During the Gamescom 2021 showcase today, a reboot of Saints Row has been officially announced by the event presenter Geoff Keighley. In addition, the release date as well as on which platforms the title will launch is also revealed.
Saints Row reboot Release Date confirmed at Gamescom 2021
Only a few days ago it was officially confirmed that the colorful and crazy Saints Row franchise, which often has to face the GTA comparison, is returning with a reboot. Today, a new game in the saga has been announced at the Gamescom 2021 event.
The new Saints Row game will be a complete reboot of the franchise, and the release date of the title is scheduled for February 25, 2022. The developer is Deep Silver Volition and the title will be an open-world action game. It is worth mentioning that Saints Row reboot is a cross-gen title, that is, the game will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC (via Epic Games Store).
Here’s the description of the game, via press release:
Welcome to Santo Ileso, a vibrant fictional city in the heart of the American Southwest. In a world rife with crime, where lawless factions fight for power, a group of young friends embark on their own criminal venture, as they rise to the top in their bid to become Self Made.
As the future Boss, with Neenah, Kevin, and Eli by your side, you’ll form The Saints – and take on Los Panteros, The Idols, and Marshall as you build your empire across the streets of Santo Ileso and battle for control of the city. Ultimately Saints Row is the story of a start-up company, it’s just that the business The Saints are in happens to be crime.
Experience the biggest and best Saints Row playground ever created; the unique sprawling world of Santo Ileso is the backdrop for a wild, larger than life sandbox of thrilling side hustles, criminal ventures and blockbuster missions, as you shoot, drive, and wingsuit your way to the top.
Express yourself and unleash your inner Saint, with the most advanced suite of customization tools yet seen in an open-world game – make your character, your car and your crew your own.
Dive into epic gunfights and highspeed chases, and witness outrageous only-in-Saints-Row moments in an original story that charts the Saints’ remarkable rise to power. Enjoy the freedom of playing the entire campaign with a friend through seamless untethered co-op play, where you can both push the limits of your gang and create your own gameplay moments together.
• Witness the Birth of The Saints – Play through an action blockbuster original story full of criminality, extraordinary scenes, and signature surprises laced with humor.
• Discover the Weird, Wild, West – Dive into Santo Ileso, the biggest and best Saints Row playground ever, spread across nine unique districts surrounded by the vast, majestic beauty of the Southwest Desert.
• Build Your Criminal Empire – Take over the city block by block, wage war against enemy factions and tighten your grip on the streets with ingenious criminal ventures.
• Fire Guns. LOTS of Guns – Shoot revolvers from the hip, fire and forget with a rocket launcher, or obliterate up close using melee heavyweights, complete with brutal takedowns. A vast variety of familiar and exotic weapons, all customizable, and all deadly fun.
• Take to the Streets and the Skies – Blast through urban and desert environments in any one of the cars, bikes, planes, helicopters, VTOLs, hoverbikes, hoverboards, go-karts or equip your wingsuit to swoop around.
• Unprecedented Customization – Create the Boss of your dreams, with the most extensive character customization suite ever seen in the series, then complete the look with incredible options for weapons and vehicles.
• Seamless Co-Op – Experience everything on offer with a friend at any time, via fully untethered drop-in/drop-out co-op, skipping the need to take either of you out of the outlandish action. Play nice together, or play all new pranks on your teammate. After all, who’s the Boss now.