‘Saints Row 4’ Trailer: The Return of Johnny Gat; Voice Cast Includes NPH & Nolan North

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From thuggish Presidents to shotgun-wielding strippers, the Saints Row series has never really been known for its fleshed out cast of characters. Equal parts outrageous and obnoxious, coif-haired cutthroat Johnny Gat was as close to a franchise mascot as the series had ever had, until [SRIII Spoiler Ahoy!] developer Volition decided to kill him off.

Now the Gat is back, and by the looks of things, he’s none-too-fond of Saints Row 4’s latest extraterrestrial threat. Appearing in an all-new promo video released online today, Johnny turns the tables on his alien abductors with a shiv as sharp as his dress sense. From there on out, it’s ultra beatdowns all the way, as Gat gets to display his amazing range of otherworldly powers.

Highlights include an inverted midair slam/curb stomp, a crowd-dispersing Hadouken-like blast, and, of course, more outrageous kung-fu shenanigans than you can shake a ‘Penetrator’ truncheon at. For more on these unique moves, check out our  Saints Row 4 preview.

Saints Row 4 Gat

Returning to voice Gat is LOST star Daniel Dae Kim, who joins the likes of Terry Crews, Nolan North, Neil Patrick Harris and wrestling superstar Rob Van Dam in bringing Saints Row 4’s crazed cast of caricatures to life. The complete list of voice actors, as revealed yesterday, includes —

  • Keith David
  • Danielle Nicolet
  • Jennifer Jules Hart
  • Nolan North
  • Natalie Lander
  • Michael Dorn
  • Sumalee Montano
  • Arif Kinchen
  • Tim Thomerson
  • Mike Carlucci
  • JB Blanc
  • Kenn Michael
  • Laura Bailey
  • Rebecca Riedy
  • Andrew Bowen
  • Michael Yurchak
  • TC Carson
  • Yuri Lowenthal
  • Ursula Taherian
  • Ogie Banks
  • Troy Banks
  • Robin Atkin Downes
  • Diane Michelle

In other Saints Row-related news, a spoof web page has gone live detailing the policies of the game’s fictional government. Saintsrow.gov features such life-like applications as an I.D card creator, a weapons registration system and a ‘meet the administration’ menu. Best of all, the site showcases a number of hilarious new laws players can vote into in-game action. Options range from the useful to the downright absurd, including a petition to outfit ice cream trucks as mobile weapon retailers and an appeal to send Dr. Genki to the UN.

Look for more Saints Row 4 announcements at San Diego Comic-Con, when Keith David, JB Blanc, Yuri Lowenthal, Troy Baker and Laura Bailey will join outspoken Volition creative director Steve Jaros for the “Saints Row 4 Super Dangerous Wub Wub Panel.”

Saints Row 4 is dubstepping its way onto Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC formats on August 20th (USA/CAN) & August 23rd (Worldwide). US Gamers who pre-order the game will receive a free upgrade to the game’s limited-run Commander In Chief Edition.’

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Source: Volition