row IV itself.
Saints Row 4′s San Diego Comic-Con panel revealed the first DLC details for Volition and Deep Silvers upcoming game. A previous DLC expansion pack that was originally planned for Saints Row 3 titled “Enter the Dominatrix” will now be released up to 45 days from the date of the Saints Row 4 launch at retail this August.
Volition studio head Steve Jaros confirmed that the new DLC will take the focus of a mockumentary starring the games cast. It will feature behind-the-scenes footage from the characters as they discuss why the expansion concept was cut from Saints Row 3 and merged into the world of Saints Row 4.
It was explained that the reason for the change of plan around the DLC was that the concept of players fighting aliens in a virtual world was expanded for Saints Row 4 and therefor the DLC fits in the latest game due to hit retail from August 20th in North America, and August 23rd across Europe.
Deep Silver who had acquired the Saints Row IP from THQ announces today an awesome Commander in Chief Edition for their upcoming instalment to the series Saints Row IV. It will be available as a Pre-order and as a First Edition in Europe.
The free world are under attack from an alien invasion in the ‘land of the free’, and it’s up to you and your gang to save the world, Saints-style. To help you combat the alien terrorists you will encounter, the Commander in Chief Edition comes fully loaded with a Screaming Eagle that fires rockets out of its talons and can invoke the “Sonic Scream” attack, leaving your enemies dazed, confused and likely scarred for life. Additionally, if you’re going to save the world you should look good while doing it, which is why the Commander in Chief gives you a limited edition American iconic ‘Uncle Sam’ uniform decked out in the American flag colours, red, white and blue! And since you need the best fighting tools available [read: most ridiculously overpowered weapons ever conceived], Volition and Deep Silver are giving you a stimulus package, “’Merica Gun”, full of incredibly astonishing fire-power: mini-guns, flame-throwers, machine guns and rocket launchers are yours for the taking.
The Commander in Chief Edition will be available in addition to the standard version and the Collector’s Edition. Pre-order now to secure the version that suits your presidential leanings best.
Developed by Volition, Saints Row IV will launch on current generation consoles and PC on August 20, 2013, in North America and August 23, 2013, in the rest of the world.
Today – Deep Silver and Volition has released a simultaneously awesome & terrifying new trailer showcasing all-new in-game footage for their upcoming title, Saints Row IV. As the President of the United States of ‘Merica, you are a presidential ass-kicker delivering justice Saints-style to the invading alien empire, the Zin. Your out of this world powers are second-to-none, as is your ability to deliver a perfect nut-shot. BOOM.
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.