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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.

Phil Savage
Phil leads PC Gamer's UK team. He was previously the editor of the magazine, and thinks you should definitely subscribe to it. He enjoys RPGs and immersive sims, and can often be found reviewing Hitman games. He's largely responsible for the Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.