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The rebooted Saints Row definitely isn’t the same, but it also kind of is

The newest look at the Saints Row reboot shows off the new cast of goofballs that you’ll be taking to the streets of Santo Ileso.

Saints and sinners

First of all, yes this is a very different Saints Row. Gone is the industrial, concrete jungle, east coast feel of the original series. And in its place is a southwestern desert-scape filled with new gangs, new heists, and lots of new characters. It’s also hard not to notice that the game’s ‘heroes’ have gotten a lot younger.

That’s especially evident in the newest trailer for the game, which highlights the Saints themselves. The core gang includes Eli, Neenah, and Kevin, all of whom look to be in their early 20s. These aren’t grizzled crooks, even ones with a kooky tilt.

Deep Silver however, makes the note that you can create your Boss to be whoever you want. Actually something that you do right now via Boss Factory, you can build a crime boss that suits pretty much any taste. So in that sense, the game is a bit tailorable.

And as for the rest of it, well it’s honestly looking great.

There’s just one problem: three established factions already call Santo Ileso home between The Idols, Los Panteros, and Marshall Defense Industries. The Saints will need more than diplomacy to pull influence away from these ruthless crews dominating the city to make room for their own operation – good thing the Saints specialize more in felonies than pretty speeches.

Deep Silver press release

Ready to shake up the gangster food chain? Saints Row launches on August 23rd, 2022 for Xbox and PlayStation platforms, the PC (via Epic), and Stadia.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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