Agents of Mayhem, the open world action game from the creators of Saints Row, is now available to the masses. To celebrate the occasion, Volition has released a new trailer for Agents of Mayhem that shows off its vulgar sense of humor, and lets players know what to expect from the gameplay.
The Agents of Mayhem launch trailer gives fans a glimpse at some of the different agents they can take control of in the game, and what powers they have at their disposal. It also makes its connections to Saints Row very clear, with the opening moments of the trailer pointing out that the game is developed by the same studio, and by showcasing the infamous Johnny Gat on numerous occasions.
Johnny Gat’s inclusion in the game is significant, as his game Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell directly leads into the events of Agents of Mayhem. However, that’s not really mentioned by the trailer, and in fact the trailer doesn’t bother itself with trying to explain its plot to any potential players. For the most part, it seems as though the game’s story is secondary to causing open world destruction, and all fans really need to know is that the game has some loose connections to Saints Row and it takes place after the events depicted in those games.
While Agents of Mayhem may be attempting to branch out on its own, the launch trailer’s heavy focus on Johnny Gat shows that the game is still very much aimed at fans of Saints Row. Considering this, one has to wonder why Volition didn’t simply make Saints Row 5 instead of a new IP.
The studio touched on this a little bit back at E3. Apparently, it’s as simple as Deep Silver giving the go-ahead for Volition to work on a new IP, and the studio ran with the opportunity. Even so, the game’s story connections to Saints Row could make some see it as the next game in the series anyway.
Regardless of why Agents of Mayhem isn’t being touted as Saints Row 5, the game should still please fans of that franchise, as seen in our Agents of Mayhem review. With the game now making its way into the hands of fans, it will be interesting to see if it will reach the same heights as Saints Row or not.
Agents of Mayhem is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.