Saints Row IV announcement trailer takes leave of its senses

How silly is Saints Row IV going to be. Well, let's look at what's inside its announcement trailer.

  1. A guitar-shaped rocket launcher. This is quite silly.
  2. Superpowers. This is very silly.
  3. A head-expanding laser beam. Positively batshit.
  4. A skyward launching nutshot. Just... ouch.
  5. A giant, mutated, rampaging mascot. I think I'm becoming desensitised.
  6. An announcement date of August 20th for the US, and August 23rd for the UK. More informative than silly, really.

There's a definite pattern emerging.

Frankly, I'm delighted. Saint Row: The Third was one of those games so unapologetically ridiculous that it snapped back on itself and became a uniquely warped kind of genius. It's nice to see Volition and Deep Silver really test how far they can push that.