The PC version of Saints Row 2 is infamously troubled. When it first launched on Windows in 2009, the port was derided as sloppy, buggy, and slapdash. Despite being primarily done by CD Projekt’s localization team, the game had numerous graphical issues and broken quests. To make matters worse, the multiplayer was done through GameSpy, which shut down in 2013, and the game’s source code was lost during THQ’s bankruptcy sale in the same year. It’s been a mess for years and many PC gamers rightfully skipped right past it to the third and fourth installments.
There may now be hope for PC people that have never experienced the 3rd Street Saints in their home town of Stilwater! The missing source code has been found. In Volition’s Saints Row 2 anniversary stream, the studio revealed that with this original code, they can right the wrongs of the past and update the game to its intended performance. Additionally, they will add higher resolution support, farther in-game draw distance, all the DLC that’s only been available on console, and they are switching multiplayer over to Steamworks. Current owners of Saints Row 2 on Steam will get the updated version for free.
Forget the awful Sonic the Hedgehog film. The director of Straight Outta Compton, F. Gary Gray, is developing a Saints Row movie. Deadline reports that Gray is working with Greg Russo, (not related to the Marvel Russo brothers) to bring those lovable Third Street Saints to the big screen. Actually, that raises an interesting question. If the movie ever gets made, and many in-development movies never leave the writing stage, will we see the Grand Theft Auto inspired gangsta Saints from the first game, or the wacky dildo bat goofballs that fought aliens and the Devil?
Volition and Deep Silver have announced their newest game, Agents of Mayhem. From IGN‘s exclusive reveal, Agents of Mayhem will be a single player open world game in which the player controls three different characters fighting the cartoonish forces of evil. Check out the announcement trailer for some hints at ties to the popular Saints Row franchise. Will it equal the six-star triumph of Saints Row IV? We’ll presumably know more by next week’s E3 event.
Volition and Deep Silver have announced the next Saints Row game. Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell is a standalone expansion release that sets the rascally Third Street Saints against the forces of Satan himself. You can check out the trailer here to see how Steelport looks through a brimstone filter. In this installment, popular ne’er-do-well Johnny Gat and hacker extraordinaire Kinzie Kensington face off against the legions of Hell to rescue President of The United States of America and leader of the Zin Empire, The Boss.
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell is being developed with help from High Voltage Software. The game will be $20 on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC when it releases on January 27th of 2015.
A re-release of Saints Row IV was also announced at PAX Prime. Saints Row IV: Re-Elected will bring the greatest game of all time to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.