The rumours were right. New Volition owner Deep Silver has announced an August multiplatform release for Saints Row IV. Precise Australian dating has not been confirmed, but the US is looking at August 20 and it should hit Europe by August 23, so throw a dart between those two dates and hope.
Saints Row IV was first announced as an expansion to Saints Row: The Third called Enter the Dominatrix, and was later spun off to a stand alone game and finally full sequel. It follows on from the plot of the previous game but somehow manages to get even sillier. The Saints are made “leaders of the free world” after the player character is elected as president of the United States, and are soon faced with the greatest turf war of all time thanks to a “catastrophic alien invasion occurs”.
Thankfully, our friends are now equipped with “gargantuan superpowers”. I can’t decide if this is amazing or otherwise. Press should get first hands-on over the next few weeks, notably at PAX East in Boston, so we’ll await further reports.