Gamers last saw the Third Street Saints fighting with superpowers saving the world from an alien invasion. All of this while also being in space. Nine years later volition revitalizes the franchise with a brand new Saints Row reboot. Developer Deep Silver Volition promises fans the biggest and best Saints Row playground ever.
This Saints Row reboot simply titled Saints Row takes place in Santo Ileso a fictional city in the heart of the American Southwest. Players will be introduced to an all-new cast, places, and much more. The game originally was planned to release in February 2022, however, it was delayed for six months. Volition in response to the delay explained, that it was due to the size and scope of the game that caused the delay. The team needed more time in order to satisfy fans and “to create the best game possible.”
The franchise started as itself started as the notorious gang the third street saints taking out rival gangs and crime syndicates. As the series progressed things took a more humorous turn involving computer simulations, dubstep guns, beefed-up clones, and much more absurdities.
In the Saints Row reboot the player teams up with gang members, Kevin, Neenah, and El starting their own criminal empire from the ground up. The saint’s competition includes the three main criminal gangs of Santo Ileos. The Los Pantero, The Idols, and Marshall Defense Industries. Each of the gangs has its specific quirks. Santo Ileos is divided up into nine districts where the Saints can fight and take control of.
In terms of variety and customization, players will have a library of weapons and vehicles available to personally customize. The character creation option also received an in-depth customization system with skin textures, asymmetrical face shapes, cosmetics, and even sets of prosthetics. The Saints HQ is also upgradable and customizable.
The Saints Row Reboot will launch for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC on August 23, 2022.
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