A Brand New Saints Row Game Is Getting Revealed Next Week

A Brand New Saints Row Game Is Getting Revealed Next Week
Saint's Row The Third (Image: Deep Silver / Volition)

The next Saints Row game is getting officially revealed next week and based on the few details revealed so far it’s a brand new game, not a remake, and is in fact (possibly) a full-on reboot of the popular open-world franchise.

Geoff Keighley first teased the new Saints Row reboot via a tweet on August 20, hinting that it will be fully revealed during Gamescom Opening Night Live. Shortly after that, the official Saints Row Twitter account began tweeting about the new game. Over on the Saint’]s Row website, the site has an image of a brick wall covered in graffiti and the word “Rebooting” is plastered on it alongside a white fleur-de-lis aka that symbol you see in all the games.

The image from the official Saint's Row website.  (Screenshot: Deep Silver / Volition) The image from the official Saints Row website. (Screenshot: Deep Silver / Volition)

Over the last 24 hours or so, the official Saints Row Twitter account has been busy replying to basically every fan who responds to them, which is nice I guess, but seems tiring too. A few details have been shared via these replies. For one, this isn’t a reboot or a remastered version of a previously released game. In fact, Saints Row devs Volition currently have no plans to do any more remasters.

Another small detail I spotted is that this probably has nothing to do with Agents of Mayhem, based on a tweet where the official account says it will take more than that game’s reception to kill Saints Row. For those unaware, AoM was an open-world action game that focused on super powerful agents in a futuristic city and was set in one of the timelines created at the end of Gat out of Hell, a spin-off Saints Row game where Gat goes to Hell to save the boss and is set after the events of Saints Row IV, where the Earth is blown up.

Huh, yeah, I get why this whole series needs a reboot. Things are a bit complicated!

We first heard about a new Saints Row game back in 2019, when it was confirmed Volition was working on the next title in the series. The last main game released in the franchise was 2013’s Saints Row IV.

For those excited about a new Saints Row game, and I’m one of those people, the reveal will happen during Gamescom Opening Night Live on August 26 at 4 a.m. AEST.

Comments

  • Saints Row worked where GTA lost its way for me by going more irreverant and fun, while GTA became more dour and self serious the further it went. Saints Row 4 / GooH / AoM pretty much tied everything up.

    About the only title that needs something done to it, besides the SR2 PC patch being finished, is the original. We keep hearing that with the source code being lost it can’t be ported or remastered so a ‘reboot’ of sorts would make sense.

    We’ll see at Gamescom.

  • I fired up SR4 just today, actually. I wanted to revisit some old classics using lates blistering-fast hardware.

    It… doesn’t hold up. It’s sluggish and unresponsive and half-baked its various ideas. I vaguely enjoyed it at the time, but now when I play it I’m just getting the vague sense that it’s a slightly improved increment on Prototype/Crackdown, but woefully short of the examplars that succeeded those.

    It’ll be good to see a new entry do better.

    • Played it a few months ago, still as fun as it was back then.
      Very much disagree with you. It is very much improved Crackdown in all ways.
      It is however highly likely that it isnt very well optimised for PC.

      • The fact you and Transientmind are talking about Saints Row and comparing it to Crackdown or Prototype demonstrates how far the game has left behind its once awesome roots. If I wanted to play a super hero game, Saints Row 4 would be low on my list. What is the point of having nice cars and weaponry when your super powers make having said cars and guns obsolete and you have to leave the room to die because the super powers are so OP? Here is hoping, for me personally, that the new Saints Row returns to its gangs warfare roots minus all the super powers as last seen in SR 2, which incidentally was the last great SR game released.

        • Well, thats part of the charm of Saints Row 4. It isn’t the same as the others, and once you do get powers the cars are exactly that. Obselete. It had progressed and moved on to parodying other genres besides the same old GTA style games. Its one of the more fun roaming super hero games, and each loyalty being a different genre of gaming again heightens it.

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