If you've played any of the recent installments in the action-adventure Saints Row franchise, then you are already well aware how the series has embraced its crazy side and jumped off the deep end. The journey from battling street gangs to battling aliens has been a bizarre, but incredible enjoyable one for Saints Row fans and the upcoming Gat Out of Hell expansion plans to keep the crazy train rolling by making the underworld the next stop.
As Deep Silver prepares to release the latest DLC pack on Saints Row IV and unleash the power of the Seven Deadly Weapons, the series is also about to make its current-gen debut with a PS4 and Xbox One port of the latest game and its long list of expansions. To celebrate the launch of Gat Out of Hell and Saints Row IV: Re-elected, the marketing team is taking a cue from late night/early morning television and pitching the games with a satirical infomercial.
Like all the previous trailers for Gat Out of Hell and Re-elected, the infomercial puts an emphasis on the game's humor and unique setting. Usually trekking to Hell to kill Satan wouldn't be a joke, but in the world of Saints Row it doesn't seem quite so dark. Players get a sneak peek at some of the prisoners of the underworld that they'll need to fight through as well; including Blackbeard, Vlad the Impaler, and (for some reason) William Shakespeare.
The second half of the trailer focuses on the current-gen port, Re-elected, and pokes fun at the hardcore 'internet pixel counters' who will be comparing the re-release to the original. In addition to that 1080p upgrade, one of the major selling points of Re-elected is the opportunity to pick up the core game plus every DLC pack in the Re-elected/Gat Out of Hell double pack.
If you missed Saints Row IV in the previous console generation, we definitely recommend using this opportunity to get caught up. The current-gen upgrades don't seem too mind-blowing, but the game is hilarious and entertaining enough to justify the purchase if you dig the action-adventure genre. At $50, the double pack is a major steal considering that it contains over $80 of content.
Do you plan to pick up the Gat Out of Hell expansion next week? Do you think the double pack bundle is worth the price? Let us know in the comments.
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell and Saints Row: Re-elected release on January 23, 2015 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.