Following on from today's teaser trailer, Deep Silver has officially released the box art and screenshots for Saints Row IV, along with confirming that players will become the President of the United States caught in the grip of an alien invasion. As you'd expect, it's subtle and understated stuff. Not.
Look out for our full preview next week, wherein I'll explain the subtle intricacies of superpowers, mechs and the Dubstep Cannon. Until then, here's the official line.
In the next open-world installment of Saints Row, Deep Silver Volition continues the story of the Third Street Saints by elevating their status to the highest level – the leaders of the free world. In Saints Row IV, the head honcho of the Saints has been elected to the Presidency of the United States. But the Saints are just getting started. Now the larger-than-life insanity of the Saints series gets a new twist with a catastrophic alien invasion, and the aliens have transported the Saints to a bizarro-Steelport simulation. Wield gargantuan superpowers and fight to free humanity from alien granddaddy Zinyak's mental grasp. Escape the simulation that's trapped the Saints crew, or die trying.
Saints Row IV lets players delve into an arsenal of alien weaponry and technology that will turn each Saint into an ultimate entity of destruction. Utilize out-of-this-world superpowers to fight all the way to the top. With intensified action and enhanced customization, players can use their newfound superpowers and leap over buildings, outrun the fastest sports cars, or send enemies flying with telekinesis in the greatest, most insane installment of Saints Row yet.
Save the world, Saints Style.
As revealed earlier today, Saints Row IV will launch on August 23rd in Europe.