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New Saints Row 4 shows off the President’s powers

New Saints Row 4

Volition has released a new trailer for its upcoming open world game – Saints Row IV. The trailer gives us a look at the powers and abilities of the main character of the game – the unnamed boss of the Third Street Saints.

Quite a bit of time has passed since the end of Saints Row 3. The boss has now become the President of the United States and must fight against aliens using superpowers. The trailer pokes fun at the insane powers that the character has, as well as politics in general.

Back in March, Deep Silver had announced that Saints Row 4 will be hitting store shelves on August 20 in the US and August 23 everywhere else. The game will be making its way to the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

While the developer is the same, the publisher is different. After THQ died, Deep Silver bought up the rights of the franchise and is now publishing the games. You may better know Deep Silver as the publisher for Techland’s Dead Island series.

Out on August 23 for us

Out on August 23 for us

 
Saints Row 4 was originally going to be a DLC for Saints Row: The Third – titled Rise of the Dominatrix – but Volition later announced that the DLC will instead be a part of Saints Row 4.

The events of Saints Row: The Third take place shortly after the end of Saints Row 2, where the Third Street Saints have taken over the city and have become cultural icons all over the world. Saints Row: The Third chronicles the Boss taking over the new city of Steelport and getting revenge on the other gangs for killing Johnny Gat.

Saints Row 2 took place a few years after the first Saints Row, at the end of which the Boss was caught in an explosion and was hospitalised. This gave the perfect excuse to show off the new character creation tools in the game. Saints Row 2 shows how the Boss reassembles the Third Street Saints and takes over the city of Stilwater.

 

[source:tech2]

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