Saints Row IV Emerges From THQ Bankruptcy, Launches August 20


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After THQ went bankrupt earlier this year, the Saints Row franchise found its way into the coffers of Deep Silver. The small European publisher is better known for European RPGs and the Dead Island franchise, but it's ready to become a publishing powerhouse with its acquisition of Saints Row.

Deep Silver and Volition announced today that Saints Row IV will be heading to current-gen consoles and PC on August 20. The game, originally envisioned as an expansion for Saints Row: The Third, has now been expanded into a full fledged game where players take on the role of the U.S. president who happens to have super powers.

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.

Save the world, Saints Style.

Oh, and the publisher released a teaser trailer for the title. It looks like more Saints Row, and that's always a good thing: