Volition, the studio behind the open-world title Saints Row, has announced the release date for the highly anticipated first DLC, along with a major update. After a rough initial launch in August 2022, the game continues to evolve with new content and improvements, aiming to engage players and breathe new life into the franchise. Here’s a breakdown of what players can expect:
1. “The Heist and the Hazardous” DLC: Revenge and Exciting Additions
The first DLC, titled “The Heist and the Hazardous,” introduces an engaging storyline centered around Chris Hardy, an obnoxious movie star who double-crosses the Saints. Players will embark on a quest for revenge through three new missions, including one of the largest missions ever created by Volition. Additionally, new wingsuit events, a unique weight-firing weapon, and a dozen more wearables await players as they complete missions and events.
2. Free Update: Sunshine Springs District and Game Improvements
Accompanying the DLC release is a significant free update. The update brings the vibrant Sunshine Springs district to Santo Ileso, combining the allure of Hollywood and the luxury of Palm Springs. Players can explore this new area frequented by the city’s wealthiest residents.
Furthermore, the update includes various game improvements, such as a combat overhaul, a Photo Mode for capturing memorable moments, and bug fixes that enhance overall performance on all platforms. Volition promises a faster-paced combat experience, fairer dodge rolls, and improved aiming and engagement mechanics. Players will also find it easier to interrupt calls for reinforcement, thanks to extended timers across all difficulty levels.
3. Upcoming Premium DLC: “Murder Circus” and Cheats
Volition has teased the next premium DLC called “Murder Circus,” emphasizing its focus on replayability. While details are scarce, this mode will introduce new gameplay elements that offer exciting challenges outside the main Saints narrative. Additionally, players can look forward to the inclusion of cheats, adding a fun and unpredictable element to their gaming experience.
With the release of the first DLC and the accompanying updates, Saints Row aims to address the initial concerns and provide players with a more immersive and enjoyable gameplay experience. Fans of the series can mark their calendars for May 9th, when “The Heist and the Hazardous” DLC will be available alongside the free Sunshine Springs district and update. Get ready to dive back into the world of Saints Row and unleash mayhem once again!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Chris Hardy?Chris Hardy is an obnoxious movie star featured in the Saints Row game series. In the DLC titled “The Heist and the Hazardous,” he double-crosses the Saints, leading to their quest for revenge.
What is Sunshine Springs?Sunshine Springs is a district in the Saints Row game. Described as a combination of Hollywood and Palm Springs, it is frequented by the wealthiest citizens of Santo Ileso.
What is the premise of the DLC “The Heist and the Hazardous”?In the “The Heist and the Hazardous” DLC for Saints Row, the Saints seek revenge on the character Chris Hardy, an obnoxious movie star who double-crosses them. The DLC features three new missions, including one of the largest missions created by Volition, new wingsuit events, a unique weapon, and additional rewards for players.
What is the upcoming DLC “Murder Circus” about?“Murder Circus” is the next premium DLC for Saints Row. It is described as a mode focused on replayability and does not center around the Saints. While details are limited, there are hints that Professor Genki, a popular character from previous games in the series, might make an appearance. The DLC will also introduce cheats to the game.