In January we heard about THQ’s studios and IPs being sold off at auction as the firm was dissolved following bankruptcy. Koch Media bought Volition, Inc. makers of the Saints Row series, among other things. Now a new publisher Deep Silver, owned by Koch Media, has released a teaser video showing off some crazy gameplay footage from the “climactic chapter” of Saints Row.
Saint’s Row IV “From the crack house to the White House”, is due to be released current-gen consoles and PC on 20th August 2013 in the US and 23rd August, 2013 in the rest of the world. What’s that about the White House? This is part of the new Saints storyline. The press release reads as follows:
“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 instalment of Saints Row yet.”
Please note that the release upon “current-gen consoles” doesn’t include any of Nintendo’s machines. Also there was no word about versions of the game coming to the upcoming Sony and Microsoft consoles. However this is just teaser information and more details will be forthcoming on 22nd March when the game will be showcased at the PAX East gaming show in Boston.