Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Volition

Volition’s Agents of Mayhem gameplay debuted in new trailer

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Deep Silver has released the first trailer from Volition’s upcoming action title Agents of Mayhem. The Agents of M.A.Y.H.E.M. (the Multinational Agency for Hunting Evil Masterminds) are a new cast of heroes set in the Saints Row universe. The agents are in a battle against the evil organization L.E.G.I.O.N. (the League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations). Legion has taken over the world, and players will have to take them on throughout the cities of an open world with an over-the-top combat system.


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GOG adds Darksiders series, Metro: Last Light Redux, Saints Row 2, 3

GOG (PC) Deep Silver and Nordic Additions - Screenshot 1 has added five titles to their library from Deep Silver and Nordic Games. Each title is on sale as part of a week-long discount to celebrate the deal, with DarkSiders 1 and 2 available for up to 75% off ($7.99, $11.99, respectively), Metro: Last Light Redux for 50% off ($12.49), Saints Row 2 for 60% off ($3.99), and Saints Row: The Third for 66% off ($4.99). All releases are available DRM-free, and as with other older titles, Saints Row 2 has been modified to work without issue on modern rigs.


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Red Faction: Guerrilla gets new modes, drops GfWL in Steam Edition

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Nordic Games has updated the PC version of Red Faction: Guerrilla. Now available on Steam, the new version has the Game for Windows Live elements stripped out and replaced with Steam extras, including trading cards, matchmaking and multiplayer through Steamworks, leaderboard support, and achievements (base game and DLC), plus voice chat and savegame migration from the GfWL edition. Other additions and improvements include support for offline mode, host migration functionality, Behemoth Mode, six maps for Wrecking Crew, join-in-progress for multiplayer, and stability improvements. More details are available below. And to top it all off: the game’s currently on sale for $2.99.


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Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, Re-Elect announced for console, PC

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During their panel at PAX Prime, Volition took the opportunity to announce two new Saints Row projects, Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell and Saints Row: Re-Elect. Both titles were available at Deep Silver’s booth for attendees to try out, and both will be available on January 27. Gat Out of Hell is a standalone expansion for Saints Row IV that will pit players, as either Johnny Gat or Kinzie Kensington, against the forces of hell in a quest to save the soul of the gang’s leader. In addition to a musical number, players can also look forward to fighting historical figures as well as old enemies and a few old friends. Re-Elected is an updated version of Saints Row IV for PS4 and Xbox One.


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Saints Row IV launches for consoles and PC, console patch released

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Deep Silver has announced that Saints Row IV has launched for 360, PC, and PS3. In the latest installment, players take on the role of President of the United States and lead the country in a war against alien invaders from their hometown of Steelport. Volition has also released day-one patches for the console versions, which include a host of fixes and tweaks. The full list for both versions can be found below.


PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Saints Row IV pre-order Commander in Chief Edition announced

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Deep Silver will be upgrading all pre-orders of Saints Row IV to the Commander in Chief Edition. The next entry in the series will put players in the shoes of the President of the United States during an alien invasion, and the bonuses will help even the odds. The upgrade includes the Screaming Eagle, a weapon that fires rockets and stuns enemies with a Sonic Scream attack, an Uncle Sam uniform, and the all-purpose, American Army Knife-styled ‘Merica weapon.


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THQ announces results of asset sale, Crytek, Sega, Ubisoft buy

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THQ has announced the results of their recent asset sale, and the details, which include the new homes of Homefront and Metro: Last Light, can be found below. In regards to what will be done with the acquired studios and properties, the company states that they expect “the new owners to extend employment to most employees and to continue development of the games they purchased that are currently in development.” All of those assets that were not sold, including Darksiders stewards Vigil Games, “will remain part of the Chapter 11 case.“ As of their announcement, the THQ estate will receive around $72 million and employee a small staff to assist during the transition period.


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Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package announced for November

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Volition and THQ are revisiting the Saints Row well with a new all-in-one release, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package. The new edition will include the game and all post-launch content to date, which includes three DLC packs (Genkibowl VII, Gangstas in Space, and The Trouble with Clones) and over 30 bonus items.


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Saints Row: The Third – Enter the Dominatrix heads to Saints Row 4

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Some bad news and some good news, Saints Row fans. First off, the bad news: Enter the Dominatrix, the standalone expansion confirmed last month and set to be released this fall, will not be coming out. But that doesn’t mean that all those floppy alien tentacle bats and abduction rays will be going to waste—perish the thought! Instead, they will be rolled into a bigger project: the recently announced fourth sequel.


DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Saints Row: The Third gets new DLC mission, Gangstas In Space

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Saints Row: The Third’s second DLC mission pack, Gangstas In Space, is now available for the 360, PC, and PS3. The upgrayedd—for that double dose—is available for 560 MS Points/$6.99 and follows director Andy Zhen’s foray into sci-fi, which features the Third Street Saints in a battle against invading aliens.


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