Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell trailer features angry armchair

Saint's Row: Gat Out Of Hell

I wonder if Gat Out of Hell's development process started with a whiteboard full of puns, and sprouted from that into the strange standalone Saints Row 4 expansion we see before us. In today's dev diary video there's a Rambulance—an ambulance that ... well, you can guess—a gun that fires a plague of locusts and an armchair with guns mounted on each armrests that supposedly represents the deadly sin of sloth. Not a bad silly-per-second ratio for a five minute tease.

It looks like an entertaining power trip very much in line with Saints Row 4's superpower-fuelled action. Hopefully it will be as funny, but I do miss SR3's sunshine after hours of the dark virtual reality city of Saints Row 4. Chris Norris-Jones played it for us, and you can read his thoughts here.

This is the first time we'll get to play as Johnny Gat, at least—the henched-up Commander Riker of the Saints Row universe. He's on a mission to rescue the boss from the clutches of Lucifer, which a good enough excuse to terrorise the denizens of hell with smouldering demon wings and an arsenal of absurd weaponry. It's out on January 27.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.