Today, during Gamescom’s Opening Night Live showcase, fans received confirmation a Saints Row reboot is coming next year. It will release on February 25, 2022 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (likely as an Epic Games Store exclusive). The reveal follows Geoff Keighley’s tease of a Saints Row reboot last week on Twitter.
During the Gamescom event, we saw a CG trailer that serves as an introduction to the rebooted game’s gang. For better or for worse, the trailer underscores that the Saints Row reboot will be a bit more grounded than the original titles, which embraced absurdity.
What’s the plot of the new Saints Row? It looks like your gang (The Boss, Nina, Kevin, and Eli) want to start their own empire of crime in the city of Santo Ileso. Game developer Volition promises that this will be the biggest city the series has ever had, and that city is filled with colorful characters and rival gangs for players to take on.
Longtime franchise fans are excited because there hasn’t been a game in the series since Saints Row 4 came out way back in 2013. It will be exciting to see what the developer can do on newer gaming hardware. However, some fans are worried that a more down-to-earth Saints Row game won’t be very different from a Grand Theft Auto title.
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