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Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell gets a new trailer and a nearer launch date

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Johnny Gat

Good news, fans of comedy ultraviolence and puns involving the word gat. Deep Silver has announced that Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell will be released a week earlier than originally planned. The "standalone expansion" was slated to arrive on January 27, 2015, but the official Saints Row Twitter account revealed it will actually be out on January 20 instead. Gat's magic!

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Inevitably, there's a new trailer too. In it, we learn that Johnny Gat is an "exceptional" chap, but even he falls victim to the seven deadly sins at times. In fact, judging by this latest trailer, he's doing a pretty terrible job of resisting them.

The best thing about it is the way that, one way or another, all the sins are made to fit killing stuff. Wrath is an obvious fit, but sloth? It's actually pretty easy when your hero can charge into battle from the comfort of the Armchair-A-Geddon. Lust is a little less murderous, perhaps, but also a whole lot creepier, so I'd say the scales remain balanced.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.