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Saints Row 4 E3 trailer delves into the war on humanity

Thursday, 6th June 2013 14:17 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A naked-filled E3 trailer for Saints Row 4 has been released, and you can watch the crazy below. The Volition title launches August 20 across North and Latin America and August 23 in the rest of the world on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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  1. Pytox

    so crazy :P

    #1 2 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Is that Troy Baker? He doesn’t sound like Troy Baker. :/ I think the best replacement for him would be the voiceactor of Archer H. Jon Benjamin.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. manamana

    Could be straight out of a Zucker, Abrahams & Zucker production!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Beta

    That trailer was awesome ;D

    @2 Sounded a lot like Troy to me.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. SlayerGT

    Hope they add more customization options. My favorite part of SR is seeing my character in the cut scenes.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DSB

    I wasn’t much for the customization in Saints Row The Third. In the second one you could make truly ugly and diverse characters.

    In the third you’re practically making a metrosexual doll no matter what you do.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Yoshi

    Okay, now that trailer sold me on it XD I’m likely still gunna wait for a sale but damn I did enjoy this trailer :P

    #7 2 years ago
  8. The_Red

    OK, I’m still unsure about the game but that was one AWESOME trailer.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. TheWulf

    This is looking to be something truly spectacular. And I am so for the robot and superpowers, you have no idea. Plus, I’m thoroughly enjoying the satirical drama that it seems to be laced with throughout. I felt good just watching this, because it’s so utterly silly and it’s not ashamed of making fun of modern pop culture. Oh if only more games had this sense of fun.

    @6: You just weren’t trying hard enough. Which doesn’t surprise me at all. You can do anything with SR3 that you could with SR2 in regards to ugliness, it’s just that most people get lazy when they see all those sliders. You included.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DSB

    @9 Judging from the general ignorance you’re displaying about Saints Row 2, I strongly doubt that you’ve actually played it.

    Most of the values you’re often so busy whining about missing from everything [other than the games you happen to obsess about], is very much on display in that game, but I think your pathetic little hardon for me is probably slightly too engorged to care about the facts at this point.

    Either that or you’re deliberately playing dumb, which would arguably explain a lot.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. TheWulf

    @7

    No matter how you slice it — it’s better than Generic Manshoot IV, Grindy Manshoot XIII, Characterless Action-Adventure III, or Banal “I am not a criminal!” Being-a-Criminal-in-a-Sandbox IX.

    And you likely know each game I’m alluding to, there. That games have become so bland of late is incredibly depressing. When something truly unusual like this or Remember Me turns up, it should be praised. Unfortunately, people fetishise familiarity. It’s like begging for gruel and slop when you’re presented with a five course meal in a five Michelin star restaurant.

    It’s a shame that too many people are like that — that fucking boring. They just want noodles every day of their life, and even when presented with flavourful food they’d prefer to not break away from their habitual lifestyle. That’s depressing. I’m not one of those people.

    Hell, if I were to make a game it would likely be about a werewolf detective in an atompunk noir setting (maybe with some teslapunk and dieselpunk mixed in). But that’s just me, y’know?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    @4: Yep, it is him. Just read his confirmation on Facebook. That guy has an actual, personal facebook page.

    He sounds a little bit different than in Saints Row 3 though. But I think that’s just limited to the trailer.

    @6: Yeah, they definitely tone it down in the Saints Row 3. I enjoyed the many options in Saints Row 2. I hope they make a return.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. DSB

    Challenge accepted, though.

    Please make this girl in Saints Row The Third, screenshots welcome:

    Fun with customization

    Spoiler alert: You can’t.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. spazman

    Jesus, if only their reputation didn’t proceed them. Crazy shit aside, this franchise was always second rate come the game mechanics.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. TheWulf

    @14

    Not really? It’s just that they actually understand what “fun,” is. Now, I know some people have this huge, unmitigated, unashamed fetish for REALISM, YO. But then there are some of us who actually, as I said, understand what fun is. You know, if a game isn’t trying to be meaningful, it should try and be fun.

    Grand Theft Auto is about as fucking fun as having a root canal done. “BUT THE REALISTIC PHYSICS!” How about I don’t give a shit? The fact of the matter is is that Saints Row has always been a more fun game than its competitors, and the more it’s left realism behind, the more fun it’s become. Yes, the car-handling is arcadey and reminds me of old arcade racers in many respects. It’s tight, and snappy! That’s what a fun game should feel like, it’s enjoyable.

    If I want to ride a hunk of metal where I’ll feel the drag of gravity, I can just go and drive an actual car. You know, the real thing. It’s like how people fetishise pizza delivery missions in Grand Theft Auto because it’s believable. But if I wanted to deliver fucking pizzas then I’d get a pizza delivery job. INSTEAD, I could drive a tank down a street as my job. Now, which sounds more fun in context to a game?

    The mechanics only come second if you have this weird fetish going on for realism, but if you do then you’re an incredibly boring, joyless, vanilla, and characterless person. Admittedly, many people can. And I know I’ll be hated for pointing this out — but those who lack imagination are always tremendously jealous of those who have it. This is where this REALISM FETISH came from.

    Well I don’t want imagination… I prefer reeeealism.

    The truth is is that you wouldn’t know what to do with imagination. There’s a reason that those who like meaningful and/or fun stuff tend to often be creators of things — writers, artists, and so on. Like myself. And those who don’t? Well, they aren’t. They can’t do any kind of art worth shit, and the end result of that is that they fetishise reality. They pretend they don’t want to be creative to mask that they can’t be.

    I have no need to do that. I’m not insecure.

    Bring on the meaningfulness and/or fun. That’s what games are about for me.

    Fuck me. Sometimes I just can’t get over how monotonously dull and mundane some people are.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. NeoSquall

    That nude flying scene was fantastic :D

    It pretty much says “Haters gonna hate!”

    #16 2 years ago
  17. zinc

    I think this could actually be the best comic book Super Hero game ever made.

    No effort for gritty realism, no concession to mundane sensibility , just technicolour wish fullfilment :)

    #17 2 years ago

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