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Saints Row 4
Saints Row 4

PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Developer: Volition, Inc Official Site: http://www.saintsrow.com
Publisher: Deep Silver Classification: MA15+
Release Date:
19th September 2013
Saints Row 4

Genre: Action
Developer: Volition, Inc
Official Site: http://www.saintsrow....
Publisher: Deep Silver
Classification: MA15+
Release Date:
19th September 2013
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Thursday, 4 September 2014
Post by Eorl @ 08:58am 04/09/14 | 0 Comments
Volition has released Saints Row IV's SDK meaning PC users are able to create their own weapons for the game.

While the title has supported modding for some time, it's always been limited to editing content already in-game up to this point, which restricted creativity somewhat. Without such shackles to hold you back from here on out, however, Pandora's box is well and truly open.

As an added bonus, the pack includes all the weapon templates from Saints Row the Third and Saints Row IV, so you can pick up some of your old favourites. There's even a sneak peak at the Damned Impaler, a new weapon set for release in the recently-revealed Gat Out of Hell expansion.
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Post by Eorl @ 09:33am 26/06/14 | 2 Comments
Publisher Deep Silver has today announced that the sandbox open-world title Saints Row 4 will soon be getting a new edition to help with the DLC troubles, launching on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next month.

Aptly named the National Treasure Edition, the new Saints Row 4 pack will include the entirety of Saints Row 4's DLC catalogue, totalling a whopping 29 separate DLC items and content packs which is just utter nuts. Also included is the fabulous Grass Roots ‘Merica! gun, which functions similarly to the completely insane and otherwise totally bad ass multi-use weapon previously only available in the Commander In Chief Edition. Good old patriotism.
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 Zinyak’s mental grasp. Escape the simulation that’s 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.
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Post by Eorl @ 05:20pm 12/12/13 | 0 Comments
If you were having trouble wondering what you could do in the lead up to Christmas time, Volition has you covered there with the release of their season-themed DLC 'How the Saints Save Christmas'.

Free to those who own the Season Pass and priced at $6.99 for everyone else, the new DLC will contain three new weapons - Red Rider BB Gun, Christmas Dubstep Gun, and the North Pole - all for your destruction pleasure.

The new chapter in the Saints lives will also follow the story of the Scrooge-like boss of the Saints, who doesn't care enough that Santa is trapped in the game's Matrix-like simulation. Of course the Saints will have to remedy this themselves, helping the boss discover the true meaning of the season.

The new DLC is now available across PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 so forget your family and go make things explode.

Thursday, 28 November 2013
Post by Eorl @ 03:07pm 28/11/13 | 0 Comments
Open-world sandbox title Saints Row 4 is getting even crazier with the addition of a new DLC pack today that gives the player some quite chaotic superpowers to play around with, allowing you to destroy your enemies in so many fashionable ways.

Titled Element of Destruction, the pack offers several new abilities including the Explosive Chain Blast, Telekinetic Time Bomb, Explosive Buff, and the Airstrike Stomp - which sends all enemies flying into the air like a rocket, thus proceeding to explode. Yes. Explode.

This crazy DLC pack is available at $2.99 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, plus you can check out the informative video below showing off the super moves.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Post by Eorl @ 01:03pm 26/11/13 | 0 Comments
Saints Row 4 developer Volition has announced that their open-world title is set to kick off the holiday season with some style with its Christmas-themed DLC, How The Saints Saved Christmas.

Free to those who own the Season Pass and priced at $6.99 for everyone else, the new DLC will contain three new weapons - Red Rider BB Gun, Christmas Dubstep Gun, and the North Pole - all for your destruction pleasure. The new chapter in the Saints lives will also follow the story of the Scrooge-like boss of the Saints, who doesn't care enough that Santa is trapped in the game's Matrix-like simulation. Of course the Saints will have to remedy this themselves, helping the boss discover the true meaning of the season.

The new DLC will be available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Friday, 11 October 2013
Post by Eorl @ 10:26am 11/10/13 | 0 Comments
Fans of the quirky open-world title Saints Row 4 will soon be able to fight their way through enemies in gimp suits and kinky outfits come October 22nd with the release of long awaited Enter the Dominatrix DLC.

Featuring some questionable attire and even more questionable weapons to outfit your character and their friends, the new DLC will be made available free to those with the Season Pass but also be purchasable for $6.99.
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.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Post by Eorl @ 03:29pm 17/09/13 | 1 Comments
While Rockstar may have launched their latest open-world title in the Grand Theft Auto series, which you can find our review for over here, Volition's Saints Row 4 isn't letting GTA have the day to itself.

Announced today, those who have purchased Saints Row 4 on PC can find the conveniently named DLC pack GAT V available for free on Steam for a limited time that offers players the chance to dress up as Saints Row stars Gat and Aisha.
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.
Thursday, 29 August 2013
Post by Eorl @ 02:01pm 29/08/13 | 0 Comments
While Australia may still be waiting for their censored version of Volition's open-world chaotic title Saints Row 4, publisher Deep Silver has revealed that the rest of the world has contributed to a staggering 1 million plus sales within the first week of its launch.

