Gamers better get prepared for more Saints Row, because this franchise isn’t going anywhere.
While Volition‘s super-powered, open world sandbox game, Saints Row 4, has only been out for a few weeks, the title is already selling extremely well. For starters, Saints Row 4 has already sold through 1 million units at retail and has already tripled the first week PC sales tally for its predecessor, Saints Row the Third.
Saints Row 4 is also doing very well internationally, making it to the top of the charts in the UK and Germany. Yes, it may be banned in Australia, but apparently a ton of international gamers are enjoying the simple pleasures of the dubstep gun.
Needless to say, Saints Row 4 is a success, further justifying publisher Deep Silver’s purchase of the IP from THQ. Although Deep Silver purchased a product that was nearly finished in Saints Row 4, they were also betting big that the franchise would continue to grow.
After Saints Row the Third took gamers by storm, there was an assumption that whatever Volition did for a follow-up would be even more zany and ambitious. And, as you know from our review, Volition quite literally shoots for the stars in Saints Row 4.
It’s a good thing Saints Row 4 is selling well because Volition has quite the DLC plan for this sequel. Volition’s Steve Jaros outlined that plan briefly during the Saints Row 4 panel at Comic-Con, and the first piece of costume content has hit digital storefronts today.
The Grass Roots DLC pack offers players a chance to unleash their inner country boy or girl as they don overalls and daisy dukes. The DLC pack also includes a bevy of homemade weaponry including a crude shotgun, assault rifle, and a plunger launcher. Check out the trailer for the Grass Roots pack and the Presidential pack — both available today for $2.99 — in the trailer below:
As was previously mentioned, the first story-based DLC should hit Saints Row 4 in a couple of weeks (45 days after launch according to Jaros) and will be titled Enter the Dominatrix. Jaros bills the DLC as a mockumentary-style look at the content that was cut from the game. Presumably the DLC will feature a lot of the ideas that were supposed to go into the original Enter the Dominatrix DLC for Saints Row 3 before it was cancelled.
Hopefully, the DLC for Saints Row 4 can top the decidedly lackluster offerings that Saints Row the Third featured. But, if nothing else, there is sure to be a bigger audience for post-game content.
Were you one of the 1 million+ gamers that picked up Saints Row 4? Will you be buying the Grass Roots or Presidential DLC packs?
Saints Row 4 is out now for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.