Deep Silver released a reveal trailer for Saints Row 4 on Friday morning and quickly followed up with details on the game's plot and far out antics. How will Volition Inc top the over the top nature of Saints Row 3? By making the head of the Saints the President of the United States, giving all of the Saints super powers and also bringing in an alien invasion for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC title.
Here is the official description of the game from Deep Silver.
In the next open-world installment of Saints Row, Deep Silver Volition continues the story of the Third Street Saints by elevating their status to the highest level – the leaders of the free world. In Saints Row IV, the head honcho of the Saints has been elected to the Presidency of the United States. But the Saints are just getting started. Now the larger-than-life insanity of the Saints series gets a new twist with a catastrophic alien invasion, and the aliens have transported the Saints to a bizarro-Steelport simulation. Wield gargantuan superpowers and fight to free humanity from alien granddaddy Zinyak's mental grasp. Escape the simulation that's trapped the Saints crew, or die trying.
Saints Row IV lets players delve into an arsenal of alien weaponry and technology that will turn each Saint into an ultimate entity of destruction. Utilize out-of-this-world superpowers to fight all the way to the top. With intensified action and enhanced customization, players can use their newfound superpowers and leap over buildings, outrun the fastest sports cars, or send enemies flying with telekinesis in the greatest, most insane installment of Saints Row yet.
Save the world, Saints Style.
The game is due out on Aug. 20 in North America and Aug. 23 for Europe. Deep Silver has confirmed that Saints Row 4 will only be for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. There's no mention of the Wii U, PS4 or Xbox 720.
Volition Inc was and the Saints Row franchise was picked up by Deep Silver in January during a THQ bankruptcy auction.