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Saints Row Reboot: Release Date, Story, Gameplay, And Trailers

Saints Row Reboot: Release Date, Story, Gameplay, And Trailers
Image: Volition

Written by 

Aaron Bayne

Posted 

24th Jan 2022 16:11

As we step firmly into 2022, many fans have been curious when the Saints Row release date will be revealed. The Saints Row reboot was announced in the summer of 2021, showcasing a bright and revamped take on the Saints Row franchise which had muddled itself in time travel, alien invasions, and marriages to Satan's daughter. So, most fans would be in agreement that it was time for a fresh take. But what is the Saints Row release date? And what's different about this reboot? Here's everything you need to know about Saints Row 2022 including its release date, story details, gameplay, trailers, and more. 

Saints Row Reboot: Release Date And Platforms

Saints Row 2022 Release Date

We've all become accustomed to heart-breaking delays from a collection of the biggest releases, and sadly the Saints Row release date was just one of the many delayed casualties. Originally scheduled to launch in February 2022, Saints Row was pushed back to August 23, 2022. Volition claimed that it was a case of realising the full vision of the game, but many suspected that the sheer volume of big releases surrounding it would have drowned out any noise for Saints Row. And with titles such as Elden Ring, Destiny 2 Witch Queen, Dying Light 2, and Horizon Forbidden West all releasing within weeks of each other it definitely didn't hurt to push things along. 

The Saints Row reboot will launch as a cross-gen release, meaning it will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. On the PC front, Saints Row will be exclusive to the Epic Game Store

Saints Row Reboot: Story Details

Saints Row 2022 release date

If you were a fan of the aforementioned satanic weddings and alien invasions, you may be slightly disappointed by the Saints Row reboot, as its story dials things back a bit for a (slightly) more grounded tale. You play as The Boss, the leader of a new version of The Saints, alongside your three friends, Kevin, Ninah, and Eli. The Saints plan to take over Santo Ileso one district at a time, as they conquer each of the three gangs that occupy their streets. The story is a classic rags-to-riches type deal, but rather hilariously the inception of the gang is for you and your three friends to pay off your student loans. Seems like a perfectly valid reason to start a criminal empire. 

Saints Row Reboot: Trailers

Saints Row 2022 was announced with a bright and explosive cinematic trailer, giving us some glimpses at the setting, The Saints themselves, and the gangs you'll be facing off against. 

The announcement trailer was followed by three further trailers. The first of which gave us an overview of everything different about this reboot, from Volition's reasoning to reboot, to the characters you'll encounter along the way.

Beyond that we got a look at the districts of Santo Ileso and the criminal ventures you will be taking part in, showcasing just how large the Saints Row reboot is going to be. 

Saints Row Reboot: Gameplay

Despite the rebooted nature of Saints Row 2022, the gameplay holds true to the chaotic action of its predecessors. This will be a fast and explosive gameplay experience, with an increased focus on traversal through vehicles and even wingsuits, a tonne of guns, and customisation. Players will easily be able to lose themselves in Santo Ileso. 

With three gangs to face off against, combat will vary depending on who you are fighting. Los Panteros are fitness fanatics who will come at you with melee weapons and possess incredible strength. Then The Idols are all about swarming you with large numbers. And lastly the Marshall Defence Industries will prove to be among the toughest with the latest teched out weapons. 

While there is a large range of variety to the gameplay, a deeply appreciated addition will no doubt be the inclusion of co-op. Volition has confirmed that players will be able to jump in and out of co-op and each mission is made with co-op in mind. 

That's everything you need to know about Saints Row 2022. For more information on Saints Row be sure to check back on this article and others on right here on GGRecon.