Those that have been reading the Black Panel for a while will undoubtedly know of my love for the Saints Row series. Something about the insanity of the last two entries has struck a chord with me, so when I heard that Volition were announcing something new at PAX I had my fingers crossed for a fifth full entry in the open world chaos simulator. Well Volition managed to both crush me and excite me all within a five minute period. The crushing news was that Saints Row 4 was getting the HD remake treatment for the PS4 and XBO. Great news for people that never played the last iteration, but for people like me who are on the third play through, it is a little disappointing.
But then after my Saints loving soul was left wounded and weeping Volition managed to make me smile once again. A new standalone expansion for Saints Row 4 was coming and for the first time in the history of the franchise I would be able to play as the “most dangerous man in the universe”, none other than Mr Johnny Gat. The title of the expansion is Gat out of Hell and it sees the President being kidnapped by Satan. Of course the solution to this problem is Johnny heading to hell and putting a bullet in the prince of darkness’s face. Volition has said that the expansion features an all new map and a plethora of new powers. The story will reportedly take about six hours to complete and there will be plenty of Saints style side missions that should pad it out to about 12 hours playtime. Not bad for the US $20 asking price.
So while it isn’t SR5, it is certainly enough for me to get my get my Saint’s Flow back on. Now I just need to make sure my purple gangster suit is cleaned, pressed and ready for an upcoming trip to Hell.