Last night, the developers at Volition did something remarkable. They revealed a cancelled game in their biggest series, Saints Row, and then they set it free, releasing it to the public for anyone to download.
Red Faction: Guerrilla, the free-roam action game where you blow up buildings on Mars, just got a free "Steam Edition" update on PC. Among other things, the patch moves the game to Steamworks, adding leaderboards, achievements and trading cards, and completely removes Games for Windows Live. Full patch notes here.
As part of its big PAX panel Volition just announced a new Saints Row. It's called Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, and it'll be out on January 27th.
DeviantArtist KazeXenami has built/is building a dubstep gun that should someday look like the one from Saints Row IV, and it appears that it could be kinda/sorta/theoretically partially functional, even.
See that scantily clad dominatrix? She's your new villain this month in Saints Row IV. You'll be fighting her and her army of sex-workers.
If you find yourself discussing the merits of relationships represented in video games, you'll probably find a lot of people bringing up BioWare games as examples to follow. The Saints Row series doesn't seem like a serious suggestion considering, well, how unserious those games are.
I've gotta hand it to Saints Row IV. Three bucks for four sound effects (OK, and some weapon skins) is pretty fucking obnoxious, when you think about it. But when you pitch it like a blue-screen ad from a 1980s UHF station, it suddenly becomes hilarious.
I wouldn't be surprised if gameplay glitches like this in Saint's Row IV were completely intentional. If anything, they add even more chaos—in a good way, for those who are not satisfied with items like the Dubstep Gun—to what we already have.
Saints Row IV, much like its predecessor, is a game that doesn’t make any excuses for itself. It knows exactly what it is and just how much it caters to the lowest common denominator. And you know what? It straight up loves it. It relishes it. And I love Saints Row IV for it.
The ever-resourceful folks over at GameFront compiled a fairly comprehensive video on a bunch of the jokes and references found in Volition's latest Saints Row title. Which is quite good, by the way.
They're calling it the Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition, there's only one available, and it's exclusive to UK's Game. It costs a million dollars.
Hello there, Mr. President Smurf. Are you ready to become the leader of the free world when Saints Row IV launches on August 20? Of course you aren't. Not until you've been through the Inauguration Station.
Dildo bats. Adult video stars. Alien anal probes. Yep, this is the world of Saints Row. That doesn't mean everyone making the games have been happy with how Saints Row has been handled or happy about porn star producers.
The $9.99 season pass for Saints Row IV includes two servings of DLC and *puts on reading glasses* "the Season Pass exclusive 'Rectifier' anal probe weapon." *takes off reading glasses, weeps*
Oh, yes it did. And Volition made Captain Anderson say a whole bunch more, too. You're gonna want to see and hear this, but not in the office/on public transportation/at daycare/your probation hearing.
The Saints Row series never supported modding, but now that it's under new ownership, that is about to change. Developer Volition will release "what is essentially a full [software development kit]" for the most recent game, and says this year's sequel is likely to get one, too.