After previously claiming that the upcoming Saints Row reboot would feature the “biggest suite of customizations” of any game in the series to date, Volition wants to prove it lives up to its promise with a brand new trailer.
The new Saints Row customization trailer, shown earlier today, shows off a variety of options, from cars and weapons to the new headquarters housed in a ramshackle church. Even more comprehensive are the character options, going so far as to offer selectable “modesty options” for your character’s genitals and chest area.
Some of the options include:
- Asymmetrical face fitting.
- Cross-gender clothing such as skirts, pants, shoes, hats, underwear, outerwear, and socks.
- The ability to adjust the type, texture, shade and gloss of teeth and skin, including muscle and vein definition. It will be possible for your character to look like a furry or a vampire.
- A variety of prosthetics such as artificial legs.
- Weapons whose individual parts can be customized with a variety of skins and decals. You can also put an RPG in a guitar case.
- Extensive vehicle customization for more than 80 cars, including the ability to modify liveries, exotic pieces and parts, engine, wheels and dirt.
- A multi-storey house that grows alongside your criminal empire, with details such as a variety of statues.
The new trailer follows previous claims that Saints Row will allow you to be a “stone cold killer or an awesome looking freak show”. Volition has also confirmed that layered clothing will return and that it will be possible to choose eight different voices for the boss – four female and four male.
Saints Row – Customization Showcase Gallery
Saints Row’s new look has suffered some backlash from fans who have criticized what they believe to be a resemblance to Fortnite. For its part, Volition has said it’s “not backing down” and that “no one’s done a reboot like this before.”
IGN’s own preview noted that the Saints Row reboot “calls the crazies back to the levels of Saints Row 3.” While the customization is certainly wild, the story itself might not be as over the top as it first seems.
First released in 2006, Saints Row gained a following of fans who liked its absurd take on the sandbox genre. The pinnacle was 2013’s Saints Row 4, in which, among other things, the boss escaped from a computer simulation based on a 1950s sitcom.
The new entry, due for release later this year, shifts the setting to the American Southwest and features a gang trying to build their own criminal empire. Volition has said that the noticeable lack of Saints Row’s signature purple is due to the main character not being a Saint yet.
Saints Row is coming to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on August 23rd. While you wait, check out the rest of the biggest games to be released in 2022.
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https://www.ign.com/articles/saints-row-volition-customization-trailer-reveal With the Saints Row customization, you become an armed furry with nothing but an eggplant sticker for modesty