Remasters are becoming nearly as common as standard releases, with developers and publishers looking for opportunities to update their games from the previous generation to look and perform better on modern hardware (and perhaps just looking for a more palatable way to suggest that players repurchase a game they already own). The actual quality of remasters vary drastically across releases, with the bare minimum effort being support for higher resolutions and marginally up-scaled textures, and the absolute top end of things being just shy of total remakes. Most games fall somewhere in between, or perhaps re-implement an older title in a newer series release’s engine, and generally are serviceable in that they allow you to keep playing a game from a previous generation that might no longer be accessible. Then, there’s Saints Row: The Third Remastered, which, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, is one of the best remasters I have ever seen, and actually feels like a proper utilization of the term. It is truly a remarkable, notable improvement over the original game’s presentation in nearly every aspect, and frankly it is a joyful way to return to Steelport after all these years.
Today Deep Silver and Volition released an in-game walkthrough from the pre-alpha version of Saints Row IV based on the demo shown during the latest PAX East.
Senior Producer Jim Boone from Volition will lead you through the urban chaos of virtual Steelport. In the upcoming Saints Row IV for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC, not only will you greet your citizens as President of the USA with friendly… punches, but you’ll also have some mind-boggling weapons will also be at your disposal. Make your people dance to the funky beats of your Dubstep Gun and literally kill them with music! Weapons now not only can be upgraded; this time you will be also able to change their looks.
In Saints Row IV you will encounter enemies that are certainly…out of this world! Blast them to pieces… either with your super Mech… or your superpowers!
Today Deep Silver and Volition released a simultaneously awesome & terrifying new trailer showcasing all-new in-game footage for the upcoming Saints Row IV for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC platforms. As the President of the United States of ‘Merica, you are a presidential ass-kicker delivering justice Saints-style to the invading alien empire, the Zin. Your out of this world powers are second-to-none, as is your ability to deliver a perfect nut-shot. BOOM.