Saints Row is getting a reboot six years after last instalment
Violence, crime, and neon lights - Saints Row is back
A Saints Row reboot is being teased by publisher Deep Silver, six years since Saints Row 4: Get Out of Hell was released. Geoff Keighley, who will host Gamescom's opening Livestream next week, has also hinted at its return.
The game series follows the 3rd Street Saints, a fictional street gang originally operating out of the Saint's Row district. By the third instalment, the 3rd Street Saints have risen to become a worldwide network of criminal activity, which the player can control.
The Saints Row official website has been updated with a large image of a brick wall reading 'rebooting' in graffiti print. Geoff Keighley tweeted Friday that the Gamescom Opening Night Live presentation will be "bossing" it with announcements, a reference to Saints Row's player character.
5 days until @gamescom #OpeningNightLive on Wednesday.
We are “Bossing” it with our announcements this year 👀 https://t.co/osudHTCxj1
See you live, Wednesday at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET / 7 pm BST / 8 pm CEST at https://t.co/FjoDbKD0sN pic.twitter.com/6zE974HW0Q
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) August 20, 2021
More announcements will come at Gamescom, which kicks off on August 25 at 11 am Pacific (2 pm Eastern, 7 pm BST).
In many ways, Saints Row is a lot like Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto.
Twitter use Spazz City tweeted: "If we get another Saints Row game like Saints Row 2 they can just have my bank account Respectfully."
If we get another saints row game like saints row 2 they can just have my bank account Respectfully pic.twitter.com/hNdmAv74Hg
— Spazz City 💫 (@kennxken) August 20, 2021
Similarly, video host and producer Brian Altano tweeted: "Really excited about the idea of a new Saints Row game. GTA V came out in 2013 and aside from the Watch Dogs series there have basically been no modern open world sandbox games where you steal vehicles & shoot stuff since then, and I miss getting games like that. Hope it’s great!
"Not sure how we went from getting 12 GTA clones a year during the PS2/PS3 era to 'only Rockstar makes these games now' to 'Rockstar doesn’t even make new GTA games anymore, they just add stuff to their old one' in like a decade but I’m happy to finally see some competition."
Not sure how we went from getting twelve GTA clones a year during the PS2/PS3 era to “only Rockstar makes these games now” to “Rockstar doesn’t even make new GTA games anymore, they just add stuff to their old one” in like a decade but I’m happy to finally see some competition.
— Brian Altano (@agentbizzle) August 20, 2021
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