“We are incredibly happy of the reception for Saints Row IV as a critical and now a commercial success,” said Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of parent company Koch Media (via VG247). “The development team at Volition is second-to-none as a driving creative force in the entertainment industry and we are very proud to have them as part of the Deep Silver family.”

According to Deep Silver the PC version in particular has helped contribute to the large volume, reportedly tripling the first week sales of their previous Saints Row: The Third title.

For more on Saints Row 4, you can check out our recent review to see what we though on the alien shenanigans and whether the wait has been worth it for Australia.
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Post by Dan @ 05:22pm 28/08/13 | 3 Comments
After a long battle against faceless opponents, Volition's Saints Row IV is finally due on Australian shelves on September 19th 2013. Originally planned as an expansion to open-world action smash Saints Row: The Third, the game's original publisher THQ decided there was enough meat for a whole new standalone product, and then it went bankrupt.

When THQ's properties went under the auction hammer, European publisher Deep Silver picked up the work-in-progress Saints Row IV, and kept the home fires burning at Illinois-based developer Volition. Then the Australian classification board decreed that the game's content surpassed our country's new R rating, and Aussie gamers would end up having to wait that little bit longer.

But Saints Row IV is still on its way to Australia, for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and for those that haven't already obtained an import copy, you can now find out whether the wait has been worth it, in AusGamers' in-depth review.
Thursday, 22 August 2013
Post by Dan @ 10:51am 22/08/13 | 23 Comments
After a week or so of mysteriously changing Australian retailer dates for Saints Row IV, the game's Australian distributor All Interactive Entertainment has confirmed September 12 as the new local launch date on PC and Xbox 360, with PlayStation 3 a week later on September 19.

Saints Row 4 launched in North America on August 20, and lands today in European markets.
“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.”

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.
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.
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Post by Eorl @ 08:59pm 20/08/13 | 0 Comments
The bad news just keeps on coming for Australia when its about Saints Row 4, with IGN reporting that the game has been delayed according to new changes on various retailer store pages

Originally the game was scheduled to arrive on August 22nd for Australian residents, however "several local retailers have since adjusted their expected release dates across all platforms to September 12, including EB Games, JB Hi-Fi, and Gametraders" states IGN. Steam has also adjusted their date to September 2013.

No official statement has been given from Volition, publishers of the upcoming open-world title, on why exactly the Australian version has been delayed. According to IGN "there won’t be any official word on the delay until tomorrow at the earliest."

Saints Row 4 has had a somewhat troublesome timeline in Australia, previously being refused classification by our Classification Board and then being given a MA15+ rating with the offending content removed. Hopefully we will hear more on the situation soon.
Saturday, 10 August 2013
Post by Eorl @ 06:21pm 10/08/13 | 10 Comments
If you thought Codemaster's AUD$193,409 "Mono" Collector's Edition that came with a functional race car was the world's most expensive game, think again. Volition has revealed what could only be described as the craziest product to ever be offered, the Saints Row 4 Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition.

With just one copy available in the entire world, Saints Row 4's Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition is valued at $1 million, definitely taking the trophy for the world's most expensive game edition. Here is what is included in this rare edition:
  • 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
  • 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.



    Wednesday, 7 August 2013
    Post by Dan @ 10:37am 07/08/13 | 2 Comments
    In much the same manner as Saints Row 3, Volition has served up a character creation application, allowing prospective players to dabble in the upcoming title's deep and wacky dress-up metagame ahead of next week's August 13th launch.

    As the player takes on the role of the President of the United States in Saints Row IV, the character customisation tool has been dubbed the Inauguration Station, and there's little limit to the level of ridiculousness possible.
    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.

    As far as we're aware, the Inauguration Station tool is unaffected by the cut-content of the MA15+ rated Australian version. Saints Row IV launches on August 13th 2013 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.


    Tuesday, 6 August 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 09:45am 06/08/13 | 13 Comments
    Taking to their Facebook page, developer Deep Silver has revealed that the recent Australian classified edition of their upcoming open-world sandbox title Saints Row 4 will not be able to play with international fans in the optional co-op mode.

    The restriction comes as a recent ruling by the Classification Board placed the title into the MA15+ rating, however this was done by cutting out the optional Loyalty Mission from the game. This mission in particular involves alien narcotics in the simulation, which eventually have a positive effect in terms of gameplay, something that is not allowed to be displayed within Australia.
    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.

    Those in New Zealand who are concerned they may also be getting a cut version will be happy to know that this isn't the case. Gamers will have access to both international co-op and the Rectifier weapon in the "uncut" version.

    Saints Row IV will now launch on scheduled in Australia on August 22nd 2013 for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.
    Friday, 2 August 2013
    Post by Dan @ 03:22pm 02/08/13 | 18 Comments
    After twice failing the submission process in its original form, a "slightly modified" version of the open world action game Saints Row 4 has now made its way successful passed the Australian Classification Board, earning a MA15+ rating, notably lower than the R18+ rating recently bestowed upon Grand Theft Auto V.

