Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, the standalone spinoff of Saints Row IV, will now arrive on January 20, 2015, a week earlier than originally promised. Gat Out of Hell will be available for download only on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and will also be available bundled with Saints Row IV: Re-Elected. Both Gat and Re-Elected arel also coming to PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One.
Gat Out of Hell casts you as Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington in their quest to rescue the President of the United States/leader of the Saints from the underworld city of New Hades. Just as Saints Row IV raised the increasingly ridiculous stakes of the wry, open-world series by introducing aliens and a Matrix-like simulated world, Gat Out of Hell will pump up the supernatural with demons, deceased historical figures, and a gun that shoots swarms of locusts. Needless to say, we’re excited.
Although built on the same engine as Saints Row IV, Gat out of Hell stands alone as a downloadable game for $20 that does not require SRIV to play, unlike typical DLC. It’s similar to the way Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was handled, a standalone game that recast the engine of Far Cry 3 in ’80s sci-fi action neon for one of the most delightful surprises of 2013.
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected will be available for PlayStation, Windows, and Xbox platforms on January 20, 2015.