A new video showcases Saints Row cars, combat, and car combat in a pre-release version of the game -- and it certainly looks like this new open-world game will live up to the spirit of Volition's open-world franchise.
This year's Gamescom Opening Night Live has a lot of surprises and Geoff Keighley opened up the show with a real banger: a new Saints Row game was officially announced at the start of the show. Since then, we've had a trickle of incoming information. Now, it looks like Volition is ready to show off more of the game, releasing several minutes of pre-release footage showing off cars, motorcycles, and various kinds of combat.
Saints Row Cars and Combat Looks Like Tons of Fun
Saints Row cars and combat were shown off in a new video over at Game Informer. This video wasn't exactly a trailer, either -- it simply showed off gameplay free of any frills or commentary.
It looks like the new Saints Row might do a good job of living up to its predecessors -- at least in terms of game mechanics. Yesterday's video on Districts showed off some brief flashes of combat, some cars, and a futuristic fighter jet; it also confirmed that the Bo-Duke-En move where you jump into a car through a side window remains in the game. Today's video showed off a bit more raw gameplay.
The trailer kicks off with a dune buggy driving through the desert and evading police. We then cut to combat on foot, showing the player character battling several police officers. Another cut happens and shows a gunfight between multiple cars. The player is firing out of the window, and they then exercise the option to lay on top of the roof and really lay down some fire on their pursuers.
The scene changes again to a more urban area and the player character gets the "Crisis," a sporty coupe that appears to be new to the franchise. The remainder of the video focuses on driving various different cars (and a dirtbike) in different settings. Based on what I've seen, it looks like driving will keep the same feel that the franchise had so far -- powerslides, insane jumps, and all.
There's still a lot we don't yet know about the new Saints Row game, but we're inching ever closer to its February 22, 2022 release date. In the meantime, you can pre-order Saints Row for PC and consoles via its official website.
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