Saints Row 4 Release Date Set for August 20th in North America, August 23rd in Europe, First Trailer

March 15, 2013Written by Jason Dunning

We knew that this was a likely possibility in February, and the new owners of the Saints Row franchise, Koch Media/Deep Silver, have announced an August 20th release date for Saints Row 4 in North America and August 23rd for the rest of the world on PlayStation 3.

Since I wouldn’t be able to do the game’s crazy description justice by breaking it up into smaller details, here’s the full explanation by Deep Silver Volition:

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.

You may remember a Saints Row 3 expansion pack by the name of Enter the Dominatrix, which was shelved so the team could work on Saints Row 4. Well, Deep Silver said that it was “canceled and elements of it were rolled into Saints Row 4,” with a director’s cut of Enter the Dominatrix coming as DLC when the game launches.

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