Volition’s Saints Row restart is about to start a new era for the series, but the overall style, attitude and gameplay of this restart still draws from the games that came before it. One change that fans can expect, however, is a renewed system for car combat, as Volition has transformed vehicles into four-wheeled weapons.
An example of this game will be seen when the Saints challenge one of the rival gangs – Los Panteros, The Idols or Marshall Defense Technologies – to a showdown in Santa Ileso. According to Volition’s chief creative officer Jim Boone, these events are inspired by action movies such as John Wick and Baby Driver, and the car fight sequences will have no cruise control.
“We spent a lot of time on a driving model trying to make it as drivable as possible,” Boone told Polygon. “You will still be able to shoot out the window as you could in previous battles, but we have gone a different way when it comes to the car battle. You use the car more as a weapon in Saints Row than you use your firearms. As a result, we felt not that we needed to try to find that cruise control mechanic from the past. “
There is more than one mode of transportation available in Saints Row, as players can explore the city on motorcycles, hoverboards and even wingsuits. Saints Row is currently scheduled to arrive on February 25, 2022.
The second month of next year is already stacked, as many other games will be launched in days in a row. SNK’s fight The King of Fighters XV has 17 February in sight, PS4 and PS5 exclusive Horizon Forbidden West coming 18 February, and 22 February is shared by indie martial arts game Sifu and the next expansion in the Destiny 2 saga, The Witch Queen.
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