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Saint's Row 4 to end current story arc, says dev

Future titles to continue in 'new direction', hints design director

When Saint's Row 4 arrives this summer it will conclude the story arc of the current characters, says the game's design director.

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Saints Row IV puts players in the shoes of the former head of the Third Street Saints, who has become the President of the United States.

An evil alien empire, led by Emperor Zinyak, takes over the world, so it's up to the President and his team to put an end to their takeover plans.

According to Saint Row 4 design director, Scott Phillips, the inevitably ludicrous events that transpire within will form the conclusion of the current story arc.

"We're definitely considering Saints Row 4 sort of the end of that saga of this character and the Saints as they are," he told GameReactor.

"So if there's any more future Saints Rows - which you know we always hope there will be, we hope there's fans for future games like that - they will probably continue in a different direction," added Phillips.

Publisher Deep Silver has confirmed a Saints Row 4 release date of August 20 in the US and August 23 in Europe and Australia.

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