Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell looks like pure fan service. For one, you’re playing as Johnny Gat for the first time, the baddest-ass of the Fourth Street Saints. You’re also playing as Gat in Hell, which makes shooting Satan in the face an actual part of this video game. Deep Silver Volition knows its audience.
This new gameplay clip, hosted by producer Jim Boone, runs through a whole mess of stuff we haven’t seen before. Take the Exodus-10, which Boone describes as “the locust plague, in a gun.” It shoots a swarm of locusts. The math is pretty straightforward here.
We also get a glimpse at a couple of new activities. In Rambulance, you mow down the denizens of Hell from behind the wheel of a life-ending (R)ambulance. There’s also Hellblazing, a checkpoint-style time challenge that uses Gat’s ability to fly, new in Gat Out of Hell.
All of this action unfolds in the netherworld city of New Hades. You can probably see some suspicious similarities between it and Saints Row 4‘s urban setting… but don’t mind any of that. It’s a totally new city, and not simply the old city with a lot more fire and demons and stuff. Wasn’t that plague gun really neat?
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell brings the funny to PC and PlayStation/Xbox consoles on January 27, 2015. It’s joined on the same day by a “Re-Elected” re-release of Saints Row 4 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.