Saints Row premiered a new story and gameplay trailer during The Game Awards showing off some of the havoc players can get into while running a new criminal empire.

The gameplay trailer was all about celebrating the outrageous stuff you can do in the upcoming Saints Row. Whether that’s piloting a high-speed jet through skyscrapers, flying your wingsuit across the city, or kicking some poor guy in the junk, Saints Row has you covered.

A Saints Row game was first officially announced earlier this year. There was some initial pushback online regarding the direction of the reboot, but developer Volition stood by its vision for Saints Row and today showed off a trailer that leans fully into the brand of lunacy Saints Row is known for.

Koch Media announced a new Saints Row was in the works as early as 2019, but the official reveal didn’t happen until 2021. IGN was able to get an early look at the upcoming Saints Row which is set in a fictional, southwest USA-inspired city of Sant Ileso. Here a group of friends must start their own criminal empire in a city with several feuding gangs.

While there aren’t any classic Saints characters this time around, you’ll be aided by new crewmates like driver/mechanic Nina, finance guru Eli, and thrill-seeking DJ Kevin.

After a delay, the new Saints Row is coming out on August 23, 2022. For more announcements from the show check out everything announced at The Game Awards.

Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.

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