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Saints Row: Gat out of Hell stars Shakespeare, Vlad the Impaler

Saints Row Shakespeare

Famed wordsmith, baldy, and legendary comedian William Shakespeare is to star in Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, the standalone expansion to the fourth game that's both free and very cheap on Steam for the next 10 hours or so. Look, there he is in the above, infomercial-style trailer, along with his bessie mates Blackbeard and Vlad the Impaler.

A reminder: Gat out of Hell takes the Saints down South (no, not to Australia), in a plot that sees Johnny Gat and Kinsie rushing to prevent the President—i.e. you in the previous game—from being wedded to Satan's daughter against his will. Because that's the kind of series Saints Row is now. It's also a bit like Frozen, amazingly enough:

Gat out of Hell releases next week, on the 20th, alongside an upgrade of Saints Row IV for the PS4 and Xbox One. Not that you need that, of course—you can pick up IV and all its DLC (minus Gat) on Steam for peanuts.

Richard Cobbett wrote about Saints Row's marvellous reinvention for his Critical Paths column yesterday.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.