Saints Row IV: National Treasure Edition (no Nic Cage, unfortunately)

Deep Silver and Volition have announced that the Saints Row IV: National Treasure Edition will be coming to PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in mid-July.

Despite the tease of a name, a wild-eyed Nicolas Cage is not present to lead you down conspiratorial rabbit holes. As a small consolation, this definitive edition includes all 29 downloadable content packs that were released for the game.

It also comes with the totally insane Grass Roots ‘Merica! gun, which is functionally similar to the weapon that was previously only included in the Commander in Chief Edition, only this one combines a light machine gun, sub machine gun, auto shotgun, heavy pistol, minigun, rocket launcher, flamethrower, and combat knife. A complete list of the weapons, costumes, vehicles, homies, and activities included can be found at the game’s website.

Saints Row IV continues the saga of the Third Street Saints gang, the leader of which (you) has somehow risen to presidency of the United States. Your reign is interrupted by an alien invasion that traps you in a Matrix-esque simulation of the Saints Row III city. An escape plan is hatched to hack the system and turn the deposed POTUS into a vengeful superhero–don’t think about it too hard.

The series started as a GTA clone, but with each iteration it grew into a hyperbolic parody of the genre’s self-seriousness and an irreverent celebration of what makes video games fun. We loved the game’s huge playground and crude humor, so this is a great chance to check it out if you haven’t yet.

Saints Row IV: National Treasure Edition will be shipping to retailers on July 8, and available soon thereafter for digital download on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC for $30.

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