Saints Row IV is officially making the jump to the new generation of consoles this January. Volition made the announcement today at their PAX Panel, revealing that the game will also have a brand new expansion launching alongside it called Saints Row: Gat out of Hell. The expansion is being developed by Volition and High Voltage Software, the studio behind the incredibly well received Wii shooter The Conduit, and previously assisted with the development Saints Row IV.
Gat out of Hell follows the Saints adventures into Hell itself as the President/Emperor of the Universe, your main character, is kidnapped by Satan and Gat and Kinzie set out to save him. The President/Emperor of the Universe is apparently going to be forced to marry Satan’s daughter, and the Saints must team with their former enemy Dane Vogel to stop this infernal wedding. You will travel to the city of New Hades that “features five distinct islands including a barren wasteland of an ancient war, a towering downtown for Hell’s elite, and a crammed slums built for ultimate suffering,” according to the PlayStation Blog.
Superpowers will also return with a new power, angelic flight, taking center stage. ” With angelic wings our Saints will terrorize the ranks of Hell’s armies from ankle biting imps to massive Arch-Demons. Super powers are making a return with supernatural twists from demonic summons to deadly holy auras. A new arsenal of wicked weapons can be found as well as The 7 Legendary Deadly Weapons – each the twisted embodiment of one of the 7 deadly sins! Fans may also find some much needed closure for past friends (and enemies)!”
Kotaku is also reporting (warning spoilers ahead) that their will also be a Disney-style musical number, where Satan himself sings about why the President/Emperor of the Universe, should marry his daughter. It was played for the crowd at PAX had the entire room laughing. (Spoilers Over) Saints Row: Gat out of Hell is launching on January 27th for $19.99, and it will also be bundled with the re-release of Saints Row IV, now dubbed the Re-Elected edition, for $29.99 according to Kotaku.
by, Bobby Marquardt