n the award-winning and multi-million selling fourth installment of Saints Row, 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 bizarre Steelport simulation. Wield gargantuan superpowers and fight to free humanity from alien granddaddy Zinyaks mental grasp. Escape the simulation thats trapped the Saints crew, or die trying.The new edition will be available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 come July 8th, launching across digital shelves with a retail release expected in mid-July. It is expected to launch at a RRP of $29.95.
The canceled Saints Row the Third expansion sees new life as the first DLC mission pack for Saints Row IV. In this alternate take on the Zin invasion storyline, Zinyak and the legions of his alien empire trap the Saints in a virtual world run by a mad AI program known as the Dominatrix. In order to thwart her nefarious schemes and escape to the real world, the Saints will have to counter her army of gimps and sex-workers, shut down her demented simulation, and make unlikely allies along the way. Includes behind-the-scenes commentary and the return of some fan-favorite characters.Developer Volition has also revealed that the second half of the Saints Row IV season pass and final mission pack, How the Saints Saved Christmas, will be released later this year. Check out the screenshots below.
It's the moment every gamer has been waiting for: GAT V is here! Dress up as star-crossed lovers Gat and Aisha and strap on a heavy machine gun and a combat knife launcher for the ultimate Saints Row experience.The free offer is currently available until 5pm AEST on September 18th so get in quick before you miss out on GAT V for PC.
“Australian fans of Saints Row IV will obviously be disappointed with this delay,” stated Robert Kingston, Director at All Interactive Entertainment. “We have used every means at our disposal to minimise the delay, but unfortunately it just was not possible to keep the same street date as the rest of the world.”The announcement doesn't go into further detail of the delay, only to say that it was due to the "production process", which we can only presume was because a specially-modified version of the game has been crafted in order to appease our countries classification protocols.
As a thank you to fans for their patience, all Australian gamers that pre-order Saints Row IV in Australian stores and collect the game within 48 hours of launch will receive a free Presidential Pack DLC code.
The Presidential Pack DLC is only available in very limited numbers and contains masks and outfits to dress the President of the United Saints as some of the most famous American Presidents.
Don't worry, the dubstep gun definitely makes it all worthwhile. If you are a secrete millionaire and think this edition is worth it, hit up Game who are the lucky holders of such an out-of-world experience and also check out the conveniently named "What Happens in Space..." dev diary below.
Saints Row IV : Commander in Chief Edition A full sized replica Dubstep Gun A full day of spy training A trip to space with Virgin Galactic One year’s membership of E25 Super Car Club and a Lamborghini Gallardo to make it worthwhile Plastic Surgery of the purchaser’s choice A shopping spree with a personal shopper to create the ultimate Planet Saints capsule wardrobe 7 nights for two at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington Hostage rescue experience A brand new Toyota Prius and insurance to give something back to the environment 7 nights stay in the Top Royal Suite at the Burj-al-arab with flights for two
Upload characters created or modified in the "Inauguration Station" to play with them in Saints Row IV. Tip: You can download your Saints Row: The Third characters to update them for Saints Row IV. Browse an online gallery to view thousands of shared community characters.PC players can get started on Steam, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to find it on XBLA, but PlayStation 3 players will need to wait until tomorrow for the PSN launch.
While we are very proud of all our different missions, we do feel that Saints Row IV on the whole remains largely the same without this single optional mission, and we also feel that you deserve to know what you are getting in Australia. Due to the changes we were forced to make, this version is different than the version rated by rating boards like the ESRB, USK, and PEGI, which is why it will be incompatible with those versions in co-op.The Facebook post also revealed that the other controversial topic for classification, the "Rectifier" weapon that acted as an anal probe, is still under consideration on whether to be included in the Season Pass for Australian versions.
“Deep Silver and AIE are pleased to report that the Australian Classification Board has now approved Saints Row IV for sale. They have granted the game an MA15+ rating. To achieve this rating one loyalty mission featuring the character Shaundi has been removed. This mission has been widely reported on and contains the use of alien narcotics to obtain certain superpowers.Saints Row IV will now launch on scheduled in Australia on August 22nd 2013 for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.
“This mission represents approximately 20 minutes of gameplay out of the hours available to purchasers.
“The removal of this mission has no negative impact on the story or the superpowers and will not detract from the enjoyment players will get from their Saints Row IV experience. The rectifier weapon will be available as part of a DLC package as originally intended. Deep Silver stands by this decision and thanks the Australian Classification Board for their assistance with this matter.”
In this instalment in the Saints Row franchise, developer Volition continues the story of the Third Street Saints by elevating their status to the highest level – the leaders of the free world. But the leaders of the free world are under attack from an alien invasion in the land of the free, and it's up to you and your gang to save the world, Saints-style.
A three-member panel of the Classification Review Board has unanimously determined that the computer game Saints Row IV is classified Refused Classification.As a result of the refused classification, Saints Row 4 will prohibited from sale throughout Australia. This new decision specifically targets the standard version of Volition's title, with publisher Deep Silver previously expressing that they will be "reworking some of the code to create a version of the game for this territory by removing the content which could cause offence."
In the Review Board’s opinion, Saints Row IV could not be accommodated within the R 18+ classification as drug use related to incentives and rewards is not permitted.
The Season Pass for the much awaited Saints Row IV from developer Volition will include two brand-new mission packs and the Season Pass-exclusive “Rectifier” anal probe weapon, which will help you, the President of the United States, get the ‘inside’ information from your enemies as you save Earth from a dangerous alien infestation.Currently the content is unavailable to purchase for Australian residents, presumably because of the "Rectifier" weapon, which was partially credited for the recent refused classification rating that the Australian Classification Board gave to Saints Row 4. It is unclear whether Australia will gain a modified Season Pass or not, however yesterday the ACB revealed that they will be meeting on July 29 to re-assess the previous refused classification.
Included in the Season Pass is the Director’s Cut of the previously announced “Enter the Dominatrix” DLC, a tongue-in-cheek vision of what this content was originally going to be like, along with a second mission pack coming in late 2013.