New Saints Row 4 edition takes things seriously

Just in case you thought that changing hands would mean bigger changes for Saints Row, rest assured the franchise is in safe hands. New publisher Deep Silver has filled us in on the Commander in Chief Edition of the upcoming title, which will be available as a free upgrade for pre-orders at “major freedom-retailers”.

Developer Volition is back to its old tricks, continuing the story of the Third Street Saints in Saints Row 4 by promoting them to become leaders of the free world. Of course, it’s not quite as easy as all that, there are aliens invading the land of the free, so you – and your gang – must now save the world… Saints style. The collector’s edition is pretty much what you’d expect.

Saints Row 4 Commander in Chief Edition

Ladies and Gentlemen, Saints Row 4

My friends, that is the Screaming Eagle jet, which can fire rockets from its talons, as well as invoking the “Sonic Scream” attack, which will leave your enemies more than a little dazed and confused.

There’s also the ‘Merica Weapon, a stimulus package full of “incredibly astonishing” firepower like rocket launchers, flamethrowers and ultra-powered dubstep guns.

…and while you’re doing all that, you’d better look good – here’s a limited-edition Uncle Sam uniform, to deck you out in the appropriate red, white and blue.

The only thing missing, we think, is an apple pie. Any retailers wanna take us up on this?

At this stage, the Commander in Chief pre-order bonus for Saints Row 4 has been confirmed for North America. We hear that it will be available globally, but no details are confirmed as yet.

Saints Row 4 arrives on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on August 20th in North and Latin America, and August 23rd in the rest of the world. Enjoy.

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