Saints Row Reboot Coming February 2022

In a world rife with crime, a group of young friends rises to the top of the criminal empire.

Gamescom 2021 has been blowing up with some pretty impressive game news, and among that news is the reboot, as it were, of Saints Row. Coming in February of next year, witness the birth of the Saints or, you can catch a glimpse for yourself in this announcement trailer:

 

Experience the biggest and best Saints Row playground ever created; the unique sprawling world of Santo Ileso is the backdrop for a wild, larger-than-life sandbox of thrilling side hustles, criminal ventures, and blockbuster missions, as you shoot, drive, and wingsuit your way to the top.

As the future Boss, with Neenah, Kevin, and Eli by your side, you’ll form The Saints – and take on Los Panteros, The Idols, and Marshall as you build your empire across the streets of Santo Ileso and battle for control of the city. Ultimately Saints Row is the story of a start-up company, it’s just that the business The Saints are in happens to be crime.

The announcement trailer certainly does have a lot of fans of the series raising eyebrows and scratching heads as the tone of the cinematic above certainly seems to suggest a major shift away from what players are used to. However, we have it on pretty good authority that this isn’t the case at all, quite the opposite really.

Gene Park, a journalist we love over at Washington Post was able to clarify and put our minds at ease after we got a little worried there in the beginning. He added that Saints Row 2022 is not pursuing a “games as a service” model and is in fact an exceptionally large open-world game that suggests to us will follow many aspects of GTA V such as buying property, playing mini-games, and carrying out various missions while growing your reputation and building your crew. As Gene puts it- “it’s just a classic Saints Row game“.

ABOUT THE GAME

Welcome to Santo Ileso, a vibrant fictional city in the heart of the American SouthWest. In a world rife with crime, where lawless factions fight for power, a group of young friends embark on their own criminal venture, as they rise to the top in their bid to become Self Made.

Experience the biggest and best Saints Row playground ever created; the unique sprawling world of Santo Ileso is the backdrop for a wild, larger-than-life sandbox of thrilling side hustles, criminal ventures, and blockbuster missions, as you shoot, drive, and wingsuit your way to the top.

Saints Row | Deep Silver

Saints Row | Deep Silver

Saints Row | Deep Silver

Saints Row | Deep Silver

Saints Row | Deep Silver

KEY FEATURES

  • Witness the Birth of The Saints – Play through an action blockbuster original story full of criminality, extraordinary scenes, and signature surprises laced with humor.
  • Discover the Weird, Wild, West – Dive into Santo Ileso, the biggest and best Saints Row playground ever, spread across nine unique districts surrounded by the vast, majestic beauty of the Southwest Desert.
  • Build Your Criminal Empire – Take over the city block by block, wage war against enemy factions and tighten your grip on the streets with ingenious criminal ventures.
  • Fire Guns. LOTS of Guns – Shoot revolvers from the hip, fire and forget with a rocket launcher, or obliterate up close using melee heavyweights, complete with brutal takedowns. A vast variety of familiar and exotic weapons, all customizable, and all deadly fun.
  • Take to the Streets and the Skies – Blast through urban and desert environments in any one of the cars, bikes, planes, helicopters, VTOLs, hoverbikes, hoverboards, go-karts, or equip your wingsuit to swoop around.
  • Unprecedented Customization – Create the Boss of your dreams, with the most extensive character customization suite ever seen in the series, then complete the look with incredible options for weapons and vehicles.
  • Seamless Co-Op – Experience everything on offer with a friend at any time, via fully untethered drop-in/dropout co-op, skipping the need to take either of you out of the outlandish action. Play nice together, or play all new pranks on your teammate. After all, who’s the Boss now.

Saints Row comes out this February 25, 2022, for PS4, PS5, XBO and Series S/X, and PC through Epic Games (that killed the hype right there).

Watch the Gamescom Livestream (recording) right here:

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