Six Things You Ought To Know About Saints Row

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Volition's rebooted franchise is to be less crazy, with improved car combat
Yesterday saw the long-awaited reveal of the new Saints Row game from Volition. While many expected a remake or remaster of another game from the series, it turned out to be a reboot of the whole franchise, a brand new Saints Row with a new setting, new characters, and a new sensibility. We've gathered all the juicy information that's out there so far.

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The new game is inspired by action movies

According to Volition chief creative officer Jim Boone, the rebooted Saints Row has been partly inspired by three films: Baby Driver, John Wick, and Hobbs And Shaw. Speaking to Games Radar, Boone explained that Baby Driver influenced the game's "commitment to driving," John Wick informs the intended "brutality," and Hobbs And Shaw is "a little bit of that Saints Row sort of flavor, the over-the-top kind of nature we're known for."

It's set across nine different districts

This time set in the fictional Santo Ileso, 2022's Saints Row is themed around cities in the American South West. Each, Volition says, will be distinct, including their version of Las Vegas, here called El Dorado. There will also be the rundown area of Rancho Providencio, while at the other end of the capitalist spectrum, Monte Vista will offer white picket fences in pretty suburbs.

Across all nine, you'll fight for territory against three other factions, The Idols, Los Panteros, and the Marshalls, while attempting to establish your own start-up crime business. Accompanying you are three new characters, Neenah, Eli, and Kevin, each booted out of one of the other…
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