One of the most expected announcements at PAX was made today by Volition. They are going to release a stand-alone expansion pack for Saints Row IV, called “Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell”. The developer also released a trailer to showcase the madness of this new “Saints” experience:
According to the trailer, the plot of the game involves protagonist Johnny Gat and Kinzie getting drawn into Hell through an ouija board. There, the Saints Row heroes will have to battle several kinds of enemies, including demons, and, finally, to defeat Satan and rescue the President of the Universe. In order to succeed in their campaign, players will have a bunch of new weapons available. These include the Arm Chairmaggeddon, the Energy Caster, a Locust Gun and many others. Beside the single player campaign, the game also contains a two-players online co-op mode.
Since the expansion is stand-alone, “Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell” does not require you to own “Saints Row 4” in order to play it. The expansion is going to be released on the 27th of January 2015 on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. On the same date, publisher Deep Silver will release the Playstation 4 and Xbox One version of Saints Row 4, re-titled “Saints Row 4: Re-Elected”. The 30th of January date in the trailer refers to the international release of the game.
Many fans were probably expecting the announcement of Saints Row 5. This is probably due to the fact that the previous game was released two years after Saints Row The Third. However, starting with Saints 4, the franchise was bought by Deep Silver, following THQ’s bankruptcy. For now, the publisher is giving fans of the series and gaming journalists the silent treatment regarding the next Saints Row. Therefore, all that’s left to do is wait, and, maybe, in the meanwhile, play the Gat Out of Hell expansion and help Gat fulfill his desire to shoot Satan in the face.