    Here's the full statement from the game's publisher Deep Silver, and local distributor AIE:
    “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.

    “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.
    Saints Row IV will now launch on scheduled in Australia on August 22nd 2013 for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.
    Monday, 29 July 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 10:37pm 29/07/13 | 17 Comments
    Last month Volition's hyper FPS sandbox title Saints Row 4 was awarded Australia's first refused classification since the new R18+ rating had come into effect earlier in the year, due to the game including a controversial "anal probe" and references to several performance enhancing drugs.

    Earlier last week the classification board revealed that a re-assessment would be made today on the refused title, and that verdict has come through. Sadly, Australia will still be unable to buy Saints Row 4 with a re-affirmed refused classification given by the board.
    A three-member panel of the Classification Review Board has unanimously determined that the computer game Saints Row IV is classified Refused Classification.

    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.
    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."

    A full statement can be found on the Classification's website.
    Saturday, 27 July 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 09:53am 27/07/13 | 2 Comments
    Those looking forward to the upcoming Saints Row 4 title from Volition will be happy to hear that a third collectors edition packed with more thematic Saints Row goods, the Game of the Generation Edition, has been announced today by publisher Deep Silver.

    Offering a number of physical goodies including what seems to be a "Display Case of Everlasting Glory: a light-up rotating display case with an individually-numbered plaque indicating exclusiveness, elitism, AAAAA quality and other highbrow words describing your unwavering dedication to my ultimate reign over humanity." According to Deep Silver the Game of the Generation Edition will also include all the previous physical items from the Wub Wub Edition, so those in need of a 12-inch Dubstep gun replica capable of rendering your enemies absolutely speechless with the power of music should probably rejoice.

    It is unclear whether Australia will be gaining this very limited edition, however the Australian Classification Board revealed that they will be meeting on July 29 to re-assess the previous refused classification, so fingers crossed.

    Saints Row 4 will be available on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on August 20th for America and originally August 22nd for Australia (however still on schedule for New Zealand).

    Thursday, 25 July 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 10:02am 25/07/13 | 0 Comments
    Publisher Deep Silver has revealed that the upcoming, over-the-top, open-world action game Saints Row 4 has now gone gold and with it new details on the game's Season Pass.
    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.

    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.
    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.

    Saints Row 4 will be available on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on August 20th for America and originally August 22nd for Australia (however still on schedule for New Zealand).


    Tuesday, 23 July 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 09:53am 23/07/13 | 3 Comments
    Volition has revealed that the first DLC pack for their sandbox FPS title Saints Row 4 will include a "pastiche of all the things that were cut out of the game", according to Volition creative director Steve Jaros. Revealed at the now just gone Comic-Con, the new DLC will be featured in a mockumentary-style with the game's characters explaining why the developer pared down certain features.

    Titled Enter the Dominatrix, the DLC will feature various cut content including things like a flying, fire-breathing dragon and a Bollywood-style dance number, both of which were removed due to being too resource-intensive for Saints Row 4.

    Polygon are also reporting that the new DLC was "previously the name of a planned expansion to Saints Row: The Third before former publisher THQ and Volition opted to develop a full sequel. The "director's cut" version of Enter the Dominatrix was first announced in April."

    In related Saints Row 4 news, the Australian Classification Board has revealed that they will be meeting on July 29 to re-assess the previous refused classification that the title gained last month, a decision which was made over a "anal probe" gun and certain naming of drugs.

    Games.on.net reports that the official media release (PDF available here) is asking those interested to "submit their thoughts before the 25th of this month."

    Enter the Dominatrix is expected to release roughly six weeks after the initial launch of Saints Row 4, which will be available on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on August 20th for America and originally August 22nd for Australia (however still on schedule for New Zealand).
    Wednesday, 3 July 2013
    Post by Dan @ 10:40am 03/07/13 | 7 Comments
    Web browsers visiting the Steam page for Saints Row 4 from an Australian Internet address are currently being met with a version of the game labelled "Low Violence", offering the ability to pre-order, but no further information on how it might differ from the standard issue game (thanks Kotaku).

    Saints Row IV was refused classification in a recent submission attempt to the Australian Classification Board, effectively prohibiting the game's publisher Deep Silver from promoting the game locally ahead of its late August launch internationally.

    Deep Silver has previously expressed 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", but its uncertain if the low violence version seen on Steam is intended to be that particular modified version.

    With the global launch looming, and much already invested in marketing the game to Australians (including an entire booth dedicated to the game booked at the upcoming PAX Aus event in Melbourne), it stands to reason that the publisher would want to get local distribution back on schedule as soon as possible.

    Saints Row 4 is due on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America on August 20th 2013, Europe on August 23rd, was originally meant to arrive in Australia on August 22nd (and still is in New Zealand).