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Agents of Mayhem trailer is as gloriously stupid as you'd expect

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All evidence points to Agents of Mayhem being a remarkably stupid video game, and personally I'm grateful for that. Developed by the Saints Row team – the last instalment of which was a modern classic if you ask me – the over-the-top sandbox launches August 18, and embedded below is a new trailer.

The trailer doesn't really reveal much that we don't already know: there will be a whole bunch of shooting, a whole bunch of annoyingly cliched action movie banter, and a whole bunch of driving very fast. Most exciting are the super powers each of the nominal agents will wield, and if they're anything like the powers in Saints Row 4 it's going to be madness.

The trailer also indicates that there are pre-order bonuses – special "Cosplay skins" at launch – as well day one skins and a playable Johnny Gat, he of Saints Row fame. 

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.