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Saints Row IV Announced: Become A Superhero And Battle Aliens

We figured this would show up at some point. Who doesn't want a new Saints Row?

Today, publisher Deep Silver has announced the next "ball-busting chapter" in the acclaimed franchise: Saints Row IV is slated to launch on current-gen consoles and PC on August 20, 2013, and three days later in other parts of the world. That's earlier than anticipated, I think.

Developer Volition continues where Saints Row: The Third left off, as the Third Street Saints have elevated their status to "leaders of the free world." Yep, the gang's leader has somehow been elected to the Presidency of the United States and really, that's just the beginning. An alien invasion messes with the hedonistic harmony of the earth, and the aliens actually transport the Saints to a "bizarro-Steelport simulation." There, we can have superpowers! I was wondering why the announcement trailer reminded me of inFamous

So we'll get alien weaponry and technology along with our otherworldly skills, and the game will also boast enhanced customization. Players will be able to "leap over buildings, outrun the fastest sports cars, or send enemies flying with telekinesis in the greatest, most insane installment of Saints Row yet." Yeah, well, we'll see.