It wasn't exactly a well-kept secret but we officially got the new Saints Row revealed during Gamescom 2021. The franchise has been on hiatus for over 6 years but returned with a lengthy trailer and release date.
Here's everything you need to know about the new Saints Row game...
Saints Row Release Date
The game will apparently be another Epic Store exclusive on PC as Steam was not listed in the available platforms. It's not known whether or not the game is being designed to take full advantage of next-gen hardware due to its last-gen port. We'll know more once gameplay is shared in the coming months.
Saints Row Reveal Trailer
In the near 4 minute trailer we got revealing the game, we see a much more grounded approach to Saints Row. This is compared to Saints Row IV which was more outlandish. Developer Volition has since confirmed that this will be the approach although they're not taking the fun out of the game to accomplish this.
'The Boss' is revealed in the trailer also and an interview was conducted with actress Bryce Charles. The Boss will be your playable character in the game. Volition has since confirmed that you can create your own Saints Row character like in recent games.
This is due to the instant backlash received during the reveal. The possibility of a fixed lead character was widely considered a downgrade compared to previous titles.
The overall cast of characters has also received some negative reactions. This is due to their less intimidating, hipster and anti-gangster appearance. Given that Saints Row is a reboot of the series and doesn't take place in Steelport, changes were always going to be made to create a new identity.