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access_time June 11, 2013 at 9:27 PM in Previews by Andrew Kent

E3 2013: Preview | Saints Row IV at E3: An end to an era


It’s not every day you get to be the president of the United States, and it’s not every day that aliens try to take over the world. In Saints Row IV, you’ve got both and a lot more going on, along with the same shenanigans that you’re used to from the previous games. Deep Silver has let Volition stay true to what the Saints Row franchise has always been and fans will not be disappointed.

 As the President you’ve got duties and “duties” to take care of, but after you’re imprisoned in a virtual world by aliens you’ve got to find a way out and rescue your homies. In this virtual world though you aren’t powerless. Weapons are fully customizable, you can get things from a water gun sniper rifle to see wire frame pistols. Unlike other games though, you’re a bad ass jedi…although not really. As you defeat more and more of the alien forces and roam around Steelport in the game you get “data fragments” that allow you to obtain super powers. Just to name a few there are ice shots, telekinesis, and a stomp technique that blows away all of your enemies in a radius. These powers can also be leveled up to give them more attack power and better range among other things.

 To top things off players will see things familiar from previous Saints Row games. Some of these people include Josh Burke, Oleg, Keith David, and Ben King. Certainly in the coming months before the release on August 20th Deep Silver will push out more info about who’s coming back and more.

 We asked Deep Silver about next gen and they said that Saints Row IV is only for current gen and the PC. They want to kick off the end of this generation with a bang and end this era of Saints Row. That being said, Deep Silver did allude to a possible new Saints Row game for next gen that would basically start fresh.

 Talking about modding the game, the guys and gals at Volition love what the community does with the game. So much so that in fact they have included some things in Saints Row IV that has been done by the modding community. At the time they couldn’t remember specifics, but fans will most likely recognize the content when they see it.


  • Ramon Aranda June 12, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    This game looks so over the top that it’s funny.

  • Ryan Bates June 13, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    I got some hands on after it at the Square Enix booth, and the game is just ludicrous funny. Any gag they can pull they’re going for it.

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