Saints Row Developer Announces Agents of Mayhem
Volition has been awfully quiet since the last Saints Row game graced all of our lives with its goofy, irreverent presence last year, but that silence is about to end. Introducing Agents of Mayhem – Volition’s new baby, and our focus for June’s IGN First.
In some ways, Agents of Mayhem is exactly what you’d expect from the open-world action vets, but in quite a few others, it most certainly isn’t. I’d be happy to explain, but it might be easier to show you first.
Agents of Mayhem is in keeping with Volition’s modern design ingredients: an urban landscape, lots of open-world action, and a touch of the whimsical. As the trailer hints at, you play a squad of three agents, and use their unique skills in tandem to beat back the bad guys; which isn’t to say you’re necessarily controlling the “good” ones. Though they’re definitely a lot nicer than the mustache-twirling megalomaniacs of L.E.G.I.O.N., the agents of M.A.Y.H.E.M. aren’t exactly heroes with a capital “H” either, which is part of their charm. Imagine letting the Suicide Squad loose in a futuristic version Seoul, Korea and you’ve got one foot in the ballpark.
So it's an exclusively single-player open-world action game
featuring characters with cool guns, gadgets, and abilities to toy around with. There’s...a lot more to it than that though. What’s the connection, if any, to the Saints Row universe, what are you actually doing minute-to-minute, and what kind of characters can you play as? All will be answered in time. Over the course of the month, here’s some of what you can expect to see:
• A developer’s analysis of the debut trailer, offering more insight into what you’ve just seen.
• First-ever gameplay footage.
• Written and video previews based on our hands-on time.
• A look inside Volition and the making of Agents of Mayhem.
• Other stuff!
This is just the beginning! For much more on Agents of Mayhem, check back on IGN throughout the month, starting on Wednesday!